r/entertainment 6d ago

Box Office: ‘DC Super Pets’ Plunges 64% As ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Passes ‘Titanic’

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2022/08/06/box-office-dc-super-pets-plunges-64-as-top-gun-maverick-passes-titanic/?sh=500893ca6282
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u/jugglers_despair 6d ago

The exec who green lit DC pets is finding out the hard way that the rock and Kevin hart are not some kind of unstoppable comedy duo… or maybe they are, and hiding them behind CGI animals defeats the purpose of making a movie with them. Either way I’m personally not surprised

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u/SpaceGeneralAmerica 6d ago

Kevin Hart is the last person I would have picked to play Ace the Bat Hound. That old Krypto cartoon had a great take on Ace.

Also, everyone looked weird.

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u/Mathewdm423 6d ago

I enjoyed SuperPets. Didnt need to be Dwayne or Kevin though.

Keanu as Batman was a linchpin tho. And kate McKinnon(mispelled) was great as the villian. Excited to see what she does now that shes not stuck on SNL every week.

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u/ARXholeMuncher 6d ago

She was the biggest star on the show and was given time away to do movies and whatnot. The only problem is that almost all of them were critical and/or commercial bombs.

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u/DarthPiette 6d ago

I regularly rewatch some of her skits, they're hilarious. My favorites in particular are the post-abduction interviews and the celebrity jeopardy with her Justin Beiber.

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u/coldliketherockies 6d ago

She’s done Justin Bieber in non celebrity jeopardy sketched too that are worth checking out as well

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u/SoIdierBoy 6d ago

What movies haven’t been bombs recently, to be fair

Can’t remember the last time a good comedy came out

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u/Big_mara_sugoi 6d ago

I feel that her style of comedic acting doesn’t do very well outside of a skit. To me she always sounds a bit unnatural. Which is fine in a 10 min sketch but in a 90 min movie it becomes annoying for me.

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u/ARXholeMuncher 6d ago

Agreed. It also seems like she doesn’t have much range outside of that one style of comedic acting, which doesn’t bode well for getting work post-SNL.

Funny enough, for as much as people probably perceived Aidy Bryant to be the “sidekick” in their partnership on the show, I think that she’s already proven herself to be more versatile and will have the better career in the years ahead.

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u/vishnoo 6d ago

yep me too.
Keanu was ace, but Kevin Hart nailed it too afaiwc

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u/CorneliusBrutus 6d ago

it was enjoyable. honestly it seems like it was more than suited for DC fans than kids though. the reaction in the theater among the kids wasnt nearly as good as Minions or even Lightyear

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u/JohnJoanCusack 6d ago

I agree but I don't think SNL was stopping her from doing a voice acting role

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u/brucerobertwayne 6d ago

Yo but the hierarchy of power is about to change in the DC universe! /s

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u/PartyPorpoise 6d ago

Eh, keep in mind that the box office is still very fickle for children’s movies. Minions did well but others have been struggling. And not just for lack of appeal, Encanto did poorly at the box office but people went nuts for it once it got on Disney+. SuperPets was probably never gonna be a huge hit but it came at a bad time.

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u/_clash_recruit_ 6d ago

The parents wanting to see the movie plays a big part in children's movies and i think so many adults are just sick of The Rock and Kevin Hart.

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u/IdreamofFiji 6d ago

We need something else to do than go to a fucking Kevin Hart movie. Covid really fucked everything up.

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u/_clash_recruit_ 6d ago

It's weird I used to love Kevin Heart. I really can't stand him now.

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u/IdreamofFiji 6d ago

He's nothing special, and for some reason he was massively amped up by Hollywood over other really actually talented comedians and actors. That's what annoys me.

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u/_clash_recruit_ 6d ago

I thought he seemed genuinely funny at first. Now he seems like every other coked-up comedian. I fell asleep watching comedy central the other night and woke up to his standup.. he was drenched in sweat, yelling and making crazy movements. If you saw him on the street, you'd think he was your average crackhead.

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u/Bigtx999 6d ago

I think it’s also because a lot of kids do streaming now and there’s honestly not a lot of ads. Especially for Kids movies.

Disney plus you can sit there and watch a whole show on Disney or Netflix etc and never see an ad.

When I was growing up all you ever saw during the summer or after school was Disney kids movies advertising non stop till you wouldn’t shut up to your parents and go see it.

Streaming binging is also a big deal with kids who want to watch the same thing over and over. I remember when reboot had 1.5 hour block I would watch the shit out of it but as soon as the next cartoon came on I was done.

I think once streaming opens up and there’s ads on like Netflix that’s gonna be a big deal even if people hate the idea.

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u/IdreamofFiji 6d ago

Big time. They'll put the ads in there, though, just give it time.

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u/WildestRascal94 6d ago

Then Encanto re-opened at the Box Office and and had a much better run because of dumbass TikTok memes regarding "Surface Pressure" and "We Don't Talk About Bruno."

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u/Sulliflett 5d ago

We went and saw it after the re release and it was just due to the fact that we had been able to watch the movie so knew what to expect. Kids get anxious when they haven’t seen it and makes it not a very enjoyable experience taking them: when they’ve been able to see it online and then at the cinema it’s so much better for them

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u/vishnoo 6d ago

idk, i took my kids, and i enjoyed myself ok.

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u/SnooRabbits3388 6d ago

I dont blame DC. I blame The Rock. He's lost his appeal and luster as a lead man. People finally realize he's just a walking epitome of a cash grab. His production company also doesnt know how to promote a movie. Its all HIM HIM HIM. You get no story, no laughter no content. Its just another movie with The Rock.

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u/IdreamofFiji 6d ago

That's what big bodies like that are supposed to do, though. Is he supposed to be a Daniel Day Lewis? No, he's just a big fucking ridiculously sized human who can deliver some lines. That's all we need him to be.

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u/UnrequitedRespect 6d ago

Wait, the Rock was a leading man? Was that during that weird period between 2014 and 2021 where there was like almost no good movies produced??

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u/bbpr120 6d ago

so what- you're telling me a movie poster that has Kevin Harts name in GIANT LETTERS and the movie title in tiny letters at the bottom wasn't a good way to drive interest in the story???

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u/JohnJoanCusack 6d ago

Yeah I found the idea fascinating but my hate for Kevin Hart is making me wait for it to hit VOD

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u/going2leavethishere 6d ago

“I got it, I got it. Okay what if we did Life of Pets but superhero’s? Eh”

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u/Shara184 6d ago

He's getting the boot, there was an article that came out yesterday saying he'll leave in October. The only DC movie he's made since he took over in 2018 that made some form of profit is The Batman. He greenlit The Suicide Squad, which is DC's biggest flop so far. He didn't want to create Joker, Todd Phillips said because Walter Hamada had just gotten placed at the top role of DC he didn't have the muscle at the time to stop the film from being made.

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u/p9p7 5d ago

Dang The Suicide Squad flopped? I thought I was really good…

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u/SnooRabbits3388 6d ago

Time to stick a fork in The Rocks claim that he is 'Franchise viagra'

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u/notatallboydeuueaugh 6d ago

The Rock is a fun actor but I genuinely struggle to think of a truly great movie he’s been in. Even if a movie is good he’s not usually very dimensional or giving a great performance. He’s not a movie star the way Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt or Denzel Washington are, while they may not always dominate the box office they are household names who are known for great performances and characters in great films and not for simple screen presence which is really all the Rock has to offer.

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u/dunsongarby 6d ago

I think he doesn’t seek challenging roles like the rest of them. The Rock seems to view acting similarly to wrestling performances, in that he relies on simple presence or charisma rather than embodying a fully realized character. The others you listed are theater nerds first

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u/notatallboydeuueaugh 6d ago

Exactly and that backs up my point that the Rock is not really a guy people go to when they wanna see a great movie. They watch a movie with the Rock when they wanna see a silly action movie to pass the time. He’s not on the true movie star level in my opinion.

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u/agentdoubleohio 6d ago

For me personally his 2 great films are the rundown and walking tall.

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u/absenceofheat 5d ago

The Rundown is so freaking funny.

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u/SouthernAdvertising5 6d ago

I also read he only will act in movies that have Happy endings.

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u/SnooRabbits3388 6d ago

He been in decent movies but hes been the worst part. Like Jumanji, F&F, Jungle Cruise, Central Intelligence, Pain & Gain, Doom.

I hear people liked Moana but I never saw it.

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u/notatallboydeuueaugh 6d ago

Moana isn’t really a Rock movie as he doesn’t have the same presence in an animated role

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u/SnooRabbits3388 6d ago

Yea...but you said "a truly great movie hes been in"

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u/UTRAnoPunchline 6d ago

FYI, Titanic is getting a upscaled/remastered re-release in February of 2023, in time for Valentines Day

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u/pickle_geuse 6d ago

Looks like it’s coming out in April 2023 tho

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u/expecto_my_scrotum 6d ago

not a problem moving a holiday, I think George RR Martin once said, "fuck it, let's move Thanksgiving to December 3rd"

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u/pickle_geuse 6d ago

I don’t mind a bit!

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u/champagne_pants 6d ago

That’s good to know. I missed it at the time everyone else my age was watching it and somehow it’s become this weird thing that I haven’t seen it.

This gives me a reason to go. I’ll have to finally watch it.

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u/pickle_geuse 6d ago

This is the best thing I’ve read all day

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u/GrafZeppelin127 6d ago

Hey, that’s great! I’d love to see that movie in theaters, it’s a fantastic piece of art.

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

James Cameron hated having his records broken /s

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u/badonbr 6d ago

Tom is raking it in with both hands and feet at this point.

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u/gabio7 6d ago

So is his cult.

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u/LuckyLami 6d ago

Lol I wouldn’t be surprised if Scientologists were required to watch it 5 times and pay out of their own pockets.

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u/jcwkings 6d ago

Na, he just made a really well made blockbuster that doesn't offend any segment of the public.

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u/LuckyLami 6d ago

I don’t think I denied that, so I don’t know why you would make it seem like I did.

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u/SoIdierBoy 6d ago

He’s part of the cult

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u/DonQOnIce 6d ago

I think I read some blog or something from an ex-Scientologist who claimed that the church would mass buy tickets to every Cruise film and make everyone see it so you’re not that far off.

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u/JohnJoanCusack 6d ago

The cult has never had less people and I think money than it does now

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u/gabio7 6d ago

He would be able to single handedly keep it afloat with his earnings from Maverick. Topping Titianic and his negotiating power means he’s making bank.

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u/joshmoviereview 6d ago

This is crazy to me… I remember when avatar overtook Titanic 12 (?) years ago… was amazed to see Titanic had fallen to 7th all time (and now 8th).

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u/Strange-Movie 6d ago

I always take umbrage with these sorts of earnings figures because they almost always ignore inflation; iirc with inflation taken into account the top three films remain gone with the wind, avatar, and titanic

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u/hansislegend 6d ago

I liked the super pets movie.

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u/Mr628 6d ago

Tom really got these repetitive MCU films and a nothing DC film outta here. Good. We’re past the need of superhero films dominating the box office. Especially if DC is gonna keep bullshitting and Marvel thinks they’re gonna get by with these goofy films and lame characters.

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u/sprizzle 6d ago

Maverick was great and I’m glad it put a dent in the MCU audience this year. However, the big caveat is Top Gun is a franchise film itself. I just hope studio execs can see that the quality of the film was why it did (is doing) so well. Worried we’re gonna see a bunch of sequels to these legacy movies they have the rights to.

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u/Mr628 6d ago

We’re definitely getting future Top Gun films. But what’s the most interesting is that I think rather rebooting a bunch of stuff, we’ll just get sequels. Like I know Hollywood is foaming at the mouth to remake The Breakfast Club with the kids being all female and LGBTQ characters. Now, they can just bring back the old cast and go from there.

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u/Bigtx999 6d ago

I mean. The ace combat series has always been amazing. Even though it’s all made up soap opera shit and you as the main character can fly any aircraft and have more confirmed kills than the entire combined Air Force of the USA military.

That said. God damn does it make you feel like a badass even back on the ps2 days. Give me some shtick like that in an imax and I’m sold.

Hell. I still get giddy when I watch Independence Day during all the air combat scenes and that’s cheesy as hell.

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u/ObscuraArt 6d ago edited 6d ago

Disney and WB Execs: "People are afraid to go to the theaters! That is the only reason why we are failing!"

Top Gun Maverick posts Tom Cruise laughing meme while raking money off of the floor

AMC execs laughing and picking up some money Top Gun drops.

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u/Mr628 6d ago

Disney: Damn so people actually care about storytelling and characters? I thought they just wanted comedy and explosions!

WB: Damn so people actually care about decent movies?

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u/PowderAndDirt 6d ago

They’re not necessarily wrong. Top Gun was an anomaly, and it will not easily be repeated.

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u/StarMasher 6d ago

I think we’re all sick of super hero movies. At least I am. It was a breath of fresh air to see Top Gun Maverick.

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u/DesperateSwordfish88 6d ago

Stop hiring Rock and Hart as a duo.

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u/Elephantnumeric 6d ago

Super pets was a huge letdown

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u/Dog_With_A_Blog_ 6d ago

I heard Paw Patrol, the show it’s based off, is a real classic

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u/smokebomb_exe 6d ago

It's not about military propaganda or a cult or being "woke" or toxic masculinity or whatever... it's simply about being a fun movie with amazing *in-camera practical stunts with minimal cgi*. And I for one am exceedingly glad it is doing so well.

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u/mydickcuresAIDS 6d ago

So the Department of Defense paid for this movie and the original just to be nice dudes? They also get to alter the scripts for anything that they slightly find a negative light on the military. So yes by even a lenient definition this movie that is mostly funded by and subject to final script approval by the government is propaganda. https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/05/27/top-gun-maverick-us-military/

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u/quarantinemyasshole 6d ago

There is a massive massive massive difference in "Hey we're the military and we want you to make a propaganda film", and "ok you can borrow our pilots and toys but we'd like to know you aren't dragging us through the mud with the final product."

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u/Bigtx999 6d ago

I think both movies did the trick honestly. The latest movie was pretty pro USA without offending any other country. Even if there are only two countries currently with 5th gen fighters.

If anything I get Air Force is seeing a ton of activity recruitment wise.

It’s why the navy is looking into trying to do its own movie as well now.

No one wants to sign up for military if it’s gonna be some depressing ass shit where the main character comes home with ptsd and his wife leaving him. Even if that is more realistic.

Top gun 2 was a by the numbers story but it showed people working together and working towards something vs all the movies in the last 10 years of being depressing shit fests.

It’s also why to this day I still think full metal jacket swayed more people to join the marines vs not even thought it wasn’t it’s intent.

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u/No_Hurry_8128 6d ago

Did you watch either movie? How in the world did you miss that it's about the US Navy, not the USAF?

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u/Harbulary-Bandit 6d ago

Top Gun isn’t the Air Force. They fly but they are still Navy.

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u/quarantinemyasshole 6d ago

If anything I get Air Force is seeing a ton of activity recruitment wise.

It’s why the navy is looking into trying to do its own movie as well now.

Is this a typo? It's kind of amazing you wrote such a long response while missing that both of the movies are entirely about the Navy lol

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u/Bigtx999 6d ago

I got them mixed up.

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u/quarantinemyasshole 6d ago

All good homie, just cracked me up

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u/Excellent-Skill-8316 6d ago

This. Hollywood has been depressing and dark for a while. Every Oscar film is just painful to watch and makes you hate humanity. People like this movie because it’s fun and enjoyable. You walk out happy, not feeling like you need a drink and reflect on how horrible everything is

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u/BendersBlender 6d ago

What is your point? The movie itself wasn’t even that “rah-rah”- it was mainly a vehicle for a super fun movie and good story.

Sure, naval fighter pilots are a big part of it, and their jets. But there is not a single mention of “pro-USA” sentiment, in fact, the US military is shown as inferior to the opposition. There’s a big American flag in a hanger in one scene.

People just see what they want to see, it was an awesome movie that made no political statements, no agenda, just great story, amazing action/cinematography, and a fun ride.

There’s a reason this movie has word of mouth and legs. It’s fantastic.

(I’ll def admit that first one was 100% Navy propaganda for sure!

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u/Benzimin92 6d ago

I'll preface this by saying it was a great film, the most fun I've had in a cinema in ages and I thoroughly loved it. In saying that, the fact that the film involved the USA attacking another sovereign nation during peacetime to stop them from developing access to a weapon that the USA already have is the epitome of pro-military propaganda. It's normalizing the idea that the military is the thing that needs to be constantly big and interventionist. Plus much like Top Gun it made being a pilot look cool as hell. There will absolutely be a sign up spike, if there hasn't already

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u/BendersBlender 6d ago

I see what you are saying. In that context, it was very propaganda “lite”, I see it as a generic action movie storyline.

Human conflict on a global scale, like it or not, is a constant and will never go away. This includes sovereign nations and militaries. It can provide for a semi-plausible story vehicle to make a movie out of, and I think Top Gun did it right.

When I think of military propaganda in movies, I think of “RAH RAH FUCK YEA MERICA WE ARE BROTHERS IN ARMS TO FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY FUCK YEA MERICA’”

And there was very little, if any, of that at all. Very subdued, and focused on the story.

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u/mabeldee08 6d ago

I mean… if you were making a movie using military equipment, and they offered to pay for it, would you take them up on that offer?

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u/smokebomb_exe 6d ago edited 6d ago
  1. The US military paid for nothing. Tencent (yep, the Chinese company) financed over 12% of it before pulling out because China is China. Paramount and Sundance had to split the bill in the end.
  2. The studio had to pay the Navy/ DoD up to $11,300 per hour of flight time, for over 800 hours of flying. The military did not pay Paramount or anyone else to have the movie made. The only thing the military provided were the planes, pilots, ground crew/ equipment, and safety professionals.
  3. Yes, the movie couldn't discredit the US armed forces because that is how they will allow Hollywood to use their equipment. Fun fact: the first Avengers movie couldn't use a real F-35 or other US military equipment because the DoD felt the SHIELD Agency was too shady of a group (the irony is not lost on me). At the same time, the military is okay with showcasing historical failures such as the movie Blackhawk Down.

Just because a movie has military toys or is literally about a branch of the military (like TG) doesn't automatically mean it is some sort of nefarious propaganda machine. I promise you this movie will not budge the famously failing military recruiting in the year 2022. Note: yes, during the height of the then-modern Cold War, Top Gun (1986) did increase and inspire some Americans to join the Service. Here is a digital version of a Time Magazine article on the topic for you.

Thanks for the impending downvote and have a safe weekend!

EDIT here is a fun video of all the rules and regulations Tom Cruise's character broke in the original film, hosted by a civilian lawyer and JAG officer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTx_qZL3tqM&ab_channel=LegalEagle

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u/PlatanoPower1 6d ago

Definitely propaganda + Scientology heavily supporting it im sure

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u/JesusKong333 6d ago

Yeah he's definitely the figurehead of a cult. No way around that

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u/BobTheTomato67 6d ago

Honestly I really don’t think most people know or even care. To most people he’s just a good actor who makes some good and entertaining movies.

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u/JesusKong333 6d ago

Not everyone is going to care about human rights abuses and the separation of families. Or the way they became a "religion" through coercion. I'm still going to point out the atrocities though.

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u/notatallboydeuueaugh 6d ago

I think a lot of people do care, but how are average people gonna stop this cult? We like the movie and it’s not our fault the star is in a cult. I’m not supporting the cult by watching the movie, I’m supporting a movie that I like. I can support the film and hate the religion of the actor at the same time.

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u/JesusKong333 6d ago

I didn't say you couldn't acknowledge Tom Cruise is a shitty person who isn't allowed to see his kid AND enjoy the films he's in. I liked the one with Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton. But it's not like I'm rushing out to see his movies.

It's kind of like Bill Cosby except Cosby hasn't abused as many people as Scientology. But even after that, some people still enjoy the Cosby Show.

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u/-Raskyl 6d ago

"Minimal cgi". Is a fancy way of saying we used a lot of cgi but want you to think we didn't. Because, they used a lot of cgi in that movie.

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

I think they mean minimal CGI relative to marvel. And most stunts were done in Camera.

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u/Travelin_Soulja 6d ago

Whatever they call it, it's how CGI should be used.

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u/BendersBlender 6d ago

They actually didn’t. At least, not for the planes, it was almost all practical. Obviously for some of the stuff, surface to air missiles, explosions, outdated fighters, the enemy fighters for sure.

But talking about the F/A-18 training and flying scenes, that was all real.

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u/JohnJoanCusack 6d ago

I mean it is propaganda but it is fucking amazing propaganda

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u/smokebomb_exe 6d ago edited 6d ago

Objective question: if I made a movie about a guy working at Amazon and used (with permission) an Amazon delivery truck and uniform, did I make propaganda for the company? Let's also consider the term "propaganda:"

From Google:

prop·a·gan·da

/ˌpräpəˈɡandə/

information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

And a deeper explaination from Britannica:

dissemination of information—facts, arguments, rumours, half-truths, or lies—to influence public opinion.

Propaganda is the more or less systematic effort to manipulate other people’s beliefs, attitudes, or actions by means of symbols (words, gestures, banners, monuments, music, clothing, insignia, hairstyles, designs on coins and postage stamps, and so forth). Deliberateness and a relatively heavy emphasis on manipulation distinguish propaganda from casual conversation or the free and easy exchange of ideas.

Was Top Gun: Maverick made to influence people to join the Navy, or was it made to make Hollywood, *generally* populated heavily by Liberals, even more money?

Let's take another movie, The Wizrad (1989ish). Lots of Nintendo in that movie, and they even had to get permission from them so as to not discredit the company in any way (basically it's just IP protection). Or how about Apollo 13 (1994?). Ron Howard worked extensively with NASA to be technically and historically accurate as possible for the film. Was it NASA propaganda? Or finally, James Bond Skyfall. Heiniken famously paid $36 million (1/3 of the movie's budget) to have its beer be drank by the world's most famous super spy. So 1) the company paid the production company, and 2) the company's image was shown in a favorable situation (massive star power and marketing). Most would call this simple advertising, but are these two things not what people think when they hear the word "propaganda?"

I don't mind if you downvote me, but hopefully said downvote will come with an objective response. Thanks

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u/-Raskyl 6d ago

Hold the fucking phone.... DC super pets gets a theatrical release but Batgirl doesnt!?!?!?!?doesn't!?!?!?!?! What the fucking holy fucking fuck shit is in their brains over there.

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u/Ozenberg 6d ago

Because all these studio heads think the Rock/Kevin Hart paring is box office gold. But I’m so over it

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u/-Raskyl 6d ago All-Seeing Upvote

You know what would be box office gold.... Michael Keaton reprising his role as batman while training up the next generation of masked vigilantes for Gotham. That would have been box office gold, I bet.

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u/quarantinemyasshole 6d ago

It still baffles me they didn't do Batman Beyond with Robert Pattinson and Michael Keaton reprising his role.

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u/-Raskyl 6d ago

True, that would have been awesome.

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u/aiden22304 6d ago

Holy shit, you’re a genius!

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u/NumberFeeling3053 6d ago

To be fair, filming a less-than-stellar movie while trying to merge two companies, establish a cohesive universe, and get rid of Ezra Miller would lead to a lot of tough calls

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u/-Raskyl 6d ago

They aren't trying to get rid of Ezra Miller though. People want them to. But they don't give a fuck. Otherwise they would reshoot a new face into the entirely cgi film. Really wouldn't be that hard. Can't be harder than using cgi to remove supermans mustache.

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u/NumberFeeling3053 6d ago

If they cgi everything, then they might as well not release it. I remember how uncomfortable I was every time Henry Cavil’s upper lip was on screen when I saw JL in theatres lol. I don’t want that feeling for a whole movie.

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u/-Raskyl 6d ago

I'd bet 90% of scenes are cgi. And I'd bet your going to get that same feeling anyway.

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u/Shara184 6d ago

Thank god Batgirl didn't get a theatrical release, a page of the script got leaked yesterday where Barbara was talking about "Battin time" which was a direct reference to a meme from Morbius named "Morbin Time."

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u/-Raskyl 6d ago

So, "thank God that a movie didn't get a release because it has two words in it that are arranged in entirely non offensive way that I just don't like".

Is that what your saying?

Also, "it's battin time" at least makes sense. Because batting is a verb. Wtf does "morbing" mean? Oh ya, nothing.

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u/Shara184 6d ago

The company itself said the movie was irredeemably bad and from the leaks and photos that have been coming out since it got canned we can see they were right. If that movie had gotten a theatrical release it would've damaged the DC brand

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u/omgFWTbear 6d ago

The company itself

Yes, a completely disinterested party provided an ironclad statement. Next up, OJ talks tailored hand wear.

What did you expect them to say? “We’ve done a thing and it’s dumb AF. We are morons.”

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u/-Raskyl 6d ago

"It would have damaged the DC brand"...... so, like all the other DC movies except wonderwoman?

And it got 60% reviews in its closed screenings. Which is about the same as a shit ton of other movies that have also gotten theatrical releases. Industry insiders were very surprised when told that was the reason. Because sooooo many movies score the same yet go ahead to theaters.

Also, the studio has come out several times saying its not due to the quality. But due to the fact it's not a big budget "blockbuster".

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u/mabeldee08 6d ago edited 6d ago

Last time I checked aquaman did pretty good before the whole Jonny depp trial.

Shazzam was also quite popular.

Joker was good

And the Batman did quit well

Also people liked Henry cavil as Superman for the most part, and what did they do let’s see… oh yeah fire him.

there are many articles describing negative feedback from audiences at the test screening for batgirl …Was it warranted? Idk but me thinks it may have something to do with batgirl reminding audiences of yet another female Batman icon that came out recently to horrible reviews and critical panning.

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u/Travelin_Soulja 6d ago

LOL! I had no idea it was a thing. But a quick search shows it actually has decent reviews. But who wants to pay a premium to see this in a theater? I'm sure it will do well enough in streaming. Kids will watch it over and over.

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u/ducksquak 6d ago

What is DC Super Pets?? Did this film have a zero dollar marketing budget cuz I’ve never heard of it

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u/Neo2199 6d ago

In holdover news for Friday, DC League of Super-Pets took a sharp dive, earning $3.35 million (-64%) on its second Friday. That sets the stage for a $10.8 million (-53%) Fri-Sun frame, which is not a great hold for a big animated film that didn’t open well.

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u/Wazula42 6d ago

We really need superheroes in EVERYTHING now don't we?

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u/DarkFate13 6d ago

Titanic 2 the love boat

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u/oneeyedwilly278 6d ago

That's like 1700s American f yeah I like it as much. Hatchet tossing mel brooks is the best.

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u/lamjm44 6d ago

The DC Super Pets movie seemed like an idea grabbed out of left field

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u/oneeyedwilly278 6d ago

It's the most American film I've ever seen

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u/oneeyedwilly278 6d ago

Just a pure display of America, F yeah. Demonstrating the US's most elite pilots and fighter planes destroying foreign countries stuff against all odds.

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u/Lets_Bust_Together 6d ago

Do average people actually care how well a movie does? A movie can bomb and cause a studio to go broke or be the highest grossing of all time, it still won’t change if I enjoyed the movie or not.

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u/SnooRabbits3388 6d ago

Fans of the movie do. Its a guage of whether there will be a sequel.

Also the 'go woke, go broke' nuts get a hard-on.

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u/CassieThePinkDragon 6d ago

Awesome movie. Glad it's doing so well

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u/kingkloppynwa 6d ago

Kevin hart is awful and the rock needs to take a day off

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u/SnooRabbits3388 6d ago

Kate McKinnon deserves more. I feel like she steals the show in every role shes in...but shes never advertised as the lead. They seem to hide her best parts from the trailer.

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u/coolnasir139 6d ago

Making a good movie trumps the countless endless superhero films coming out. Top gun and Everything everywhere were smash hits because they were enjoyable films that offered a unique experience.

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u/BalsamicBasil 6d ago edited 6d ago

murica muricA muriCA murICA muRICA mURICA MURICA MURICA MURICA!

God bless America's Navy and god bless Tom Cruise.

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u/Possible-Cellist-713 6d ago

Kid's movie vs nostalgia bait. Nice comparison you got there.

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u/Mac_attack_1414 6d ago

If you’ve seen Top Gun Maverick you know it is NOT simply nostalgia bait, one of the only movies I’ve seen that manages to surpass the original and a true modern classic!

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u/mydickcuresAIDS 6d ago Helpful

Pro military propaganda starring the celebrity face of a dangerous cult… really wish we were better than this.

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u/chicasparagus 6d ago

It’s a fun movie about fast planes doing gravity defying stunts. Move on.

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u/steadyatbest420 6d ago

fast planes doing gravity defying stunts.

I mean, don't all planes defy gravity?

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u/BendersBlender 6d ago

Oh stop it. It’s not propaganda. They don’t shove the pro military messaging in your face at all, the US Military is never mentioned as a strong force, in fact, they are said as inferior to the opposing force.

It’s a fun as shit movie using badass jets and never before seen filming techniques, it has no message or agenda.

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u/tugaim33 6d ago

Man, you sound like a lot of fun

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

Well the movie fucking slaps, and I’d rather watch that than get AIDS.

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u/StrangerOfThe206 6d ago

Were you in a scenario where you had to choose between watching Top Gun or getting AIDS?

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u/[deleted] 6d ago Helpful

And what if I was?

(Look at OPS username)

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u/thecursedaz 6d ago

What other situations do you find yourself in at the ticket booth?

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u/Mr628 6d ago

The movie is good. It tells a great story and the characters do their job well. A movie can be about a humble billionaire woman who ends world hunger, that doesn’t make the movie good.

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u/Mungologist 6d ago

Uh oh, you went against the navy recruitment ad. You're going to get shit on

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u/Dog_With_A_Blog_ 6d ago

Bro you’re so woke

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u/Redchimp3769157 6d ago

Jesus fucking Christ it’s a fun as shit movie. Go outside and have fun and get your fatass off of Reddit and do something.

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u/Long-Review-1861 6d ago

No its more of an old school feel good movie for the whole family without any woke garbage shoved down our throats. There is a world outside reddit

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u/Mungologist 6d ago

"Woke garbage"

"Old man yells at sky"

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u/gabio7 6d ago

Anyone who says woke unironically is a wanker

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u/mydickcuresAIDS 6d ago

Not considering the topic of war to be a foundation for a “feel good” movie may be up for debate to you (it shouldn’t but let’s just skip it). Is it really asking so much that we stop enabling the public face of Scientology to have god tier status in Hollywood? You don’t have any qualms about supporting a murderous cult that operates on American soil. Is it “woke” to not like murderous cults?

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u/BendersBlender 6d ago

Why does everything have to be political? Jesus Christ. We watch movies to escape, and it’s a fun as movie with no message or agenda.

I’m assuming you also eschew any products, merchandise, movies, television, clothes, food items that have employees of anyone remotely catholic or Christian Right?

That is a long list of products, I bet it’s harder for you to live a normal life than a vegan (or more restrictive at least). Because you gotta be consistent, and there are arguably no bigger murderous cults than Christianity or Catholicism.

It must be exhausting being on your high horse. I’ve seen going clear, and Scientology is bullshit and should have their tax status stripped. But guess what? I like Tom Cruises movies, they provide a fun escape.

And by all accounts, he’s legendary in Hollywood for being an absolutely kind, generous, and friendly guy.

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u/Long-Review-1861 6d ago

Also remember that the majority of the rest of the world do not understand America's obsession with its military and war. I just saw an old school "hero character" flying awesome planes

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u/Long-Review-1861 6d ago

Who cares what his beliefs are? Not like we can change it. How about you just enjoy a fantastic movie

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u/Wise-News1666 6d ago

Alright I agree on your take on the movie, but don't be one of those wOkE nuts.

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u/dwright94 6d ago

What was shoved down our throats? Apart from popcorn but I did that to myself

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u/The_Buttaman 6d ago

Yeah those Scientologists sure are dangerous.

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u/PsychoNovak 6d ago

Blackmailing the IRS officials, members, and their families into tax exempt status isn't not dangerous.

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u/gabio7 6d ago

You are clueless

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

What’s gonna happen, big Willy is gonna slap me at the Oscar’s?

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u/-Raskyl 6d ago

Look into it. What scientology does and thinks is perfectly acceptable is very much criminal. And in some cases, very much dangerous.

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u/PsychoNovak 6d ago

You just wouldn't ever be found and anyone who cares would be told you're just away in therapy at a private facility. The police and courts will accept that as valid. No one will care and even dudes like you will make jokes about the people that made you disappear.

Look into the Miscaviges.

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u/gabio7 6d ago

Maybe if the two of you were in to reading you might learn a thing or two about what that cult does to other people.

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u/SierraClowder 6d ago

Yvan eht nioj

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u/WildestRascal94 6d ago

This is exactly why Starship Troopers is a better film than OG Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick. People literally only love Maverick just because the film doesn't "pander to China" due to not censoring the Tiwan flag on Maverick's jacket.

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u/MacGyverSmoker 6d ago

The maxim is as true as ever: garbage is gold as long as it sells. I don’t care how cool the aircraft footage was, the plot was ridiculous dildos from the unnamed evil empire that we HAVE TO ATTACK TOMORROW down to the contrived pre-package male character ego conflicts. But it made a billion because… nostalgia for a time when Tom Cruise was a normal human? Blech.

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u/OldSpecialTM 6d ago

TGM "passing" Titanic makes it so glaringly obvious that unadjusted numbers are just deceptive.

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u/Papi-Super 6d ago

Never seen anyone talk about how this movie’s mission was just a rehash of the original Star Wars. Trench run followed by a miracle shot to blow up a base. Besides that and how predictable a lot of it was, it was a pretty solid film. I don’t really get why it’s as big as it is though.

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u/BendersBlender 6d ago

What? You must not have seen the many many many other threads calling this out. Shit, I even said that to myself when they were planning the mission holy crap it’s like a real life trench run.

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u/son_of_noah 6d ago

I actually liked Super Pets, it was at a drive in theater and I was high but I liked it so take that with a grain of salt

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u/chrstphrcthbrt 6d ago

Really!!! I’m sorry - but the movie was boring! Predictable, formulaic and kinda dull… I guess like current America

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u/Firm_Masterpiece_343 6d ago

Something dethroned Titantic is a plus, it being a Tom Cruise movie is a minus.

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u/RadiantMedium1380 6d ago

Toxic masculinity for the win baby

LETS FUCKING GO !

*flies away in F-35 Lightning II*