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Are you excited about the new Matrix movie, or do you feel the trilogy was wrapped up?Nope… not excited. For me, that st...
01/06/2024

Are you excited about the new Matrix movie, or do you feel the trilogy was wrapped up?

Nope… not excited. For me, that story is DONE.

The original film, “The Matrix”, is almost a perfect, text-book example of how you can make a standalone movie that ends on a perfect note for letting the audiences’ imaginations wonder what will happen next.

That’s really the beauty of the first film: it’s actually one long origin story for a super hero, done in a really surprising new way.

And just like most super hero stories… there’s an implication that it’ll just keep going. The fight is only just starting, but the reader gets to imagine how it will all end. For something like The Matrix, where the bumper sticker practically shouts, “FREE YOUR MIND!”, I think that’s the best ending possible. The outcomes are limitless and each person can imagine for themselves what the future may hold for Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, and humanity.

But…

When you decide to continue on past that ending, you may actually end up taking something away from your own work. One of the smartest moves Marvel and Kevin Feige did was that they made each Marvel movie as a set up for the next part of the series… this way, once Marvel Studios was up and running, you knew there was a great tale being told and this was one piece of the overall narrative. They set up the films so you’d know… “this isn’t the end”, and none of the movies actually felt like the story was over, until Avenger’s Endgame… which felt VERY over. (So much so that I think the MCU lost a lot of steam for the next phase. They might have done a little TOO well on this!)

But The Matrix wasn’t really set up to be that. It had a conclusion that was left open-ended for the audience, but not necessarily as a launching point set-up for a franchise. The possibility was there, but it wasn’t 100% there, because the original film was a huge risk that no one was sure was going to be a hit.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to attack the sequels.

There are some really great moments and ideas in there that were seriously fun!

The Matrix Reloaded had one of the best… possibly even THE BEST… chase scene and highway fight I’ve ever seen on film! And I could watch Morpheus kicking ass and being a badass all day! The whole cast on every level is terrific, and for sure, there are some really fun fights and sick action to make the ride mostly worth it.

BUT…

Elements were thrown in to throw curveballs at our characters and the overall narrative, and frankly, muddled things up quite a bit. Where the first film left off on the perfect, hopeful note, most of the next two films was a depressing ride into oblivion without much to cheer about.

Also, there is such a thing as, “too much of a good thing”…

True… it’s sets up a big struggle for the heroes to overcome, but the overall conclusion just felt like a let down… where happiness is sort of tacked on at the end.

Still… it was an ending. Again. Not as good as the ending for the first film, but okay… it’s definitely over.

So… why do another? The main characters, (Neo and Trinity) were DEAD, and humanity was free. The story is over… that’s it.

This brings up the question… why are these characters alive? Didn’t they win? And of course, that burning feeling in my gut that says… “oh Lord… this isn’t going to be like the Star Wars sequel trilogy, is it?”

The Star Wars sequel trilogy really sucked and is a huge part of the blame on why I’d rather not see any more “sequels” for a while.

I genuinely wanted more Star Wars more than anything in the world. But be careful what you wish for. What came out was a fan-fiction trilogy that actively worked to dismantle the original films’ narrative and characters.

And guess what? Making a new Matrix film? Whatever they do, it’s going to have to start dismantling the films that came before to justify why dead characters are alive, why humanity is still fighting, and that the war was never really won.

And no offense to the Wachowskis, but I think they’ve lost their touch and what will come out will look visually stunning but be a narrative mess.

So am I excited? Not really.

Do I want to see Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss, and Lawrence Fishburn in a movie kicking ass again? HELL YES. But I feel like The Matrix is a story that is done. You need some real narrative wizardry to pull of a sequel, but some stories are better if you just let them end on the right note.

The original Ghostbusters. Aliens. Return of the Jedi. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Sometimes, it’s better to just start fresh with a new, different idea than coming back to an old one and trying to squeeze more life out of it. Sometimes, there really is nothing like a fresh start!

What is the fantastic curiosity involving the movie franchise "Matrix" and actor Will Smith?You probably already know so...
01/06/2024

What is the fantastic curiosity involving the movie franchise "Matrix" and actor Will Smith?
You probably already know some curiosities about the "Matrix" movie franchise.

Although. more specifically, are you aware of the fact that actor Will Smith almost played the protagonist Neo in The Matrix?

So it is. When the cast of the film was about to be selected, Smith was offered the role of the protagonist Neo.

The actor turned down the opportunity to act in the critically criticized The Mad Adventures of James West.

Repentant, Smith even said that this was one of his biggest mistakes in life, and that he would go back if he had the chance.

How does Tom Cruise ruin takes when doing his own stunts?Hi.Tom Cruise has made a name for himself as an action star and...
01/06/2024

How does Tom Cruise ruin takes when doing his own stunts?
Hi.

Tom Cruise has made a name for himself as an action star and especially for doing his own crazy and physically demanding stunts.

Throughout his career he has gotten hurt and even broke multiple bones, one of which was kept in and we got to see in Mission Impossible Fallout:

But no matter what happens to him, he keeps doing his own stunts, even firing insurance companies to do them.

The only problem is that he loves to do them so much that he unintentionally does something that forces directors to have to do more takes:

The first time of any stunt is nerve-wracking but it's also exhilarating. I have been told a few times during shooting a stunt to stop smiling.

In the upcoming seventh Mission Impossible film there will be a scene where he jumps of a cliff while riding a motorcycle:

Let's hope he didn't smile while filming that scene.

Which Mission: Impossible movies are the ones closest to being a James movie, especially the ones that involve saving th...
01/06/2024

Which Mission: Impossible movies are the ones closest to being a James movie, especially the ones that involve saving the world like in the 007 movies?
For me, Mission Impossible 2 is one of the films that is closest to the James Bond plot.

As I recall, the film's female lead would spread the virus, and Ethan Hunt had to stop it. He also had to combat terrorists who intended to profit from it by selling the vaccine, a plot that was ultimately stopped after multiple action sequences.

Maybe some people feel that MI: 2 is not a good film or at least does not meet expectations, but I think it is the MI film that is closest to James Bond, especially since the threat is more real and dangerous if you compare it to some other movies.

The last three MI films appear to focus on the nuclear threat and want to start a world war by detonating it, but in reality, this is too redundant and gradually less realistic for today's era, considering that even though several James Bond films focus on the use of nuclear bombs, the threat is not as real as biological weapons like MI:2, where biological weapons can be released and spread without being discovered who did it, and this plot makes more sense and is eminently plausible.

As a result, MI:2 feels more appropriate and suitable when compared to the James Bond scenario, where someone saves the world from a virus attack rather than from a nuclear bomb, which is (probably) easier and has no distant spread like viruses or biological weapons. Of course, it will be more difficult for someone to save the world from a virus attack than a nuclear bomb whose target and explosive power are directed.

Maybe some people don't like MI:2, but from a story perspective, this film is the closest to James Bond, and the threat is more real.

Did Tom Cruise do his own stunts in Mission Impossible 4?Tom Cruise did indeed do his own stunts in Mission Impossible 4...
01/06/2024

Did Tom Cruise do his own stunts in Mission Impossible 4?
Tom Cruise did indeed do his own stunts in Mission Impossible 4. The guy is known for his daredevil attitude and love for adrenaline-pumping action. In fact, he even learned to hold his breath for six minutes to perform an underwater heist in one of the movies. Now, that's dedication!

In Mission Impossible 4, Tom Cruise scaled the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. I mean, who needs a stunt double when you have Tom Cruise, right? The man is a real-life Ethan Hunt, and he takes his job very seriously.

So, to answer your question, yes, Tom Cruise did do his own stunts in Mission Impossible 4. It's just another reason why he's one of the most popular and respected actors in Hollywood.

How was the stunt of jumping from one building to another in Mission Impossible: Fallout achieved?With modern day camera...
01/06/2024

How was the stunt of jumping from one building to another in Mission Impossible: Fallout achieved?
With modern day camera technology,

a safety harness

with padding under his clothes

Even with these safety precautions things still went wrong with the shot

and he broke his ankle

Two camera can be scene in this behind the scenes shot

Look at this Before and

and after shot(Now you see the cable, crew, and cranes)

(Now you don’t) Modern day special effects and Technology are amazing.

Say whatever you want about Tom Cruise as a person, but he’s the last of the last when it comes to an actor being popular all over the world and he still knows how to sell a film

Even after breaking his ankle he picked himself up onto the building and finished the shot,

as seen in the sourced link above.

Oh yeah, he did this stunt too.

Because he’s Tom Cruise.

Why does Tom Cruise keep putting his leg down in his motorcycle scene in Mission: Impossible?The Intriguing Motorcycle S...
01/06/2024

Why does Tom Cruise keep putting his leg down in his motorcycle scene in Mission: Impossible?
The Intriguing Motorcycle Scene: Why Tom Cruise Lowers His Leg in Mission: Impossible?

In the realm of action cinema, every detail matters.

Tom Cruise's decision to consistently put his leg down during the motorcycle scene in "Mission: Impossible" is a testament to the meticulous attention that goes into crafting compelling sequences.

From a practical perspective, it ensures stability and precision in executing stunts. Artistically, it enhances the authenticity of the scene while making the action relatable.

Tactically, it enables the character to navigate through tight spaces seamlessly.

Symbolically, it underscores the character's control and mastery.

Read my comment below for more details

How does Tom Cruise respond to 'Barbie' dominating 'Mission: Impossible 7' at the box office?Tom Cruise's latest film, '...
01/06/2024

How does Tom Cruise respond to 'Barbie' dominating 'Mission: Impossible 7' at the box office?
Tom Cruise's latest film, 'Mission: Impossible – Mortal Sentence Part 1', is encountering unexpected hurdles at the box office, and the phenomenon dubbed 'Barbenheimer' appears to be a significant factor.

Initially, Cruise expressed concerns about 'Oppenheimer' affecting IMAX theaters for his film, but it seems the broader 'Barbenheimer' trend is proving to be a more substantial challenge. Both 'Oppenheimer' and 'Barbie' have had a considerable impact on the performance of 'Mission: Impossible – Mortal Sentence Part 1'.

How did 'Tom Cruise' manage to pull-off the mission impossible sequence of hanging on to a flying plane without digital ...
01/06/2024

How did 'Tom Cruise' manage to pull-off the mission impossible sequence of hanging on to a flying plane without digital effects or a stunt double?
Tom Cruise performed this sequence where he’s hanging onto a flying airplane without digital effects or a stunt double. At times the aircraft reached 5,000 feet in the air 😮

The Rope!

Cruise is attached to the plane with a harness at his waist. Notice that his torso always stays attached to the body of the plane. His clothes conceal the connection. Had he not been attached, with speed, his body would lift and he could not hold on.

For the unknown, Tom Cruise is secured by a wire. This is just for info, not taking anything away from Tom Cruise. The stunt is still incredible.

Does Tom Cruise find pleasure in working seven days a week amid the success of 'Mission: Impossible 7'?Yeah, I think he ...
01/06/2024

Does Tom Cruise find pleasure in working seven days a week amid the success of 'Mission: Impossible 7'?
Yeah, I think he does. I really think he does.

By all indications, Tom Cruise is a classic, definitive Type A, Alpha Predator personality, possibly with a touch of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Based on his media image, I have difficulty imagining Cruise relaxing, let alone sleeping.

Why did Tom Cruise lose it on the set of Mission Impossible 7?Tom Cruise assured that he only seeks to "do what is best ...
01/06/2024

Why did Tom Cruise lose it on the set of Mission Impossible 7?
Tom Cruise assured that he only seeks to "do what is best for the audiences", after his effort to record Mission: Impossible: Mortal Sentence.

The 60-year-old actor once again referred to the filming of this new installment by director Christopher McQuarrie where he once again plays agent Ethan Hunt, a role he has had for 27 years with the launch of the first installment of the saga.

This time, Tom Cruise admitted, in an interview for EFE, that the scenes acted in Mission: Impossible 7 were some of the most complicated he had during his more than 40-year career as an actor.

Are you disappointed that the new 'Mission Impossible' movie will be delayed until 2025 due to the actors’ strike?Yes. D...
01/06/2024

Are you disappointed that the new 'Mission Impossible' movie will be delayed until 2025 due to the actors’ strike?
Yes. Disappointed the same way I am disappointed when root canal work is delayed.

Sitting through Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning was (is?) much like sitting through a Coyote and Road Runner cartoon. Great fun for 6–8 minutes. After that, less so.

Sadly, MIDR went on for 2 hours and 43 minutes. Not as long as Gone WIth the Wind, but then the Civil War picture had more plot. Dead Reckoning consists of villainous supporting players snarling “It’ll be the end of the world!” at Tom …

And Tom running night-time and day-time through different European cities.

But there are variations. Tom also drives fast down wide streets and very narrow streets.

Rides fast on a motorcycle (an old habit).

Fights baddies atop trains.

And hangs on for dear life from the end of trains.

I can appreciate that Tom is executing risky stunts as he hits sixty (Keaton did his hairy stuff in his 20s and 30s), but a lot of the action is not only preposterous, it’s monotonous. And at the risk of sounding like a movie-thrills ingrate, I don’t care very much if Mr. Cruise is doing real-world stunt work his very own self.

What I want is a movie that doesn’t play like a long-form Coyote and Roadrunner extravaganza.

How does Tom Cruise ruin takes when doing his own stunts?Ah, the infamous Tom Cruise and his death-defying stunts on the...
01/06/2024

How does Tom Cruise ruin takes when doing his own stunts?
Ah, the infamous Tom Cruise and his death-defying stunts on the silver screen. It's no secret that the man loves to do his own stunts, but sometimes, that can come with a cost: ruined takes.

Now, let's get one thing straight - Tom Cruise is a phenomenal actor and performer. His dedication to his craft is unparalleled, and his willingness to put his body on the line for a role is admirable. However, when you're jumping out of airplanes or scaling skyscrapers, things can go wrong.

The thing about stunts is that they require precision and timing. One wrong move, and the entire shot can be ruined. So when Tom Cruise insists on doing his own stunts, it can be a bit of a nightmare for the crew. They have to account for his movements and make sure everything is timed perfectly - which can be tricky when you're dealing with such unpredictable variables.

But that's not to say that Tom Cruise is solely to blame for ruined takes. In fact, the entire crew has to work together to ensure that everything goes smoothly. It's a collaborative effort, and when one person messes up, it can throw the whole thing off.

So while Tom Cruise may have a reputation for ruining takes, it's important to remember that he's just one piece of the puzzle. And let's be real, the guy is still a movie star despite all of his mishaps.

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Can you give your review of Top Gun 2?As usual Tom Cruise is always at his best in what he is supposed to deliver as a l...
01/06/2024

Can you give your review of Top Gun 2?
As usual Tom Cruise is always at his best in what he is supposed to deliver as a lead actor in any movie offered to him. It is so unbelievable that even at 59 he looks hell young as someone of 45 years, or even younger. His down to earth attitude with a smart personality is always a winning point.

There is no doubt this is one of cruise’s all time best films already in his long filmography. The authentic work that went into every frame generously shows by Kosinski. As the jets cut through the atmosphere and brush their target soils in close-shave movements that leave you in awe.

For those who haven't watched 1986's masterpiece and original Top Gun, I strongly advise you to watch it, because it has emotional and eventual connection with this sequel. Val Kilmer's short yet impactful role of Admiral Iceman, now a sufferer of throat cancer, shares emotional bonding with Pete in a short period. Roles of young pilot trainees and graduates played by Miles Teller, Glenn Powell and Monica Barbaro are outstanding and performed exceptionally brilliant.

Last but not the least, Jennifer Connelly deserves a strong applause for her performance as Pete's new love interest Penelope and a single mother. Her presence alongside Tom adds a slight comfort and helps in moving the story forward.

Overall, this one is a highly recommendable sequel and more powerful than the original.

Go watch it in the biggest and loudest possible screen you can!…..

What rank was Tom Cruise in Top Gun?In the original, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is a Lieutenant (O-3, equivalent to an Arm...
01/06/2024

What rank was Tom Cruise in Top Gun?
In the original, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is a Lieutenant (O-3, equivalent to an Army Captain).

In the sequel, he’s a Captain (O-6, equivalent to an Army Colonel), though as Ed Harris’ character acidly points out in the trailer, Mav’s awfully old to still be a Captain.

In Top Gun Maverick, why didn't they use 5th generation jets to accomplish that mission instead of using old technology ...
01/06/2024

In Top Gun Maverick, why didn't they use 5th generation jets to accomplish that mission instead of using old technology against Su-57?
Because it’s not really a movie about military hardware, military tactics, or the military. It’s about forgiveness, redemption, and leadership.

When we meet Maverick again after some 30+ years we see he’s still the same old Maverick. He’s still disobeying orders, buzzing the tower, and pi***ng off admirals. He’s also still the best pilot alive. Except now he’s alone.

“You’ve got a real attitude problem, Maverick! You’re a slacker!”

He can’t just can’t help pushing the envelope until disaster strikes. It’s in his DNA. But we also understand why he’s still flying for the Navy as a Captain (O-6) when he should at least be a two-star admiral, if not a senator. We can see why he never settled down and started a family. He’s been dodging promotions and domestic life because it’s during those solitary moments in the air that he feels closest to Goose.

“Talk to me, Goose.”

Maverick never got over Goose’s death, his brother from another mother. We can’t help wondering if he feels a little responsible for it even though the crash that killed Goose was an accident. Or maybe it was Iceman’s fault. Doesn’t really matter in the end. All we need to know is Maverick is quietly looking after Goose’s son, Rooster, who’s all grown up and going to be on this dangerous new mission.

Enter Hangman. Hangman is a mirror image of the younger Maverick, but with one key difference: he has a heart the size of a split pea. Every movie needs an antagonist, and with combat against the enemy not happening until a full hour-and-a-half into the movie, Hangman assumes this role. He’s smarmy, a bully, and doesn’t seem to understand that being the best doesn’t necessarily make you someone others will follow.

This guy is so sleazy, we can’t help feeling a sense of dread when he discovers the secret of the Maverick-Rooster relationship. How’s he going to exploit this knowledge, we ask. He’s such a creep, he reopens that old wound as a means to elevate his own spot in the pecking order and he doesn’t care if it tears the team apart. He torments Rooster because it feels good. He’s Draco Malfoy with a tan.

“Bradshaw. As I live and breathe.”

We all saw in the original Top Gun that, as much of a pain in the ass Maverick is, he still has a heart of gold. He’s always been intensely loyal to his fellow flyers. He risks his life to help Cougar get back to the carrier after getting rattled by the MiG pilot. He knows he’s already skating on thin ice but still butts heads with Admiral Simpson over the intensity of the training. “And to teach them how to come home. Sir.” He drills the importance of teamwork into his flyers. “What explanation will their families accept at the funeral?”

That’s why he takes Goose’s death so hard in the first movie. He instinctively understands that with great power comes great responsibility. He tries to honor his oath to Rooster’s mother to keep him from flying, and when that fails, he does his best to keep the kid out of the most dangerous missions. It comes at a heavy price, damaging Rooster’s navy career and fostering intense resentment in the younger pilot.

Hangman may be the most naturally talented flyer of his class, perhaps of his generation, but you know Maverick will always have your back no matter what. That’s a leader. That’s the kind of person people will fight and die for. He won’t let Rooster die at the pointy end of an enemy missile and doesn’t hesitate for even one second to wrap a protective cloak around his best friend’s son and take the hit himself.

“And that cobra maneuver, I don’t ever want to see that s**t again!”

Now, Hangman isn’t all bad. We see a glimpse of the good guy inside of him, waiting to get out, during that first training exercise. He exhorts Rooster to be the first one to score against Maverick during the exercise — “Come on Rooster you got him! Take the shot!” — before reverting to form. So it’s not that much of a surprise to see him, now captain of the JV squad, cheering on Rooster and then scoring that bullseye. The old Hangman could never have been the hero like that.

^If you didn’t feel like cheering at this moment or at least break out a smile, you’re no fun.

So yeah, if this was real life, they would have sent a stealth bomber at night to drop bunker busters. And they wouldn’t have been planning a mission like this at Top Gun. And Top Gun isn’t even in San Diego anymore. And two guys couldn’t steal an F-14 by themselves. And SAMs don’t really work that way. And the enemy would have tried to capture a downed pilot rather than shoot him. And yes, if you eject at Mach 10, you won’t make it back alive. But hey, who’s to say he did actually eject at Mach 10? Maybe he managed to slow down to subsonic before the plane broke apart and he was able to eject?

And yes, people don’t address pilots by their call signs when they aren’t flying, let alone civilians. But hey, did you notice that the only person who calls Maverick anything other than “Maverick” or “Lieutenant” is Iceman in the first movie? And notice he eventually becomes Maverick’s oldest and most loyal friend.

“Who’s the best pilot you ever saw?” Oops, wrong movie!

Who is Tom Cruise's love interest in the new Top Gun movie?The love interest is played by one of my favourite actresses,...
01/06/2024

Who is Tom Cruise's love interest in the new Top Gun movie?
The love interest is played by one of my favourite actresses, Jennifer Connelly. She plays the role of ‘Penny Benjamin’, a character who was briefly mentioned but never seen in the first movie.

To be honest, I am not sure it is her greatest ever role, and her character adds little to the story arc except for perhaps illustrating how Maverick has matured. But any movie is automatically better off with Jennifer Connelly in it.

What is your review of Top Gun: Maverick (2019 movie)?Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Movie Review (No Spoilers)Rating: ★★★★ (4...
01/06/2024

What is your review of Top Gun: Maverick (2019 movie)?
Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Movie Review (No Spoilers)

Rating: ★★★★ (4 out of 5)

A well made sequel which turns out to be much better than the original cult classic. Its an old school Hollywood blockbuster which should be viewed on the biggest screen possible.

I was not expecting much from this sequel when it was announced as I found the 1985 original to be good but not great from a storyline perspective. Maybe as I watched it in 2017 and hence may not have understood what worked so well in 1986. However, the sequel is definitely multiple times better in all aspects and I was hooked from start to finish.

Despite the 36 years time difference between the two movies, the story seems like a logical progression. Like the original, the movie is really well shot and the air flight scenes are worth watching on the big screen. The emotional scenes involving Tom Cruise and Miles Teller are well done and there is a special appearance by Val Kilmer which should make the fans of the original happy as well as sad. The last 40 mins of climax is the highlight of the movie. The romantic subplot between Cruise and Jennifer Connelly have a few good scenes, but is just used as filler in the movie and doesn’t serve much purpose in the overall storyline. The soundtrack is amazing with some great original songs.

The mission which the team carries here is also much more interesting than the original. Also they included one female character among the main pilots to show how gender diversity has progressed in 30 yrs (even though there are no other female characters). The antagonists however have not been given any screen time and they haven’t been shown as well.

Tom Cruise is in form here and we see the “actor” here instead of the “star” of his recent action movies in last decade. Supporting cast including Jon Hamm , Milles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris have some great scenes as well. The runtime is over two hours but the climax manages to keep viewers interested.

Overall, this is a must watch for those who enjoy the old school Hollywood movies. Watch it on a big screen and you will definitely enjoy this.

How old was Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun?As others have said. And he was playing a character that would be at younges...
01/06/2024

How old was Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun?
As others have said. And he was playing a character that would be at youngest three years older than he, the actor, was chronologically.

Why?

An Navy officer would be commissioned as an Ensign after graduating from university at the age of 22.

He would then go on to Flight training which would take anywhere from an year and a half to two years to complete basic flight training, advanced flight training and to be trained for the type he was going to fly in the fleet (in this case for Maverick, it was the F-14A Tomcat).

He’d be 24 by that time and be in zone for promotion to Lieutenant Jr. Grade and be heading out to his first operational squadron. And essentially timed in such a way that he doesn’t end up missing the pre-deployment workups prior to deployment.

If you look at Maverick’s ribbons, you’ll see he has a single sea service ribbon (no star attachment) which means that he has only had one cruise in his entire Navy career so far. Either that’s a continuity error in the movie or VF-1 has been sitting on the sidelines for three years.

By the time he comes back from cruise (usually 6–7 months unless extemded) Maverick would have yet another eight month workup period and go back out to sea for another deployment. This would put him in line to be promoted to Lieutenant: the rank at which we see him in the movie which means that he should at least have a one star-attachment on his sea service ribbon.

By the time he’s in Top Gun Maverick, he should have had a silver star attachment to his sea service ribbon for at minimum six cruises according to his experience level. He still doesn’t have a single star on his sea service ribbon.

TL:DR - Cruise is a 23 year old playing a 27 year old Lieutenant in the movie Top Gun.

What rank was Tom Cruise in Top Gun?Tom Cruise was a leautanant. After losing his friend, top pilot Maverick is given a ...
01/06/2024

What rank was Tom Cruise in Top Gun?
Tom Cruise was a leautanant. After losing his friend, top pilot Maverick is given a second chance to redeem himself. He struggles to be at his best and also gets romantically involved with his civilian instructor Charlie.

Did Tom Cruise invent Scientology before or after Top Gun?I’m going to go ahead and assume that you already know that Ho...
01/06/2024

Did Tom Cruise invent Scientology before or after Top Gun?
I’m going to go ahead and assume that you already know that Hollywood A-list actor Tom Cruise did not “invent” Scientology, which is a new church, religion and thought system founded by science fiction/fantasy writer L. Ron Hubbard in 1952, ten years before Tom Cruise was born.

Cruise joined the Church of Scientology back in 1986 after being converted to the belief system by his first wife, actress Mimi Rogers, whose father was a prominent member and personal friend of Hubbard’s. 1986 also happens to be the same year that “Top Gun” was released.

Cruise may be a very high profile church member and occasional recruiter of other Hollywood stars for Scientology, but he didn’t “invent” the religion.

How old was Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun?He was 23 years of age in 1986 movie “Top Gun” he looked really good in his ...
01/06/2024

How old was Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun?
He was 23 years of age in 1986 movie “Top Gun” he looked really good in his early 20’s but he still going strong &still looks good for his age IMO!

Time has flew by it don’t seem that long ago even though I was a child lol

Did Tom Cruise fly planes in the new Top Gun?A Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, fighter jet used by the U.S. Navy since 1995,...
01/06/2024

Did Tom Cruise fly planes in the new Top Gun?
A Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, fighter jet used by the U.S. Navy since 1995, costs the American government $67.4 million per plane. So it should come as no surprise that Tom Cruise and Miles Teller didn't actually pilot the fighter jets in Top Gun: Maverick.

The cast of Top Gun went through an intense training course in pre-production. Testing and flying (although not piloting) smaller prop planes to, eventually, F-18s, loaned to the production crew by the Department of Defence for a measly $11,000 an hour. They learned not to fly the things, but how best to mitigate the ill effects of jet flight. In other words, this was a three-month boot camp to avoid air sickness. Which worked because “there was never a time on Top Gun: Maverick where we had to delay or stop filming because somebody felt sick,” said the aerial stunt coordinator.

Why didn't the movie studios use CGI to make Tom Cruise and his aging co-stars look younger in Top Gun: Maverick?Have yo...
01/06/2024

Why didn't the movie studios use CGI to make Tom Cruise and his aging co-stars look younger in Top Gun: Maverick?
Have you seen how CGI de-aging looks?

I’ll grant that Marvel generally does better with actors like Samuel L. Jackson or Kurt Russell, but they need a lot of the best-quality footage they can get of the actor when they’re younger to make it look right, and it also helps if the actor hasn’t gotten…beefier as they age.

No, best to make Tom Cruise’s Maverick older.

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What does REO stand for in Top Gun?Perhaps you mean “RIO”? That stands for Radar Intercept Officer. He or she is the cre...
01/06/2024

What does REO stand for in Top Gun?
Perhaps you mean “RIO”? That stands for Radar Intercept Officer. He or she is the crewmember who sits in the back of a two seat interceptor and operates the radar and other tactical systems.

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