Quentin Tarantino doesn’t normally give his opinion on recent films, but in the case of Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski, he has made an exception.
The American director recently gave his opinion on what he called one of “the best films in the history of cinema”.
First of all, he pointed out that he doesn’t like to give his opinion on new releases because “then I’m obliged to say good things, or else I’m “slapping” someone, and I don’t want to do that”.
However, he did not hesitate to give his opinion of the new release.
“But, in this case…. I love Top Gun: Maverick,” he said.
“I thought it was fantastic. I saw it in the cinema… that and Steven Spielberg’s remake of ‘West Side Story’.
“Both of them I thought offered a real cinematic spectacle, the kind of spectacle I thought I’d never see again. It was unbelievable.
“There was a beautiful detail, because I adore both of them – Tony Scott’s filmmaking and Tony himself – and that is that this is the closest we’re going to get to seeing another Tony Scott film, ever.
“Joseph Kosinski did a great job. The respect and love for Tony was in every shot. Almost in every decision.
“It was consciously there, but in such a sensational way that it became respectful. And I think it was in every decision that Tom (Cruise) made in the film.”