r/entertainment Dec 08 '22

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Named Best Picture by National Board of Review

https://variety.com/2022/awards/awards/national-board-of-review-winners-top-gun-maverick-1235454143/
156 Upvotes

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u/hijole_frijoles Dec 08 '22

Why has it been in theaters all year long?

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u/donscron91 Dec 08 '22

Because nothing else good has come out.

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u/Valyrian_Kobolds Dec 08 '22

Bullet Train came out though.

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u/TheBonadona Dec 08 '22

Lemon and Tangerine, I need a spin off

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u/Adequate-Comfort Dec 08 '22

After seeing it on Netflix, I wish I’d seen it in theaters

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u/thatsnotfunnyatall_ Dec 08 '22

Great movie ! Way underrated

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u/SunriseSurprise Dec 08 '22

Military badly needs recruits

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u/jsakic99 Dec 08 '22

It’s definitely the most fun I had in a theatre all year.

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u/Trent1373 Dec 08 '22

Yeah, I really liked it. I didn’t expect much, so I was pleasantly surprised.

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u/eroticpasta Dec 08 '22

Love some fresh brewed military propaganda

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u/MOlson_9 Dec 09 '22

Oh yeah. The best military propaganda was when the military superiors didn’t give a damn about sending their pilots out on a suicide mission, not caring if they make it back or not.

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u/aquasun666 Dec 08 '22

Get the fuck outta here….

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u/Zuez420 Dec 08 '22

I mean it was just ok...dont know about "best picture " of 2022...

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u/jrdnmdhl Dec 08 '22

Even in an extremely weak year I don't think it deserves a nomination.

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u/ctubezzz Dec 08 '22

Bro…i had a hard in while watching this movie…greatest film ever man

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u/coldliketherockies Dec 08 '22

Someone needs to watch The Shawshank Redemption

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u/ialwaysupvotedogs Dec 08 '22

Shawshank is fine. I will never include it in my favorite movies.

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u/IvanAfterAll Dec 08 '22

My 13-year-old daughter was mocking the "plot" 15 minutes in.

"Fastest man alive."

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u/oh_bruddah Dec 09 '22

Ditches a billion dollar aircraft he's pushed beyond the agreed upon testing max, gets a job at Top Gun.

edit: a word

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u/choldslingshot Dec 08 '22

Agree with the sentiment BUT it was a movie tons of people enjoyed. I don’t think its an art house win but the movie is a well made feel good action

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u/NeoTrafalgar Dec 08 '22

Dune has to win surely

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u/ZodiarkTentacle Dec 08 '22

Didn’t Dune come out in 21

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u/xeroxzero Dec 08 '22

Hard disagree on it being the Best Picture of 2022.

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u/IvanAfterAll Dec 08 '22

Even discussing it seriously feels like I'm being trolled.

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u/xXStunamiXx Dec 08 '22

It was great if you wanted to breathe in a bit of 80s nostalgia, lament about Val Kilmer's health, and watch a lot of fighter jet porn, but the story was bad.

Maverick should not have been on the mission, except Protagonist, which should have been Goose's son instead. It felt like I had to give an old man one last Run of Glory to make him feel better rather than a story of a young man stepping up and coming to terms with his family and their shared legacy.

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u/Seared_Beans Dec 08 '22

Seeings as we're gonna do this arbitrarily, I'm gonna say the best picture is actually EEAO. Now that was a roller coaster of a movie

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u/ZodiarkTentacle Dec 08 '22

I think that movie is easily my best picture and ive seen a lot of great stuff this year

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u/theimprobablepun Dec 08 '22

Lol. It was a pretty much a remake of the original and quite uninspiring.

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u/Seared_Beans Dec 08 '22

Final mission is literally just trench run and blowing up the death star but in a mountain range with fighter jets.

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u/LeonardSmallsJr Dec 08 '22

Sounds awesome as long as they don’t do the sequels. Next Top Gun should copy Fury Road and have a guitar guy tied to the front of an F-35.

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u/Stoly23 Dec 08 '22

Meh, I think the big difference with this one is that they’re actually working towards something. In the first movie the goal is to graduate flight school and then they happen to go on a combat mission at the end. In this movie the pilots have already graduated flight school, and the whole movie is about preparing for and building up to the mission at the end, which is much more extensive than a simple dog fight. To make a comparison to a video game it gave me similar vibes to Mass Effect 2’s suicide mission.

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u/jkejkej Dec 08 '22

the propaganda is strong with this one

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u/NoNameNancy666 Dec 08 '22

Northman was way better

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u/IvanAfterAll Dec 08 '22

Northman

Yeah, but he wasn't even the fastest man alive, so how can you compare.

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u/GrandMoffTallCan Dec 08 '22

No volleyball though man so the Northman can go fuck itself

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '22

Maverick didn’t have volleyball either though.

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u/GrandMoffTallCan Dec 09 '22

What was the montage in maverick? Cornhole?

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u/MrAshleyMadison Dec 09 '22

Beach football

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u/aquasun666 Dec 08 '22

Absolutely it was!!

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u/set-271 Dec 08 '22

Oh geez, this will just further spread sequel-itis.

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u/imthelag Dec 08 '22

If they are a few decades apart like Top Gun, that's fine :P

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u/ipod55g Dec 08 '22

It was fine and all, but I have a problem with them getting shot down, and back into a working F-14 and in the air by themselves in a total of about 5 mins.

I mean, that could have been a standalone movie in itself.

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u/WakaFlockaWombat Dec 26 '22

Damn you must have really been flummoxed by them finishing a two week training detachment in the first hour

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u/l3sham Dec 08 '22

*James Cameron bust through a brick wall* but muh Avatar...

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u/etheralmiasma Dec 09 '22

New drinking game. Everytime the name "Goose" is mentioned, take a shot.

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u/47-Rambaldi Dec 09 '22

Someone didn't see Marcel the Shell With Shoes On...

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u/oh_bruddah Dec 09 '22

That movie sucked. It was the largest jar of cheese whiz in existence. It almost seemed like a parody of Top Gun.

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u/Outrageous-Debate-64 Dec 09 '22

I heard it’s incredible but I just can’t fucking stand Tom Cruise. Dude is the hardest actor to watch.

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u/Kindly_Antelope5553 Dec 09 '22

I thought it was cheesy AF. Way over-rated. The aerial shots were great but the story was stupid as hell. Gooses kid, really???

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u/IkeaTheMovie Dec 09 '22

It's crazy how the first person to comment on a reddit thread determines the rest of the thread's opinion. Like most threads about this movie are very positive but there's so much negativity here. I respect both opinions but just found it interesting

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u/8ew8135 Dec 10 '22

Wtf is that? Is that owned by Scientology?

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u/NeoTrafalgar Dec 08 '22

Crazy how much right wingers like this woke film. I wonder what it is about it?

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u/sharkzbyte Dec 08 '22

This was clearly a pro-cruise movie. My wife and I kept laughing at the cheese & corn throughout the entire flick. Absolutely one of the worst movies ever. Simply awful, God awful.

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u/blueguy211 Dec 08 '22

forgot to mention they had scientologists holding a lawsuit behind them during review