“Terminal List” star Chris Pratt took to social media to flaunt his new Amazon Prime series’ success, despite critics’ dramatically low ratings.
Pratt’s new show was called an “unhinged right-wing revenge fantasy,” by a liberal reviewer at the Daily Beast, and only received a 39% ranking by critics on movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, despite an average audience score of 94%.
Over the weekend, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star shared an Instagram Story that touted the show’s insane ratings. Pratt shared a repost from series executive producer and author Jack Carr which was 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 posted 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 next slide, Pratt captioned a meme of “Austin Powers” villain Doctor Evil, which was captioned: “One point six BILLLLLLLLLION minutes.”
Carr, a former Navy Seal, told “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy that he and Pratt “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 explained.
“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.”
He also thought that The Daily Beast’s review of “The Terminal List” was “quite mean” in particular.
“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,” Carr concluded.