Quentin Tarantino gave this thought to Top Guns: Maverick.

The Tom Cruise-led sequel – in theaters May 27 – sees the 60-year-old actor reprise his role as naval aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, more than 30 years after the original film.

Upon its release, critics called it “the best movie of the year”. Almost a month after its release, it became the third Hollywood film to surpass $900 million (£737 million) since the pandemic began.

Now, in a recent appearance on ReelBlend podcast, Tarantino joined the conversation, giving his opinion on the action blockbuster.

The movie mogul started out with the rule that he doesn’t discuss new movies very often “because then I just have to say nice things, or else I’m kicking someone, me.” don’t want to do that. ”

“But in this case, I love Top Gun: Maverick. I think it’s great. I saw it at the cinema,” he raved.

“That and [Steven] Spielberg’s West story both provide a real cinematic spectacle,” he added. “The kind I almost thought I would never see again. It’s amazing.”

Glen Powell as Hangman in Top Gun: ‘Maverick’

(Photo by Scott Garfield / Paramount)

Tarantino continued: “But there is also this lovely, lovable side because I love them both [original Top Gun director] Tony Scott’s cinema is so much, and I love Tony so much that we’re about to see another Tony Scott movie. “Scott passed away in 2012.

He also commended director Joseph Kosinski for having “Tony’s respect and love” in “every frame”.

“It is in almost every decision. It was consciously done right there, but in this really cool way, it’s really appreciable.”

The Kill Bill The director said, “And I think that’s in every decision Tom makes [Cruise] made on film. This is the closest we’ve seen to another Tony Scott movie, and it’s a great movie. “

Last month, Tarantino revealed an unlikely love for children’s animated series Peppa Pig, called it “the biggest British import of the decade”.

Read The Independent’s four-star review about Top Gun: Maverick here.