Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun), explains What Made ‘Maverick’Such a Success

Jerry Bruckheimer (a renowned Hollywood producer) recently shared his views about how to get started. Top Gun: MaverickThe film was a huge blockbuster even decades after its initial release. Entertainment Weekly asked Bruckheimer for his thoughts on the 1980s film and how actor Tom Cruise helped to revive it.

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick”Mitchell in Top Gun, Maverick by Paramount Pictures & Skydance

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“It’s always the characters, the themes, the story,”He started, which could be taken to be a joke about other companies that support 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.

Source: Jerry Bruckheimer interviewed via HuffPostLive and YouTube

This is a nod to the use of practical effects for films where CGI would be more convenient. 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.

Harrison Ford in Call of the Wild

Source: Call of the Wild Studios 20th Century

CGI dependence occurred in the most recent instance. Predator franchise sequel Prey,Nearly all the animals in the film were digitally created. 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.” 

A Predator slays a grizzly bear in Prey

Source: Prey, 20th Century Studios

He’s not wrong. The author is right once more. “only-as-needed”CGI is much more appealing to moviegoers that lazy VFX-fests. 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.

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick”Mitchell in Top Gun, Maverick (Paramount Pictures and Skydance).

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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 things are true.

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete “Maverick”Mitchell in Top Gun, Maverick from Paramount Pictures & Skydance

The Bruckheimer interview comes at a crucial moment in the culture warfare. When audiences reject most Hollywood content that is driven primarily by extreme-radicals or fundamentalist Woke ideologies, the interview with Bruckheimer. Many of the blockbuster blockbuster summer summer tentpole blockbusters were destroyed. MaverickAs of this writing, the total amount of $1.4 billion dollars has risen to new heights.

Bruckheimer’s “characters, themes and story”Argumentation should be a powerful tool to influence change in the mainstream creative circles. But is anyone listening? Even though the cultural pendulum swings away Left wing religiosity, it continues its quadruple of main drivers on pan scrapings such as She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, A League of Their Own and Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power

Monica Barbaro and Tom Cruise film Top Gun: Maverick.

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Top Gun: MaverickIt received rave reviews both from critics and moviegoers from all walks of life. This film resonated not only because of its political message but also because it rejected all forms of government. It received praise for ignoring the Chinese Communist Party’s costume design.

These movies are like an oasis among a deserted desert of creative bankruptcy and endless, droning propagandism, and a hot, dry desert. Bruckheimer was the first to discover how to get asses in chairs; this is a sign of such hits. Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, The Rock and Pirates of the Caribbean Bad Boys 

Jerry Bruckheimer in a Sirius XM interview

Source: Interview with Jerry Bruckheimer on Sirius XM YouTube

The question is whether Jerry Bruckheimer (one of the last remaining members a dying breed) is really trying shake up the establishment to bring back the days when movies were actually fun. 

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