Paul Newman was said to "thunder profanities" whenever anyone mentioned this movie in his presence.
You can always turn down the color on your TV if you don't like it.
I'll always remember him as the really interesting and charismatic actor from some of my favorite feature films of the 1970s and 1980s (and into the late 1990s, for that matter).
I didn't quite know where the story would go from one scene to the next, but its twists and turns never disappointed me.
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.
A nihilistic, pointless, and ultimately forgettable oddity. I would easily categorize this as an anti-audience Western.