Chris Pratt returns to Amazon Prime Video in this 8-episode-long Action Drama series, this is my review of The Terminal List.
Chris Pratt executive produces and stars in this series as James Reece, a former Navy SEAL officer investigating why his entire platoon was ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. It is based on a novel by Jack Carr, a former Navy SEAL and Thriller author.
In this review, Like many others, I will be telling you what I liked and didn’t like about the series and my rating out of 10, and whether I think you should check out the series.
What I Liked
This series packs a very great cast not only because of the impressive record the actors have but also because of their performances throughout the series. Chris Pratt delivers a very raw and unseen performance (At least unseen by me) that is unlike any of his other performances in his other movies, yes including The Tomorrow War.
The movie also stars Constance Wu who you may know from Fresh Off the Boat or Crazy Rich Asians and she gives an amazing performance in this, I rarely ever see her in movies (She did give her voice for Netflix’s Wish Dragon as the mom) and it was just great seeing her in the very serious kind of badass role and she nailed it.
Other great cast members included Taylor Kitsch (You might know him from X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Jai Courtney (Boomerang from Suicide Squad). They both gave excellent performances and although Jai didn’t have a huge role he still had this badass character that I liked. Sean Gunn also makes an appearance and it was fun seeing him as himself and he was great, not a huge character but also a little badass character.
This series’ story is very well thought out and leaves the possibilities for a second series open. I liked how the entire story for this season was sort of an open-shut case and how it managed to stretch itself out without becoming too complicated for viewers but also staying interesting enough to have you continue watching.
I say this was a well-thought-out story because by the end I didn’t have too many questions about what I had just witnessed and with rumors of Amazon Prime Video hoping to turn it into a Jack Ryan-like series, I think it’s a great start to something that could be amazing. The story didn’t do anything special or do anything we’ve never seen before but it was a pretty entertaining Revenge story that was just nice to watch.
Check Out my review of Netflix’s Action Comedy The Man From Toronto.
The action sequences
With how much care they put into the entire story I didn’t think we’d get as many action sequences as we did in this series. Whenever I see something as an Action Drama, I always assume there’s more drama than there is any action but this series gave us a few action sequences that I found very entertaining with some of them not having those cutaways that we usually get right before a guy’s brains paint the wall.
What I didn’t Like
Honestly, I have 1 nitpick with this series and this is more of a personal thing which is that it’s very long, 8 episodes with each being less than 1 hour long. This is not too huge for me because they used that time wisely and didn’t cut corners with the story, I just found it a bit on the very long side… I haven’t finished Volume 2 of Stranger Things.
My Rating Out Of 10
The Terminal List is not bringing anything new to this genre of series but it tells its story really well and does it with a great cast.
For that reason, I am giving this series a 8/10.
If you’re looking for a series to watch over the weekend then I strongly recommend you give The Terminal List a chance, now available to stream on Prime Video.
Seeing Chris Pratt in this very serious no-nonsense Punisher role was a fun thing to see and with a good story and cast, This series is an easy recommend for a weekend binge.
Have you checked it out yet? What were your thoughts? Would you want a second season? Let’s talk down in the comments, bye.