Chris Pratt has a message for woke reviewers of his new Amazon Prime Video project “The Terminal List,” which has received negative critic reviews despite audiences being overwhelmingly receptive to the Navy SEAL-focused thriller.
Pratt shared the link to a Daily Mail report comparing “The Terminal List” to “Yellowstone,” which is another critically panned drama that audiences love to watch. The title of the article reads, “The new Yellowstone: Chris Pratt’s new Navy thriller The Terminal List defies woke critics’ scathing reviews to shoot up ratings chart with 1.6 BILLION minutes of streams.”
The actor posted the article to his Instagram stories over the weekend, followed by a photo of Dr. Evil from the “Austin Powers” franchise with the caption, “One point six BILLLLLLLLLION minutes,” reiterating just how popular the project is with fans.
“The Terminal List” follows Pratt depicting Navy SEAL commander James Reece as he embarks on a mission to find out who killed his platoon and get revenge on them. Rotten Tomatoes reports an average rating of 40/100 from critics but 94/100 from viewers.
Daniel Fienberg from The Hollywood Reporter described it as “the entertainment equivalent of a charred hockey puck, with the same limited range of flavor and aesthetics.”
But the audiences just don’t agree.
“As a veteran I appreciate their efforts to make this as realistic as possible,” one Rotten Tomatoes reviewer wrote. Several other reviewers said the show depicted the military as it really was rather than the typical Hollywood version.
“An awesome show, Chris Pratt is fantastic, as a non-right winger this show is for everyone,” another agreed.
“It’s a universal truth of Rotten Tomatoes, if the ‘critics’ hate it… and the audience loves it (over 95% positive) then it is a GUARANTEED hit. That’s the case here… this show was excellent! One of the few new shows that I had to binge because you wanted to know what happened next!” someone else shared.
“Great tv series! Awesome to see a modern production showing real men and some traditional values – loyalty, courage, duty, family, overcoming hardship. Hope studios take note of what the public really want, in total opposition to the critics, who are mainly elitist ideologues,” one reviewer shared.
The official Instagram page for the show shared last month that “The Terminal List” was the number one show on Prime Video.