Maverick is certified fresh with a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes

Maverick is certified fresh with a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes

By comparison, 2022’s highest-grossing release so far, “The Batman,” holds an 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s the highest RT score of any major domestic box office hit this year. Among the top five films of the year, “The Lost City” holds a critical score of 79%, while “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is at 74%. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” was rated positively by 68% of critics, and “Uncharted” ended up with a terrible 41%. Critics are considerably more gaga over “Top Gun: Maverick” than any of the highest-grossing films of the year so far, and the film also looks set to win big with audiences. In an unstable cinematic landscape at best, this looks like a pretty resounding victory for everyone involved.

“Top Gun: Maverick” follows a new batch of recruit fighter pilots as they train under Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise), who stubbornly stays in the skies and evades attempts by his superiors to give him a job in the field. Among them is Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late best friend, Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (played by Anthony Edwards in the original 1986 film).

It took Cruise over 30 years to get back in the F-18 for one last ride, but it looks like the actor has held on for a sequel that honors the original in every way while introducing a new side. of a familiar story. “The film is a Maverick-like act of rebellion against the very concept of time itself,” Ben Pearson wrote in his review/Film, “and a celebration of Cruise’s continued commitment to risking his life on screen. for our entertainment.”

“Top Gun: Maverick” will hit theaters on May 27, 2022. Select locations are also offering early screenings on May 24, 2022.

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