Top Gun

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Plane sinks ship as Top Gun: Maverick overtakes Titanic in US ticket sales
The belated sequel to 1986’s Top Gun moves to seventh in the list of highest domestic grossing movies and is Tom Cruise’s first film to top $1bn globally

Catherine Shoard

08, Aug, 2022 @2:51 PM

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In need of light relief? Top Gun: Maverick is a reminder that Tom Cruise has still got it | Emma Brockes
The sequel is a nostalgic, fun comeback for an actor whose real-life persona makes it easy to forget how good he is on-screen, writes Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

08, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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No, Top Gun: Maverick’s success isn’t down to being pro-America and anti-woke | Jesse Hassenger
Rightwing pundits have tried to claim the sequel’s box office success as their success but there are enough examples to show that this isn’t the case

Jesse Hassenger

03, Jun, 2022 @6:11 AM

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Top Gun: Maverick sparks joy in Taiwan after its flag features on Tom Cruise jacket
Reports of cheers at an advance screening as Hollywood risks anger in Beijing at depiction on apparel of Cruise’s Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell

Sian Cain

01, Jun, 2022 @5:12 AM

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Top Gun: Maverick review – irresistible Tom Cruise soars in a blockbuster sequel
Cinema’s favourite ageless fighter pilot returns with all the nail-biting aeronautics and emotional sucker punches that made the original an 80s-defining hit

Mark Kermode

29, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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What links Top Gun: Maverick to Dennis Rodman and The Outsiders?
The new Tom Cruise flyboy sequel is out, so follow it down the rabbit hole to ER, a Bull in Korea and Francis Ford Coppola

Larry Ryan

28, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Top Gun for hire: why Hollywood is the US military’s best wingman
Film-makers get to borrow expensive bits of kit on the cheap, but the Pentagon uses movies as a propaganda machine

Steve Rose

26, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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A question of style: will Top Gun’s apple-pie nostalgia work its magic in 2022? | Jess Cartner-Morley
The original film’s James Dean T-shirts and flying jackets harked back to a safer, more wholesome era. Three decades later, its sequel will try the same trick

Jess Cartner-Morley

20, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Would you ask Gene Kelly that?’: defiant Tom Cruise dazzles Cannes
A hero’s welcome met the star of two Top Guns and countless Mission: Impossible movies as he took part in a toothless Q&A carried by that mega-watt grin

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2022 @4:51 PM

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Top Gun: Maverick review – Tom Cruise is still speedy, less needy in a rock’n’roll sequel
Cruise presides over some surprising differences from his first outing as the navy pilot hotshot in a film that’s missing the homoerotic tensions of the 80s original

Peter Bradshaw

12, May, 2022 @1:17 PM

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Will Lady Gaga help Top Gun: Maverick take everyone’s breath away?
The soundtrack was essential to the original film’s popularity, and the singer’s powerful new ballad, Hold My Hand, could ensure that Top Gun: Maverick flies high too

Stuart Heritage

03, May, 2022 @11:56 AM

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No need for speed: does anyone care about a Top Gun sequel?
The much-delayed follow-up to the 1986 fan favourite is almost here, with Tom Cruise back as mentor, but it remains to be seen if audiences are willing to return to the skies

Stuart Heritage

31, Mar, 2022 @1:58 PM

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