Chris Pratt Delivers Perfect Response to 'Woke Critics' Who Panned 'The Terminal List'

My colleague Brandon Morse has written about how Chris Pratt’s new Amazon Prime show “The Terminal List” has driven the left into conniption fits.


The movie is based on a Jack Carr novel that bears the same name. Pratt plays Navy SEAL veteran James Reece, the sole survivor of a brutal ambush during a high-stakes mission. Reece senses there’s more to his ambush and finds himself in the middle of a deep conspiracy that sends him on a revenge mission.

It’s a high-octane show filled with intrigue and bare-bones action scenes all set to the backdrop of a revenge story where the good guys are the good guys and you cheer them on as they drag the bad guys kicking and screaming from the shadows where they’re punished for their evil.

Former military, strong man, Chris Pratt — you know those factors all add up to the left hating it and going after him. It was certified as “rotten” on “Rotten Tomatoes.” The Hollywood Reporter said that the target demo is people who are “patriotically waving flags.” The Daily Beast called it an “unhinged right-wing revenge fantasy.” To them that’s bad, but that’s how you know it’s likely good. Of course, that didn’t stop the fans. Indeed, fans often embrace shows the critics hate since they’re not stuck in the leftist critic mode.

It’s a smash hit in the Nielsen Ratings with at least 1.6 billion streaming minutes and a fan rating of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.


But Chris Pratt is having a little fun with the “woke critics” by trolling them back with how well the show is doing after they attacked it. Pratt shared on Instagram a story about how the show was defying the “woke critics” with its 1.6 billion streaming minutes.

He followed that up with Dr. Evil picture from “Austin Powers” with a take on the huge amount of streaming, “One point six BILLLLLLLLLION minutes.”

The official Instagram page for the show said it was the number one show on Prime Video last month.

Reality is tough for critics to swallow. This is the perfect response from Pratt — it’s not nasty, it’s just truth. And that’s often with what they have the most trouble.

Jack Carr, the author of the book the show is based on, said over the weekend, “We didn’t make THE TERMINAL LIST for critics. We made it for those in the arena.” That’s what people see and that’s why it resonates with them.


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