“Top Gun: Maverick works because with its insane aerial photography to the fore, and the style-forward Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski a smart pick behind the camera, it never lets go of that simple love of flying,” he said.
But they aren’t the only ones praising the Hollywood actor for his performance.
During the film’s screening at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 18, the movie received a five-minute-long standing ovation from festival attendees while Cruise was lauded with a surprise Palme d’Or, the highest price one can be awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
Top Gun: Maverick follows Cruise’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, 30 years after his service as one of the Navy’s top-ranking aviators. Maverick is drawn back to the Navy after being called to take charge of training a group of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission. The ghosts of his past come back to haunt him as Maverick as the new mission demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to partake in it.
Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled for release in Australia this May 25.