Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun: Maverick'

Among the many 2022 releases, there are a few movies that have been several notches above the rest when it comes to reception. This is the case of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, sequel ‘Top Gun. Idols of the air’, which was released more than thirty years ago. The film starring Tom Cruise has triumphed at the box office, among the public and among professional criticsfor which he has received an award courtesy of one of the most important websites in the film industry.

Rotten Tomatoes, US film and television review website, has announced that ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is the winner of the 2022 Golden Tomato Award, that is, it is the best valued film of the year. With 459 opinions from specialized critics, ‘Top Gun 2’ has a score of 96 out of 100. The general public has also been able to vote on the web and, after more than 50,000 reviews, the result has been even higher, reaching the almost perfect score of 99 out of 100.

‘Maverick’ has achieved something that is not easy to do, it is about pleasing professional critics and the general public alike. There are many cases of films that are adored by critics but are not very well received by the public and vice versa. The feat led by Tom Cruise results in a A total box office success, ‘Top Gun 2’ has grossed almost a billion and a half dollars globally. It ended 2022 as the highest-grossing film released that year, but at the beginning of 2023 ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ snatched the title from it.

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The Rotten Tomatoes podium with the best films of 2022 is completed by ‘Inisherin’s Banshee’, which has taken silver with a score of 97/100 after 310 specialized reviews; and ‘Everything at once everywhere’, which achieved bronze with 95/100 after 365 votes. Two nuances about ‘Almas en torment’: firstly, It has not yet been released in Spain, it will hit theaters in our country on February 3, 2023. Secondly, it has a better rating from professional critics than ‘Top Gun’, but with the opinions of the public it remains at 76/100 with about 500 opinions. The formula that Rotten Romatoes uses to name the winner also involves the rating of the public, in addition to the number of reviews received, therefore ‘Inisherin’s Banshees’ is one position below ‘Maverick’.

About a third movie

The success achieved by ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ opens the doors to see a third installment, although there is still nothing official. In an interview with VarietyJerry Bruckheimer, producer of both films in the saga, was asked when ‘Top Gun 3’ was going to be shot, to which he replied: “You tell me, I have no idea”. On whether the new installment is a reality, he has answered that hopefully, that we will see, that you never know. Too has confirmed that he has not yet spoken to Tom Cruise about ideas for a hypothetical third film: “Not yet. He’s in the middle of shooting ‘Mission Impossible.’

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