Jon Hamm felt that Top Gun: Maverick had the “nostalgic elements” of the original film.
The 51-year-old actor stars in the highly anticipated sequel to Tom Cruise’s 1986 action classic as Vice Admiral Beau “Cyclone” Simpson and feels he pays homage to his predecessor by successfully performing on his own.
John told The Hollywood Reporter, “It smells like the first movie and hits with all those nostalgic elements, but it really stands on its own.
“The fun part about returning to a truly beloved property after so many years is that there are two generations of kids who have never seen the original film. theater experience.
“So it’s a whole new thing for this generation, and Top Gun: Maverick will be what the original was for its generation.”
John explained that the film “hit” both his teenage self and his real self, and thinks it will live up to expectations.
The Mad Men actor said: “My 15-year-old self is shaken, as is my 51-year-old self. I am on both sides of this equation.
“It was an amazing experience, made even more interesting by the fact that it had to be postponed and paused for two years. The unintended consequence of this was that he created expectations and expectations.”
John continued: “Paramount knew they had something really good. Tom definitely knew he had something really good. its trailer to show me ten minutes of raw footage. And I thought, “My God, I’ve never seen anything like it.”