Here’s how to watch ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ online for free
Perhaps the biggest surprise in cinema of 2022 is the fact that Top Gun: Maverick is the highest-grossing film at the box office so far this year. The sequel to Top Gun which took thirty-six years to be realized on-screen has knocked it out of the park financially, earning over a billion dollars worldwide. Top Gun: Maverick earned over half of that in the United States alone.
These past few years have posed challenges for every industry, yet Hollywood has faced very unique predicaments. When the pandemic hit, film productions everywhere halted, and many movies were released directly to streaming. For a while, the prevailing notion seemed to be that people were content with simply watching everything in the comfort of their own homes.
While this may be true to some extent, the success of Top Gun: Maverick proves that people are more eager than ever to go see films in theaters. Not only do cinemas offer an optimized viewing experience, but they have something intangible. The feeling of seeing a movie in a crowded theater is nothing short of magic. However, here we’ll tell you how to watch Maverick online for free.
Is Tom Cruise better than ever?
While Baz Luhrman’s epic biopic Elvis took Top Gun: Maverick out of the number one box office position this past weekend, it’s unlikely that Elvis will reach the heights attained by this sequel. In a film industry dominated by superhero blockbusters such as The Batman & Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Top Gun: Maverick is nothing short of an enigma.
What’s the secret to Maverick’s success? One needn’t look any further than its titular character’s actor. Tom Cruise has been a fixture of moviegoing for nearly four decades, yet he owes much of his career to the original Top Gun. Before 1986, Cruise was an up & coming actor who was tangentially associated with the “Brat Pack” for his roles in Risky Business & The Outsiders.
Once Top Gun hit the zeitgeist, Tom Cruise had a meteoric rise to fame, so much so that shortly after the film came out, Cruise was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Since then, Tom Cruise’s celebrity has only gotten bigger, even to the detriment of himself. From relationship drama with Nicole Kidman to the Scientology scandal, Cruise’s life is nothing short of interesting.
Say what you will about the jumping-on-Oprah’s-couch version of Tom Cruise, but one can’t deny his movie-star status. He’s one of the only actors left that can successfully open a film with his name alone. Not only that, but he brings gravitas to his characters, whether they be in Mission: Impossible, Eyes Wide Shut, or Magnolia.
How to watch Top Gun: Maverick online for free
The best way to see Top Gun: Maverick would be to go to your local theater if you can afford it. However, if you can’t or just don’t feel like leaving the house, there are ways you can watch Top Gun: Maverick online for free. One good way to gauge all of the sites that have free streaming available online is to go to Reddit.
Usually, movie subreddits will have posts with links to all of the various torrented sites where you can watch new movies for free online. While there are many of these sites, some of our favorites are 123movies & Putlocker. Top Gun: Maverick will inevitably make its way to streaming after its theatrical run, but these sites won’t charge you any subscription fees.
The only downside to sites like this is that they are buggy, often leaving your computer with pop-ups or even worse, viruses. It may be worth it to watch Top Gun: Maverick though, as it’s turning out to be the movie event of the year. While it’s packed with action, it’s also an adult drama that concerns aging & confronting one’s past.
Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who’s made films such as Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and this year’s Spiderhead. The cast aside from Tom Cruise is filled with talent, including Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer. Surprisingly, Maverick is the first Tom Cruise movie to surpass $1 billion at the box office.
Even though Elvis is the new number one at the box office this week, Top Gun: Maverick is still holding down the top spot for highest-grossing film of the year. What’s your favorite movie of 2022? Let us know in the comments!