Fans feeling conflicted about Tom Cruise and Scientology after seeing Top Gun 2 trailer - 2019-07-19

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F347.png Fans feeling conflicted about Tom Cruise and Scientology after seeing Top Gun 2 trailer July 19, 2019, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Twitter lit up yesterday with people agonizing over the new Top Gun 2 trailer showing Tom Cruise playing his old character Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, some 34 years after the first film was released.

Of course the thing looks gorgeous, and the fighter jet porn is choice, but forgive us if we found Cruise's two lines a bit hackneyed. However, the reaction we saw online was less about the clip's cinematic qualities and more about Tom's connection to Scientology, now that the organization's controversies are a lot better known by the public than the last time Maverick took to the skies.

We collected a few reactions to give you some sense of the variety we saw. We figure Top Gun 2 will crush the box office regardless of how much Cruise has been connected to Scientology's abuses, but it appears that a lot of fans will be going to the theater feeling awfully conflicted about it.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Fans feeling conflicted about Tom Cruise and Scientology after seeing Top Gun 2 trailer | url = https://tonyortega.org/2019/07/19/fans-feeling-conflicted-about-tom-cruise-and-scientology-after-seeing-top-gun-2-trailer/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = July 19, 2019 | accessdate = July 19, 2019 }}