The Terminal List [Movie Review]

A former Navy SEAL officer investigates why his entire platoon was ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission.

James Resse (Christ Pratt) and his platoon on a mission that went sour. Losing his platoon on this mission and some current events are making him think that the army has a major conspiracy with him and his former Navy Seals. Now James is on the lookout for the people trying to blame him and hurt his brothers of war.

Is well following a Freelance Reporter called Katie Buranek (Constance Wu) where she is trying to solve some conspiracy inside the Military. As well as Ben Edwards (Taylor Kitsch) James’ best friend trying to assist his brother in arms with his loss and Secretary Hartley (Jeanne Tripplehorn) revising the military budget due to the recent events of the mission.

The terminal list is a very interesting story on the whole showing many aspects of how the military works and as well what other effects can a former Navy Seal can affect on his personal life. This series goes layer by layer in regards to the military within the political views and the health of the soldiers. Even thou we follow the pacing of the main plot point with James Resse (Chris Pratt) there is more to this show than that.

Why? Personally working with veterans myself here in this series show how many times the military mistreats them when they come back from a mission. Only giving them minor care if they have any type of conditions as well in the psychological aspect. You can see how James Resse (Chris Pratt) acts with his family and how indifferent his actions are when coming back home.

The plot brings many touch points in regards to the military and its political sense and how certain companies do become lucrative when they receive Military contracts let it be for weapons or medical treatments. These topics are very important for the plotline plus are very important points as well that even thou this is a fictional story some of these points can be happening to some service members.

For instance the political military views within companies that want contracts with them to either bring new weapons or clinical trail drugs. Seeing these things in the series bring in topic how much some people have it as an agenda and how other are trying to make themselves millions.

For a fact that these touch points can be very tedious to present but they made a great job showing how these actions can unfold. How politics can change the narrative of the story how can they cut some corners to reach an end game.

One thing that I noticed is that Chris Pratt brought James Reese to life with his performance and it felt fresh from seeing him in consent Marvel films like Guardians of The Galaxy, Avengers End Game, and others. Noticing that he can do other characters and not repeat the same one over and over. For instance, when you see the Jurrasic World franchise you notice that his character is still Star-Lord from Guardians. But in this series, he brings the Navy Seal in him, James Reese.

Having many secondary characters in this series some do go ahead and highlight Chris Pratt’s performance in this series throughout the episodes that they are together. Katie Buranek (Constance Wu), Ben Edwards (Taylor Kitsch), Liz Riley (Tyner Rushing), and Secretary Hartley (Jeanne Tripplehorn) all brought a fantastic performance in bringing their characters to life as well as telling this amazing story.

Another highlight character that I can add is the performance of Constance Wu (Katie Buranek) in the films like Hustlers, Crazy Rich Asians, and Wish Dragon. She bring to life a freelance reporter and her performance was rich and fresh letting the world know that she can become a great actress. Many scenes with Chris Pratt and other cast members brought out her talent to the fullest.

The Terminal List is a Thriller series that is a must-watch for this summer. Have many actions set pieces and a remarkable story and characters that you will be interested in with many topics inside the series that to talk about plus seeing Chris Pratt doing something different? As well as bringing to the table a great cast and as well many things to talk about if you are into conspiracy stories.

Taking this series a little more personal in the past I did work with Military Veterans. This series highlights many things that our veterans suffer when coming back home and how difficult it is to be able to get help when it’s not easy to find it. These are the reasons that I fully recommend this series Available on Prime Video.

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