Days of Thunder 4K Review (Paramount Pictures)
Days of Thunder is a 1990 sports drama film directed by Tony Scott (Top Gun, True Romance, The Last Boy Scout, Man on Fire, Beverly Hills Cop 2, & The Hunger). It was written by Robert Towne (Chinatown, The Two Jakes, Mission: Impossible 1/2, & The Firm). It was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Beverly Hills Cop franchise, Bad Boys franchise, Top Gun, The Rock, Gemini Man, & Con Air) & Don Simpson (Top Gun, The Ref, Beverly Hills Cop II, Crimson Tide, & Bad Boys). The script wasn’t even finished before they started filming. The budget was $55 million & it grossed $157.9 million worldwide at the box office!!!!
Days of Thunder is basically Top Gun on a race car track & there’s nothing wrong with that! As a matter of fact, Days of the Thunder is 2nd greatest racing movie ever made & it does share more than a few similarities with the previously mentioned feature. Both lead actor Tom Cruise & director Tony Scott reunite with this sports drama. The script knows exactly what type of film it’s making but it actually adds more than just racing in this. It’s about redemption, proving yourself to overcome anything that’s thrown at you with hard work. I know lots of people do not like Tom Cruise but you can’t deny his talent. Personally, I’ve always been a huge fan & this is one his best movies to be honest. His performance is stop notch & his character really changes through out his journey here. Cruise has amazing chemistry with his co-stars Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, & Michael Rooker in this. Besides the actors already mentioned, Days of Thunder had an excellent supporting cast which includes Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Fred Dalton Thompson, & John C. Reilly (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby). It had a nice mix of everything when it came to action, drama, & comedy. The racing sequences were intense & it kept you on your toes while watching them. The music for the production is classic & gets stuck in your head days after viewing it. It’s nice to see Days of Thunder get upgraded to 4K & be part of the new Paramount Presents line because it deserves more attention. The replay value is still strong here & I had a blast revisiting it for this review. It’s very fun & entertaining experience every time, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!