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Chris Pratt trolls ‘woke critics’ unhappy with ‘The Terminal List’

Chris Pratt has thrown himself into a troll on review site Rotten Tomatoes in relation to his latest Amazon Prime show, The Terminal List.

The Marvel actor’s series has been certified “Lazy” on the site with 94% audience rating and 40% critic rating. The streaming show follows Pratt as Navy SEAL James Reece, who comes home after his crew is ambushed on a secret mission.

Pratt, 43, took to his Instagram Stories to blast the naysayers and touted the show was widely viewed despite the rating.

Chris Pratt poses on the red carpet
The Terminal List was released on July 1st and has since been viewed over 1.6 billion minutes.
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In one post, he published an article with the headline: “Chris Pratt’s new Navy thriller ‘The Terminal List’ defies scathing reviews from hard-nosed critics and skyrockets at a 1.6
BILLION minutes of streams.”

In another post, the Everwood star pasted a photo of Dr. Evil from the “Austin Powers” franchise and noted how often viewers watched his show.

“One point six BILLLLLLLLLION minutes,” he captioned the meme. Nielsen reported that at least 1.6 billion 60-second moments were actually watched.

Chris Pratt, left, and Taylor Kitsch in a scene from the series "the terminal list," Premiering July 1st. (Amazon
Chris Pratt and Taylor Kitsch in a scene from The Terminal List.
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The mystery thriller, based on a Jack Carr novel, was released July 1 and also stars Constance Wu, JD Pardo, Taylor Kitsch, Riley Keough, Arlo Mertz and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

“Mayans MC” star JD Pardo, who plays FBI agent Tony Layun, told The Post he “challenged himself” by delving into the world of ex-Navy SEALs.

“It’s a great story by Jack Carr, a great book series, and just an all-star cast. Chris, Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch… it just keeps going,” Pardo said. “I really wanted to be a part of it because it’s inspiring to work with that kind of talent. We had a lot of fun on this set.”

The show’s official Instagram account announced last month that it was the number one TV series on Prime Video for the 4th of July weekend.

Rotten Tomatoes observers shared their thoughts on Pratt’s latest series.

“‘The Terminal List’ is a classic American fantasy about the goodness of SEALs, the corruption of high-ranking government officials and corporate tinkerers, and the cleansing power of righteous violence,” noted one reviewer on the website.

This image released by Amazon Studios shows Chris Pratt in a scene from the series "the terminal list," Premiering July 1st. (Amazon Studios via AP)
Pratt portrays a Navy SEAL returning home after his platoon was ambushed and the aftermath of trauma.
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Another person added: “The story may be familiar, but the execution hit all the right targets.”

“Action packed series with a great story. We need more shows like this that capture this heroic character like Matt Damon as Jason Bourne,” one fan commented on the site.

“Binge saw this last holiday. An exciting series with lots of action. Critics slamming this are probably the same ones who are now saying how great the original ’80s series ‘A Team’ and ‘Magnum PI’ were,” one viewer wrote. “They live in an empty echo chamber, utterly devoid of heart and mind. Is this the best series ever. No, but as far as streaming shows go, it’s top notch.”

https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/chris-pratt-trolls-woke-critics-not-happy-with-the-terminal-list/ Chris Pratt trolls ‘woke critics’ unhappy with ‘The Terminal List’

Emma Bowman

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