The new Top Gun movie looks good, not least because of its supposed lack of CGI and focus on practical effects.
Speaking with Empire for their most recent issue, Cruise discussed how he made it clear to the studio that they were going practical as much as possible because it will deliver something not seen on screen to date:
He says: “I realised that there were things that we could accomplish cinematically. And I started getting excited about this big challenge of, ‘How do we do it?’ So I said to Jerry, ‘I’ll do it if…’ meaning, I’m not going to do the CGI stuff… I said to the studio, ‘You don’t know how hard this movie’s going to be. No-one’s ever done this before,’. There’s never been an aerial sequence shot this way. I don’t know if there ever will be again, to be honest.”
It should be a breath of fresh air…