Chris Pratt Show Writer Claims Series Triggers Critics
The author that wrote the book which inspired the new Chris Pratt series is speaking out about the critics who have given the show a negative score.
Chris Pratt seems to always make headlines when it comes to politics and religious beliefs that may or may not surround the actor. His newest show, The Terminal List, has been the subject of plenty of criticism, and the author of the book has now spoken up about those criticisms. Jack Carr is a form NAVY Seal who wrote the book of the same name. He appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight, where he spoke about the horrible 43% critic rating the show has received on Rotten Tomatoes. According to Carr, “It falls right in line with everything that I understand about the current culture and climate in America right now. It seems to have triggered quite a few of these critics.”
Carr also went into the fact that the show also has a 95% audience rating, which all but trumps the critic score. He claimed the show was not made for the critics but for all the soldiers who have had to fight overseas. He added, “We made it for the soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine that went downrange to Iraq and Afghanistan, so they could sit on the couch and say, ‘Hey, these guys put in the work. They put in the effort to make something special and make a show that speaks to them.’ And that 95 percent rating lets me know that we at least got close.” He is serving as an executive producer on the series, alongside Chris Pratt and Antoine Fuqua. Fuqua is famous for having written and directed films like Training Day, The Equalizer series, and Southpaw. This is kind of an odd project for the man to be involved with, but the show has also risen to the top 10 categories on Amazon Prime Video, which is likely why he saw the strong reasoning behind backing the series.
Quite honestly, people have been coming after Chris Pratt for a long time, after he was connected to the Hillsong Church, which has been linked to being vehemently against the LGBTQ community. At least, that is what the allegations have been. Pratt has commented on that, stating that he shouldn’t be lumped into a category of hate based on the religious beliefs that he holds or the spirituality that he believes in. The hatred for this show could be linked to that fact, at least in terms of the critic rating. Then again, a critic’s job is to pick apart something and find the pros and cons of that thing. The cons of The Terminal List seem to heavily outweigh the pros in this situation.
Chris Pratt, Jack Carr, and Antoine Fuqua have clearly made something that audiences love, and isn’t that what matters? There are times when movies and television shows get poor critic ratings, only to be beloved by the audiences that go watch them. Take the first Venom, for instance, the film was critically panned but had a huge outpouring of love from fans. In fact, the film made $856 million at the box offices, becoming a huge blockbuster hit. Sometimes critics just get things wrong.
We do understand that Chris Pratt is going to be surrounded by controversy for some time, which is still odd. We hope that politics can be taken out of what he appears in, and the man can just be the charming actor that we all know. As far as The Terminal List goes, Carr, Pratt, and everyone else involved in the series is just going to ignore the critics much like it seems audiences have been