“Top Gun: Maverick,” the 2022 sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun”, has been warmly received by both critics and fans alike. It has also dominated the box office — becoming the first film to top the box office over both Labor Day and Memorial Day weekend. And despite being released in May of this year, it has continued to generate attention for its fun plot and its non-woke take on both the Armed Forces and contemporary American politics.
Americans are tired of divisive politics. They are sick of being bossed around by the Hollywood elites for holding traditional views on honor and morality. The American people are not interested in the wild pipedreams of Leftist film directors.
They want America First films that stress concepts we all hold dear — love of country and support for our Armed Forces. Perhaps one day Hollywood will wake up to the financial losses they have undoubtedly faced for their woke shift over the last 20 years or so. They are acting against their own interests.
As Fox Business reports:
“‘Top Gun: Maverick’ became the 5th top-grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office over Labor Day weekend. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ currently has earned $701.23 million, passing ‘Black Panther’ at $700.4 million.
Cruise’s latest hit film also beat out ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ for the No. 2 spot over the three-day weekend. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ took home $7.9 million, according to Deadline.”
“Spiderman: No Way Home” is also a decidedly non-woke film that is doing well in the box office. While many of the most recent Marvel movies have been turning to wokeness, Spiderman has generally resisted that tendency by focusing on the fun shenanigans of a young Peter Parker. Of course, the film is not without its faults, but that’s what movie-goers love to see — they are not interested in being preached to by a woke politician masquerading as an actor.
Too many actors and directors are substituting substance for ideology. Perhaps the success of Top Gun and Spiderman will make them think twice about that.