“The Terminal List’ on Prime Video is a suspense thriller series that stars Chris Pratt as James Reece who is a highly-trained Navy SEAL who’s heartbroken when the platoon of SEALs is attacked in an extremely high-risk mission in Syria. Reece has been the sole one to escape the ambush. When he returns at home, Reece ponders over his contradictory memories of the incident. He soon realizes that there was something wrong regarding the whole process. Before he can take action upon his suspicions, a tragic event sets him on the road to revenge and revenge. The Terminal List is an adaptation of Jack Carr’s best-selling novel with the same title. The film was written by Antoine Fuqua & written by David DiGilio.
The Terminal List: Season 1 (2022)
Chris Pratt is at his most impressive when he appears in The Terminal List. He appears to have gotten bigger to portray James Reece, which lends credibility to his performance. Chris Pratt is eminently watchable as a determined and seemingly invincible warrior, even though sometimes you wish that you could have injected a little more passion into his portrayal as a frightened and mistreated patriot.
The series is an impressively well-cast show. Taylor Kitsch as Ben Edwards, JD Pardo as FBI Agent Tony Leyun, Jeanne Tripplehorn as Defence Secretary Lorraine Hartley are the standout characters of The Terminal List. Constance Wu, Tyner Rushina, Riley Keough lend good assistance.
The Terminal List follows a predictable pattern throughout the story. The plot is stale and dated, retaining the standard template of the classic crime and revenge thriller. It’s a classic. Terminal List doesn’t set out to invent the wheel at all. Its main objective is to interest and entertain viewers, and that it achieves to a certain degree.
The twists in the story come swiftly and in a thick manner, and with a consistent frequency. It’s also a fact that those who love thrillers can spot the most interesting twists in the story from a mile. The plot is also oddly lacking emotion and sentiment. The narrative often appears to be detached -strange, when you consider the amount of destruction and destruction of the story. This is also true of Chris Pratt’s portrayal James Reece – it is detached and devoid of emotion.
Despite the numerous obvious flaws in the writing the script, execution and story that comprise The Terminal List, it keeps you watching until the very close of the eight episodes. The credit is to the fast-paced story and the tightly controlled flow of the action that is not permitted to stray too far or overly of a time (except for the unneeded repetition, monotonous, and too numerous flashbacks).The Terminal List
More than that it’s the natural habit of human beings to delight in the thrill of watching pure gore and violence on screens. Sure violence and gore is definitely a draw that keeps viewers hooked on the television. James Reece finds new and inventive ways to make each of his tyrants suffer. One particular sequence is particularly alarming as well as “gut-wrenching”. And we’re here to discover which names listed on the “list” will meet its conclusion.
Reece also comes up with innovative strategies to thwart the lawmen who are on his trail. To top it all off is the enticement to the timeless David Vs Goliath battle and the victory of the underdog storyline which is why it is likely that people who love thrillers will stay with the series until the very final.
In addition, the twists and turns in the plot are rather clumsy and boring. The last twist is shocking and difficult to believe, considering the situation. If we go on, it will give away spoilers, so let us keep it to the point of. Another thing that bothers us about The Terminal List is that it also doesn’t have any “wow” moments during its entire eight-hour running time – not one single scene or shot that will make you think “whoa!”.
To summarize, The Terminal List is very predictable and follows a do-to-death model. However, it’s fun and interesting in a way that is old-fashioned that is what the show is all about for fans of action.