By Brandon Morse | RedState
“The Terminal List” author Jack Carr isn’t taking the flak coming at him from leftist critics over his new show on Amazon laying down, and as critics rage that a show has come out that doesn’t infect itself with modernity, Carr is firing back.
If you haven’t watched “The Terminal List” starring Chris Pratt, I suggest you do so at your earliest convenience. While I’m not done with it yet (I’m on Ep.4 and a full review will follow) I’m wholly sucked in. Pratt really puts his acting chops on display in a show that is very well written, and every character brings their A-game to boot. It really sucks you in and you love every second.
But according to the left, the show is rife with flaws, bad acting, bad writing, and bad themes. Or at least, that’s what their excuse for not liking it is. They’re not exactly shy about telling you why they actually hate it. As I covered previously, the left is angry because it doesn’t carry its message in any way, shape, or form. In fact, according to them, it’s a movie conservatives enjoy, which is the gravest sin any movie can make.
(READ: Chris Pratt’s ‘The Terminal List’ Is Sending Leftists Into Conniption Fits While Audiences Love It)
I can tell you that, so far, the critics are wrong. The audience seems to agree as the critic score on Rotten Tomatoes sits at 43 percent while the audience score is at a whopping 94 percent.
Carr has seen all of this and he’s more than happy to call these critics out, as well as he should.
Carr stopped by Carlson to point out The Daily Beast article which called the show a “conservative revenge fantasy.”
“It seems to have triggered quite a few of these critics,” said Carr.
“Daily Beast titled their review ‘The Terminal List is an unhinged Right-wing revenge fantasy,’ which is odd because right, left, conservative, liberal are not even mentioned in the show,” he said. “But I think it may be because the protagonist is competent with weapons and tactics. He’s strong. He holds those in power accountable, and that could be unsettling for some. Particularly some, maybe senior members of the military who have failed upwards over the last 20 years.”
He also highlighted a piece of a review from TV Line.
“It says, ‘The Fugitive meets SEAL Team meets A Don’t Tread On Me truck decal were served up huge helpings of red meat masculinity and lots and lots of American flags. They don’t like American flags over there,” he said.
“GameRant even cites Revolutionary War-era Don’t Tread On Me flags as a negative,” Carr continued. “So it’s odd that both GameRant and TV Line had to go back to the 1700s to take the side of the British in their reviews. And I found that quite telling.”
Carr also stopped by Dana Loesch’s radio show where Loesch commented on the Rotten Tomatoes rating discrepancy and asked why wokeness needs to be in any show at all. Carr agreed, and noted that if the show had put those leftist agenda items in there, then the score would be “about a zero.”
He’s not wrong. More and more, people are turning away from movies that force leftist messaging. “The Terminal List” is a breath of fresh air that, much like “Top Gun: Maverick” keeps things apolitical. It focuses on telling a very compelling story and doesn’t shoehorn in things that take the story into unnecessary and tiresome directions.
As I’ve said repeatedly, the left doesn’t care about a good storyline, what they care about is if something carries “the message.” If it doesn’t, then it gets bad scores. It only makes them angrier that it stars one of the left’s most despised actors who gives one of the best performances he’s ever done.
Carr and Pratt have done something great and the left knows it. They can’t help but rage about it.
Carr is right to laugh at them.
Author: Brandon Morse
Source: RedState: 'The Terminal List' Author Jack Carr Fires Back at Leftist Critics Attacking His Show Starring Chris Pratt