Chris Pratt’s new anti-woke series “The Terminal List” is a massive hit with viewers, but not so much with leftist critics who are slamming it as a boring military thriller, displaying their utter contempt for subject matter that ordinary people actually enjoy.
The fast-paced action thriller is full of twists and turns in the 8-episode first season on Amazon Prime. It’s based on the books by former Navy SEAL and author Jack Carr and the series is already being tapped for a second season.
Pratt plays Lieutenant Commander James Reece who loses his platoon of SEALs in an ambush during a covert mission. It becomes obvious it was a setup and Reece goes on the hunt for those responsible after he survives the mission. He goes after the bad guys with a literal vengeance after they decide to take everyone involved out of the picture.
The series embodies the nobility of the SEALS, the courage of the military, the duplicity of those seeking power, and the righteous need to avenge those killed by those pulling the strings so they can become ever more powerful and wealthy. It speaks to what people actually feel in their lives and not to the ridiculous woke issues that leftists focus on rather than real-life. It is little wonder the leftist media hates the series – the good guy is a white male just oozing testosterone.
Thirty-seven percent of critics gave the show a positive review according to Rotten Tomatoes. Compare that to ninety-four percent of viewers who love the show. The majority of those gave it a five-star rating.
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America LOVES The Terminal List and Hollywood elitists HATE it because it's badass and pro-America.
That's how you know it's a great show! Check it out! pic.twitter.com/ECgUXSHHar
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) July 2, 2022
What are they hiding? pic.twitter.com/DPa24V52bk
— The Terminal List (@TerminalListPV) July 2, 2022
The Guardian led the way for out-of-touch critics showing total contempt for the military series, giving it one star. They called it a “terminally dull” military thriller “that offers little intrigue or excitement.”
“It’s a passion project for Pratt, who hasn’t been shy about his military obsession, but you would not know from watching the actor giving arguably his laziest performance to date, lethargically shuffling through scenes like he’s just here for the cash, unable to bring any real shades of humanity to an admittedly half-a-note character,” the outlet viciously stated, panning Pratt’s excellent performance.
Then The Daily Beast chimed in, gleefully blasting the show as an “unhinged right-wing revenge fantasy” that panders to “male red-state viewers with routine references to beer, guns, country music, and hunting.”
New TV series “The Terminal List” out now! pic.twitter.com/34a3r6MDz6
— Spartan Airsoft Team (@SPA001) July 3, 2022
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— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) July 3, 2022
Variety called it “a dour, miserable sit, one that would be tough to take as a two-hour film, and has been inexplicably roided up to eight hours.” The outlet also called it a “vanity project” for Pratt, who is also the show’s executive producer.
The Independent praised actresses Riley Keogh and Constance Wu but took pot shots at the plot.
“The plot, in so much as there is one, will make about as much sense to viewers as it does to the heavily concussed Reece,” they cluelessly wrote.
The Hollywood Reporter compared “The Terminal List” to a burger “left on the grill for so long that the result is dry and tasteless.”
“It’s the entertainment equivalent of a charred hockey puck, with the same limited range of flavor and aesthetics,” the media outlet quipped attempting to be clever while notably faceplanting. “This was a chance to take a thriller framework and include meaningful exploration of trauma and other veteran-related struggles, accentuating bravery and heroism. Instead, it’s leaden, mostly emotionless and if its pace is fast, that’s because anything important was removed.”
Has anyone watched "The Terminal List" on Amazon Prime?
It's bad ass!
— Never surrender Blood (@BloodBrosAriz) July 2, 2022
Finished watching @TerminalListPV 9pm to 730am and it was a 10/10 series. It was f**king amazing and @prattprattpratt did an excellent job being James Reece. I hope there's a another season! 🔥🔥🔥#TheTerminalList #terminallist #jamesreece #chrispratt #jackcarr #navyseal pic.twitter.com/WoY1J9xlks
— WhiskeyFoxtrotTangoCharlie141 (@WesleyConnor6) July 1, 2022
Four episodes in and The Terminal List is officially awesome.
— feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) July 7, 2022
CNN couldn’t resist jabbing at the show as well, describing the eight-episode series as “brutal” and “cliched.”
Viewers had a more sane take on the series via YouTube.
“Loved the show! Best military show I’ve seen. It was so cinematic, just incredible acting, direction, editing, action sequences, music. Christ Pratt and everyone else were amazing. The script was great too although you could see the final “twist” from halfway though the show. Can’t wait for season 2,” one person commented.
“This was so damn good. Chris and Tyler, you were trained right, high-port retraction around corners for your CQB training and moving hard through the threshold or the “fatal funnel”, all Navy shit. You boys put the effort in and it was spot. Great job, hope to see more down the road. Excellent,” another emphatically stated.
“Great Series, if you asking if it’s worth it? I say Hell yeah! The storyline is on point, the action scenes are on point, the directing is great. I couldn’t find any faults with this and they kept doubles at a very minimum, majority of the time Chris is doing his own stunts. This was thrilling, captivating, entertaining blockbuster,” yet another said, applauding the show.
“Great series! Lots of twists & turns. Chris Pratt was outstanding, along with the rest of the cast. Definitely need a 2nd season,” another remarked.
“Most entertaining thing on streaming – shocking it’s on Amazon,” another proclaimed, according to the Daily Mail.
“The Terminal List” debuted on Amazon Prime Video on July 1st.
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