With a looping video of the famed beach football scene, Top Gun: Maverick has given fans their own take on a Yule log.
Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the legacy sequel, which has become the highest-grossing domestic movie of the year.
Mitchell is a talented pilot who must now mentor a new, elite group of teenage pilots in order to complete a seemingly impossible task.
Maverick sends the pilots, including Phoenix (Monica Barbaro), Hangman, Rooster, and BOB (Lewis Pullman), out to the beach for a sweaty football game in order to let off some steam and perform some team building during one iconic scene of the movie.
Branded Yule logs have grown in popularity this holiday season as a result of the viral success of the most recent Adult Swim Yule log presentation, which featured a surprising amount of horror-themed content.
Top Gun: Maverick generally doesn't offer a snowy backdrop for holiday celebrations, so Paramount Plus chose to use it as a creative counter-programming device.
They broadcast a three-hour loop of the steamy beach football scenario instead of a Yule log, claiming that it "may be the holiday joy you're looking for."
Top Gun: Maverick contains numerous homages to the original 1986 hit, but the beach football scene stands out as one of the best.
It's clear that this is a reference to the beach volleyball scene from Top Gun where, among other cast members, a shirtless Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer played to the tune of Kenny Loggins' "Playing with the Boys."
The film's protagonists were given a chance to loosen up and have fun before being thrust back into the drama and tragedy of war, making it a groundbreaking thirsty moment for 1980s filmmaking.sleep?