Left Loses ‘That Loving Feeling’ – Goes Ballistic Over Patriotic ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Top Gun Maverick Installation at Cannes. Photo by ManoSolo13241324

While movie-goers and critics alike are praising the patriotic blockbuster sequel to the 1986 ‘Top Gun,’ the far-left is going ballistic over ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’

And they are angrily voicing their disgust, calling it unoriginal, unrealistic, fascist warmongering, even claiming documents show it secret Pentagon propaganda.

This despite the high acclaim most regular Americans are showering on this decidedly un-woke flick.

As Sarah Sicard notes in Military Times:

Since it landed full throttle in theaters on May 27 the long-anticipated “Top Gun: Maverick” has raked in more than $400 million at the domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing movie of the year. Its score on Rotten Tomatoes is “Certified Fresh” at 97 percent on the Tomatometer, and sits at 78 percent on Metacritic.

See the trailer here:

Yes, the movie is unrealistic in many ways, and jingoistic and patriotic. Exactly what America needs and wants.

Still, one lefty movie critic, Brett on letterboxd, who has reportedly watched over 1,500 movies and written more than 650 reviews, gave the movie half a star and then wrote a more than 700-word, deranged political screed bashing it.

He wrote:  “Top Gun: Maverick’ is a movie where our heroes are trying to start World War III,” adding:

Even if one can ignore the rabidly bloodthirsty nature of this movie, it is still absolute garbage. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is a 131-minute long advertisement for death. Aggressively unoriginal, wildly irresponsible with its messaging, historically revisionist, and shamelessly jingoistic in the name of providing fellatio to arms dealers. This is a masterwork of propaganda in defense of some of our nation’s worst traits, and it’s an enormous success. I left the theater depressed and forlorn.

I don’t know about you, but I’m very happy that Brett is depressed and forlorn. His hateful anti-Americanism continued:

If every single one of our plucky heroes had died during their training montages, it would have made the world a safer place.

But as Sicard lightheartedly explains, this critic could not “remove himself from the current international political climate for two hours to watch a film about an old guy flying cool planes and running shirtless on a beach for no reason.”

Meanwhile, Alan MacLeod, senior staff writer for MintPress News, shockingly discovered, using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that the Pentagon secretly conspired with the producers to promote their militaristic propaganda.

However, Military Times notes that:

His story took particular note of a production agreement between the Department of Defense and Paramount pictures, wherein the film crew was allowed access to military equipment and “[a]ssign a senior staff, post-command Officer to review with public affairs the script’s thematics and weave in key talking points relevant to the aviation community.”

Too bad this shocking revelation is not shocking at all. It is standard for movie producers hoping to make authentic military movies. There is actually an entire Hollywood office within the Defense Department dedicated to working with movie production staff. Military Times writes:

“The Defense Department has a long-standing relationship with Hollywood,” according to a Pentagon press release. “In fact, it’s been working with filmmakers for nearly 100 years with a goal that’s two-fold: to accurately depict military stories and make sure sensitive information isn’t disclosed.”

It’s great to see ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ doing incredibly well at the box office, and even better to see the left collectively imploding over its success. ADN 

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank. - paulcrespo.substack.com - PAULCRESPO.COM

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