Tom Cruise has been part of a number of memorable tasks all through his profession and Prime Gun is unquestionably one among them. Directed by Tony Scott, Cruise delivered one among his most iconic performances within the 1986 motion drama which revolved round a gaggle of elite college students who compete towards one another whereas making an attempt to change into fighter pilots.
Through the years, the legacy of Prime Gun has been re-evaluated by many critics and youthful audiences. Some have identified that the misogynistic humour and the overwhelming masculine power of the movie have aged terribly whereas others have claimed that Prime Gun is definitely a homoerotic drama about repressed homosexualities.
There have been plans for a Prime Gun sequel for some time now however none of it got here to fruition till Joseph Kosinski was connected to the sequel because the director. Titled Prime Gun: Maverick, the sequel had its premiere at CinemaCon this yr and it has already been scheduled for a launch later this month.
Whereas the sequel has been welcomed by many followers, Tom Cruise himself had aired reservations about making one other Prime Gun movie as a result of material. In an interview from 1990, Cruise spoke to Playboy journal and mentioned: “Some folks felt that Prime Gun was a right-wing movie to advertise the Navy. And a number of children cherished it.”
Whereas commenting on the viability of sequels, he added: “However I would like the children to know that that’s not the way in which warfare is—that Prime Gun was simply an amusement park experience, a enjoyable movie with a PG-13 ranking that was not imagined to be actuality. That’s why I didn’t go on and make Prime Gun II and III and IV and V. That may have been irresponsible.”
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