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The New 'Top Gun: Maverick' Trailer Looks Like 98% Testosterone, 2% Script

By Dustin Rowles | Film | March 29, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | Film | March 29, 2022 |


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A new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick has arrived, and in it, you will see Tom Cruise’s signature grin, Miles Teller’s terrible mustache, a picture on the wall of Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm’s square jaw, and a whole lot of jets flying dangerously close to one another. Tom Cruise returns as Maverick, only now he’s an instructor, and among his students is the son of Goose, whose death Maverick was responsible for in the first film.

Is there an antagonist? A war? A mission? Who knows? What I can tell you is that the trailer does not contain one moment of men playing volleyball. It’s like they’ve completely forgotten what we liked about the original.

Tom Cruise regulars Joseph Kosinski directs, and Christopher McQuarrie came in with the rewrite. Top Gun: Maverick opens in theaters on May 27th.




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