When I first saw the movie thirty-some years ago, I didn't pick up on just how cocky and pigheaded Cruise's character was.
Imagine a James Bond flick where the super-villain, during the big finale, turns out to be humanity's savior, which suddenly turns Bond into a liability whose extermination is required in order to achieve world peace.
Interesting concept. Good cast. Unsatisfying downer of an ending. Not a great movie, but, inexplicably, it's become one of my favorites.
This kind of promotional gimmick for home video releases has always annoyed me. It's always felt condescending, as if we're supposed to swayed by, what's basically, "If you liked that really popular movie So-And-So was in, then you're gonna love this movie!".
A nihilistic, pointless, and ultimately forgettable oddity. I would easily categorize this as an anti-audience Western.