The author of the novel that was the basis for the Amazon series starring Chris Pratt Terminal list are voicing negative reviews of the show.
Jack Carr, a former Navy SEAL whose novel was published in 2018, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Friday, presenter Tucker Carlson pointed out that there seemed to be a big difference between critics’ reactions to the TV series and the reactions of other viewers. The show, which debuted earlier this month and focuses on Navy SEAL commander James Reese learning more about the circumstances behind his platoon’s ambush, holds an audience score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. , while the critical rating is only 43%.
When asked to take on the job, Carr seemed to think politics was to blame. “It fits with everything I understand about the current culture and climate in America,” says Carr. “It seems to have caused quite a bit of this criticism.”
He continued, “The 95% viewership rating, the audience rating, makes it all worth it. We didn’t make it for the critics. We did it for the people in the arena. We make it for the soldier, the sailor, the pilot, and the marine that’s been to Iraq and Afghanistan, so they can sit on the couch and say, ‘Hey, these guys got to work. They worked hard to create something special and put on a show that speaks for itself. ‘ And that 95% rating tells me we’re at least close to that. “
Carr, who was executive producer of the series alongside Pratt and Antoine Fuqua, read excerpts from several reviews and said that one reviewer asked what even a show should be called. Terminal list. This leads the author to quote that “you call it the #1 series on Prime Video.”
In his review of Terminal list, The Hollywood Reporter’Chief television critic Daniel Fienberg used the holiday cooking metaphor and wrote, “It equates to the entertainment equivalent of a burnt hockey ball, with the same range of flavors and limited aesthetics.”
The cast also includes Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch and Riley Keough.