'Desperate to Celebrate': Americans React to Huge 'Top Gun' Opening Weekend

Top Gun: Maverick is a certified hit after securing a huge opening weekend, and it may be thanks to its surprisingly patriotic story

The sequel to the 1986 movie Top Gun, starring and produced by Tom Cruise, has actually become the actor's largest ever box-office opening in his career.

Cruise stars alongside the likes of Miles Teller, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Connelly in the movie which faced several delays due to the pandemic

While Top Gun: Maverick has proved to be successful, many viewers have celebrated its pro-America messages and themes throughout

It's a really good movie, but it also hit at the perfect time, writer and sports host Clay Travis wrote on Twitter

He added, The vast majority of Americans are absolutely desperate to celebrate our country.

This patriotic message was repeated by other prominent viewers who are also seemingly eager to celebrate America.