Positive responsiveness Top Shooter: Maverick it’s hard. The film continues to grow at the box office. The audience seems to be happy. The franchise, which began with a movie released in 1986, is in good health. Tom Cruise, as Pete Mitchell, continues to respond. However, it’s not a perfect movie (nor is it close).

Among the best weapon D Top Shooter: Maverick self-reference is enormous if it can be measured in quantities. To the extent that the latter pays homage to the former and is encouraged to go further in some key aspects such as speed and finding impossible maneuvers for different scenarios. One aspect the film doesn’t develop is the sentimental one.

Jennifer ConnellyCast Penny Benjamin, fills in the gap left by Kelly McGillis, who played Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood. Apart from the visual shock caused by the introduction of another character, it serves to deal with various aspects that were poorly handled in the production and touched upon during the cinematic experience.

Top Shooter: Maverick and lost love

The relationship between “Charlie” and “Maverick” emerges from the game, the product of a wager between the main character and his friend.”Goose“. A complicity between both characters develops from this anecdote and the two’s subsequent intellectual mechanism: “Charlie” discovers that “Maverick” is a privileged mind in aviation. Interest, originally sexual, mutates into something else.

This summary of the relationship between them is not further referenced in Top Shooter: Maverick. Penny Benjamin is introduced as a character who is part of Maverick’s past, but this background is not clear; far less, given Pete Michell’s reputation. Why is this considered an oversight? Cinematically, it could be solved.

He was able to do what happened with the flashbacks or analepsis he did with the character “Goose”. A summary of different events so that the viewer remembers or knows what happened to him and why this is key to the story. In the case of Penny Benjamin, none of this happens., apart from some comments that allow us to infer part of the relationship. Considering this is the movie that closes the scene, it would also be handy to clarify what happened to Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood.

Counterproductive effect

As long as the planes fly at top speed and the man takes over the car, the Maverick still cannot overcome itself in a sentimental way. He has no one to fight for except Bradley Cooperinterpreted Miles Teller. Until, with the passage of the film, the character understands this and is encouraged to risk his feet on the ground in a sensitive area for him: his emotions.

When this happens, the connection to Penny Benjamin continues to be maintained by the tweezers, with the viewer not fully understanding the past that she and her daughter fear or the reasons “Maverick” left. No news about “Charlie” the new sentimental relationship lacks the backdrop that one would later like to give. The female character’s dominance cannot be maintained beyond certain points, such as when she explains to him why he needs to find a way to get “his” pilots back before the protagonist becomes the leader of the group.

Unlike the first film, in which the sentimental connection between the main characters was more developed, in Top Shooter: Maverick seems to be something accessory, and then ridiculed by a couple of scenes. In them, it does not look like a production for the big screen, but evokes feelings close to those of a Latin American soap opera. Then, the emotionality of some key moments does not reach its full potential. It remains as a story about people speaking only one language, one language, in which their emotions are contained, suppressed, sweating. fragile masculinitywhile different societies bet on the opposite.

Source: Hiper Textual

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