Jerry Bruckheimer, a renowned Hollywood producer, recently shared his views on how to get started. Top Gun: MaverickThe film became such a massive blockbuster that it was made decades after the original. Entertainment Weekly asked Bruckheimer to talk about his involvement with the 1980s classic, and how actor Tom Cruise helped revive it for a new age.
“It’s always the characters, the themes, the story,”He began, which could be taken to be a joke at other companies who promote Left-wing radicalism. At the very least, it’s Bruckheimer saying the obvious to anyone who will listen, and he has the pedigree to back it up.
“That’s what it’s all about; it’s about the emotion, it’s about bringing Iceman back, it’s about seeing a real movie. You’re in the F-18 just like those actors are. They were trained for three months to be able to get into an F-18… You can see the struggles of what they’re doing, what they’re going through. That’s all real, that’s not made-up.”He continued.
This is a nod towards the practical effects CGI can be used in films. However, the industry’s mass-adoption of CGI over the last few decades has led to many directors and storytellers relying on it as a crutch, at the expense of authenticity and good storytelling.
“I think audiences have been seeing so much CGI, which is wonderful, I go see the same movies, but it’s also nice to see the real deal, and to be part of a camaraderie of characters that get up in the sky and have to be as good as they can be.”The producer added. The producer added.
CGI overdependence was recently demonstrated in the recent Predator franchise sequel Prey,Nearly all of the animals featured in the film were digitally crafted. This kind of approach yanks any sense of immersion out of the film in the same way that 2020’s Call of the Wild blew the chance to utilize a real dog for the lead, a la 1991’s White FangStarring Ethan Hawke
Later in the interview, Bruckheimer touched on authenticity in storytelling when he remarked about the recent film’s tremendous success. “The audiences love the Marvel, they love the DC stuff. They’re beautifully made by really talented people. Sometimes you want to see something that’s real, and that’s what Top Gun gave us… These aviators are out there protecting our country right now, flying around the world, and you’re taking a ride with them.”
He’s not wrong. The author is correct again. “only-as-needed”CGI is more appealing than lazy VFX-fests for moviegoers. In the case of particular Marvel MCU films, CGI is an absolute-must, but it’s a slippery slope towards focusing on eye candy at the expense of a solid and digestible story.
Bruckheimer praised Cruise’s performance as lead actor, a Hollywood legend who is known for his unconventional lifestyle and religious views, as well as his unwavering dedication to quality filmmaking.
“Top Gun was the benefit of all of Tom’s learning and being with all these terrific actors, directors, and writers. He helped us craft this movie. He designed the aerial sequences with [director] Joe Kosinski, [co-writer Christopher McQuarrie], and the rest of our writers worked so hard to get this movie to become the success it has become. All that energy that Tom puts into it… Nobody works harder.”
All is true.
The Bruckheimer interview is a crucial moment in the culture wars. Most Hollywood content that is driven by extreme-radicals and fundamentalist Woke ideology is being rejected. Many of the blockbuster summer tentpole blockbusters were destroyed in flames. MaverickThe company has reached new heights with a total of $1.4 Billion as of this writing.
Bruckheimer’s “characters, themes and story”Argument should be a catalyst for positive change in mainstream creative circles. But, is anyone listening? Although the cultural pendulum is moving away from Left-wing religiosity, its main drivers continue to quadruple their pan scrapings, such as She-Hulk, Attorney of Law, A League of Their Own and Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power
Top Gun: MaverickThe movie received rave reviews both from critics and moviegoers of all walks. It struck a chord that was not based on political messaging. It received praise for ignoring the Chinese Communist Party’s costume design.
These movies are like a cool oasis in a desert of endless, droning propaganda and creative bankruptcy. Bruckheimer was the first to know how to place asses in chairs. This is an example of such hits. Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, The Rock and Pirates of the Caribbean Bad Boys
It is not clear if Jerry Bruckheimer represents a last-surviving breed, or a man with megaphone who wants change in the establishment and to return to the times when movies were actually enjoyable.