Latest ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Proves That Tom Cruise Is the Only Actor Who Can Pull Off Long-Overdue Sequels (And 10 Sequels That Didn’t Live Up to the Hype)

After much fanfare and speculation, we’re finally getting a Top Gun sequel nearly 34 years after the release of the original. With the second trailer for the follow-up going full ’80s, Top Gun: Maverick looks to prove that only Tom Cruise has the ability to pull off long-overdue sequels successfully. Sure, this first trailer is playing on people’s affection for a beloved property, but the fact that it’s done in a classy way makes this sequel all the more exciting. Even if the movie ends up turning out bad, it looks like we’ll – at very minimum – be privy to another iconic shirtless beach volleyball scene. While we wait to find out if Top Gun: Maverick lives up to the promise of the first trailer, here are 10 movies that failed to live up to the hype.

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