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Ahaus667 28 points ago +28 / -0

It’s not surprising, for all Tom Cruise gets wrong he understands entertainment very well.

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ghostfox1_ 24 points ago +24 / -0

His movies are always good quality.

It's almost like he knows the audience and wants to make movies for them, instead of demanding people watch some retarded tranny bullshit

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Ahaus667 19 points ago +19 / -0

That’s what I’m saying, Top Gun Maverick was made entirely for entertainment of the consumer. Tom Cruise knows his audience very well and knows that selling to the general public is the best money maker. That’s why he filmed a personal introduction to the movie. It’s pretty apparent that the actors with f u money arent joining the woke agenda. It’s the contract actors that keep spewing the bs.

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CarmenOfSandiego 12 points ago +12 / -0

instead of demanding people watch some retarded tranny bullshit

He's more than happy to go off on a rant at film crews and demand they wear masks, however.

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realerfunction 14 points ago +15 / -1

that was some insurance thing they'd gotten in trouble for already

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Adamrises 7 points ago +7 / -0

Cruise is literally the personal living Jesus of Scientology. He is above wokeness and any consequence for any action he ever commits.

That frees him to do whatever the fuck he wants, and clearly he just wants to have fun for himself with wacky stunts and action. We just benefit from that.

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ImThrowing4U 1 point ago +1 / -0

I am ok with benefitting from any good produced by people with the power and money to make everyone's life grand or hell tbh

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ridge3z 3 points ago +3 / -0

Some of the money that this film made is going to go towards helping fund and support "retarded tranny bullshit".

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TheRealLiszt 14 points ago +14 / -0

His decision to wait and release it in theaters was 100% the correct choice. The movie would not be the same without the big screen and audience experience. Go see it in IMax if you haven't.

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FatalConceit 4 points ago +4 / -0

And huge kudos to him for wearing the taiwan patch on his jacket

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Assassin47 2 points ago +2 / -0

Even that lame attempt at a Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe a.k.a. The Mummy?

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novanleon 1 point ago +1 / -0

He’s one of the last great moviestars who actually loves his profession and gives 110% in all of his roles. Say what you want about his craziness with Scientology and all that… you have to respect people who are good at what they do and don’t make compromises for <current thing>.

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Daucus9 11 points ago +12 / -1

Lightyear didn't bomb due to woke preachy bullshit that much. Even if you took out the gay kiss, it just wasn't a very good movie. That's why you aren't hearing even people who don't mind gay shit praising the movie.

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Bottle_of_Memes 11 points ago +11 / -0

But that's the thing, 'woke' almost always correlates with 'shit', even if it's not the woke part that makes it shit. The type of person obsessed with virtue signaling isn't the type of person capable of making great entertainment.

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trump4045 7 points ago +8 / -1

Light-year just sucks. And Top Gun is running on boomer nostalgia.

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Mpetey123 14 points ago +14 / -0

Lightyear probably doesn't have the same audience so you'd probably have little crossover effect anyways. The boomer thing is partially true but boomers didn't make Spiderman 3 a huge hit. It's clear movies avoiding overt political messaging are hitting a chord.

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Adamrises 5 points ago +5 / -0

Lightyear bombed because people were already pissed and alienated over Toy Story 4. They had lost their entire audience before production began, and then decided to make the most generic looking CGI fest possible.

The woke preachy bullshit was the only chance it had to succeed. They had zero other demographic to appeal to.

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barwhack 4 points ago +4 / -0

Grudgingly good for Cruise. I still have no money left for Hollywood...

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AccountWasFree 2 points ago +4 / -2

Yeah, but it's still military industrial complex propaganda, right as war is back on the menu with the Ukraine vs Russia situation. Regarding media, it's better than woke shit, but that doesn't mean it's good either.

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almond_activator 4 points ago +4 / -0

right as war is back on the menu with the Ukraine vs Russia situation.

Production on the movie started long before Russia invaded. It also wrapped before the invasion.

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AccountWasFree 1 point ago +2 / -1

Are we ignoring the years of buildup? Regardless, I'm not saying that it was perfectly timed, just that it lines up with the culmination of rising international tensions that were almost definitely going to result in a conflict somewhere that the States were going to (want to) get involved in.

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coke501 1 point ago +1 / -0

So, you're telling me, that if you want to cash in on nostalgia for some old IP, it's a good idea letting people create your cash-in that don't hate the original? Nah, can't be, destroying everything people like about the original and replace it with things that nobody but the mentally ill care about is the way to profit.

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ridge3z 1 point ago +1 / -0

The majority of the money that the film made is going to go towards pro-abortionist initiatives and the attempts at reinstating Roe v. Wade. That and other progressive causes.

This isn't some victory. It's Hollywood throwing a bone to fools who proudly opened their wallets to indirectly fund progressive causes and Democrat candidates, all because the film was pseudo-patriotic.