“Terminal List” star Chris Pratt flaunt his Amazon Prime series’ incredible viewership, after woke critics’ bashed it with terrible reviews.
The show was labeled an “unhinged right-wing revenge fantasy,” by the Daily Beast, and garnered a mere 39% ranking by critics on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, despite an average audience ranking of 94%.
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor posted an Instagram Story that touted the show’s impressive viewership. He reposted the show’s executive producer Jack Carr’s social media jab at critics, which he captioned: “We didn’t make THE TERMINAL LIST for critics. We made it for those in the arena. Find the article in the link below.”
Carr shared a Daily Mail article titled: “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.”
In the following slide, Pratt captioned a meme of “Austin Powers” villain Doctor Evil, which he captioned: “One point six BILLLLLLLLLION minutes.”
Carr, who is a former Navy Seal, explained to “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy that he and the Marvel actor “didn’t make” the show for the critics.
“What’s important to me and to Chris Pratt was that we made something that would speak to those members of the military who went down range over the last 20 years so they could sit down and say, ‘These guys put in the work and made a show that speaks to me,’” he stated.
“There’s no ‘woke’ or ‘anti-woke,’ but just because there’s not this ‘woke’ stuff that’s shoved into it, then it’s perceived — by critics, at least — as not promoting their agenda, so they’re going to hate it,” Carr continued. “We don’t mention right, left, conservative, liberal, none of those things are even mentioned.”
The series author thought that The Daily Beast’s review of “The Terminal List” was “quite mean.”
“But they see an American flag and they get upset. Or they see someone who is competent with weapons and has a certain mindset and holds those in power accountable for their actions and they just kind of lose it a little bit,” he concluded.
Pratt recently denied ever going to Hillsong church after getting plenty of internet backlash over his faith. “I never went to Hillsong. I’ve never actually been to Hillsong. I don’t know anyone from that church,” he told Men’s Health.
The “Jurassic Park: Dominion” star was lambasted on social media when transgender actor Elliot Page called him out on social media for associating with the church, which Page claimed was “infamously anti-LGBTQ.”
At the time, Pratt released a statement that he “believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment of their fellow man,” but didn’t deny attending Hillsong to preserve their reputation.
“I’m gonna, like, throw a church under the bus?” he said in the interview. “If it’s like the Westboro Baptist Church, that’s different.”
Pratt also denied being an inherently religious person. “Religion has been oppressive as f–k for a long time,” he remarked. “I didn’t know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I’m not a religious person.”