Chris Pratt is something of a go-to conservative icon within Hollywood’s generally woke circles. Though not as strong a conservative as some might want, he has generally stood up for his Christian faith despite woke attacks and has not just withstood cancellation efforts, but been one of the few actors to star in shows and movies that continue doing well as Americans lose interest in Hollywood generally thanks to its wokeness.
Most recently, Chris Pratt has used his skills to star in a patriotic show with conservative themes, the Navy SEALs action series The Terminal List. Hailey Sanibel at the American Tribune, commenting on the show, said:
Naturally, because it’s good and tells a wholesome pro-America story (think: Top Gun Maverick) critics tried obliterating it. It has received an abysmal score of 40/100 on Rotten Tomatoes, a site which gave The Last Jedi and Black Panther rave reviews. They didn’t even bother reviewing Matt Walsh’s What Is A Woman? – a documentary so powerful they could only pretend it didn’t exist lest more people caught onto the dangerous transgender activism.
Pratt’s show has outpaced the Kevin Costner’s tepid Yellowstone, which despite being considered non-woke had plenty of narratives to push, not least of which was the entire premise of the conflict. In that show, white landowners are pitted against native peoples hellbent on restealing land they consider stolen. If Native Americans think they have the moral high ground, they have another thing coming.
And now, that show’s star, Kevin Costner, has decided that Liz Cheney is a good human being worthy of reelection to save democracy. Good luck with that.
Predictably, the far-left has come after Pratt and the Terminal List because he an it are overtly patriotic, which they hate, and not woke, which they hate even more.
But Pratt hasn’t backed down. Instead he hilariously trolled the raging left on social media, sharing a link to an article in The Daily Mail. How was that a troll? Because the article’s headline was “The new Yellowstone: 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.”
That’s not just a lot of streaming. It’s also proof that neither Pratt nor movie/show makers generally need to worry about the crazed 5% that hate everything not about America-hating trans women of color. It’s evidence that people want good, entertaining, patriotic content that reminds them of what it means to be an American.
But that isn’t all Pratt did. He also trolled the woke critics with a funny photo and caption, as the Daily Wire reported, saying:
“[The] actor posted the article to his Instagram stories over the weekend, followed by a photo of Dr. Evil from the “Austin Powers” franchise with the caption, “One point six BILLLLLLLLLION minutes,” reiterating just how popular the project is with fans.”
And the reviews from Rotten Tomatoes (average people, not critics), show just how much the average American loved Pratt’s new show:
“As a veteran I appreciate their efforts to make this as realistic as possible,” one Rotten Tomatoes reviewer wrote. Several other reviewers said the show depicted the military as it really was rather than the typical Hollywood version.
“An awesome show, Chris Pratt is fantastic, as a non-right winger this show is for everyone,” another agreed.
“It’s a universal truth of Rotten Tomatoes, if the ‘critics’ hate it… and the audience loves it (over 95% positive) then it is a GUARANTEED hit. That’s the case here… this show was excellent! One of the few new shows that I had to binge because you wanted to know what happened next!” someone else shared.
“Great tv series! Awesome to see a modern production showing real men and some traditional values – loyalty, courage, duty, family, overcoming hardship. Hope studios take note of what the public really want, in total opposition to the critics, who are mainly elitist ideologues,” one reviewer shared.