Chris Pratt stars in The Terminal List, which is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video, and The Daily Beast is freaking out about the military thriller’s politically incorrect plot and villains, going so far as to call it “an unhinged Right-wing revenge fantasy.”
The streaming series is based on Navy veteran Jack Carr’s novel of the same name. As I noted a few weeks ago, if the series stays true to the novel, then certain people might not be happy about it.
Based on the early reviews of it, it looks like the series may indeed remain relatively faithful to the book. The best example of this so far is a June 29 review from The Daily Beast that proclaimed, “Chris Pratt’s ‘The Terminal List’ Is an Unhinged Right-Wing Revenge Fantasy.”
Whenever you read a headline that amusingly frantic, you can only hope that what follows is filled with as much frantic panic. Thankfully, the review does not disappoint.
The first line is a doozy that sets the tone. “The Terminal List features Chris Pratt going vengefully homicidal due, in part, to a serious mental condition in Amazon’s latest, which follows in the tradition of Jack Ryan and Jack Reacher by delivering gung-ho macho action-drama tailor-made for fortysomething Call of Duty players.”
And the next line that finishes out the opening paragraph is just as good. “Still, if this adaptation of Jack Carr’s novel mostly fits itself into a particular dad-entertainment streaming niche, it also, to a large extent, comes off as a wet dream for militia-minded anti-establishment kooks, replete with a Pratt performance as a Navy SEAL who responds to injustice by murdering the guilty with extreme prejudice.”
Look at all those buzzwords and phrases – “macho,” “fortysomething Call of Duty players,” and “dad-entertainment.” And, of course, the best one of all – “wet dream for militia-minded anti-establishment kooks.”