Rambo tops Chris Pratt’s coming-of-age movies for son, 9

Chris Pratt didn’t become one of Hollywood’s most talked-about movie stars by acting the traditional Hollywood way, so it’s no surprise that the “Jurassic World: Dominion” star would privately not feature in some popular movies in the coming age. . This summer he has planned a film festival for his 9-year-old son.

That’s right, Pratt doesn’t tell his son, Jack, “Stand by Me,” “The Breakfast Club” or even the cheesy “Superbad” during an impending father-son camping trip to their ranch in Washington state. Show. Instead, the actor revealed during a A recent episode of the “Smartless” podcast, Hosted by fellow actors Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes, he helmed “Rambo: First Blood,” “Red Dawn,” “Dumb and Dumber” and “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”

“I’m going with my 9-year-old son Jack this summer, and we’re going camping for 10 days,” Pratt said of his son, whom he shares with his first wife, Anna Faris. . Pratt said they would fish on a lake that he owns fully, and he would show his son 10 movies.

“Ten days, 10 movies,” Pratt said. “It’s going to be like a coming-of-age summer blast. I’ve got the list, they’re a lot of fun movies, I’ll just tell you.”

“Rambo: First Blood” isn’t known for being funny, and it’s doubtful it will make any of the general list of best coming-of-age movies. The 1982 film, which launched the ’80s action-movie franchise, stars a former Vietnam War Green Beret as a mullet-headed Sylvester Stallone who is harassed and tortured by sadistic cops in a small town, then a Wages war against the individual. Entire Police Force and National Guard.

Sylvester Stallone, star of the Rocky and Rambo movies. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Pratt may have seen “Rambo: First Blood” early in his life, having grown up in rural Washington state in the 1980s and 1990s. For him, perhaps it is a coming-of-age jolt. In a podcast chat, Pratt also revealed that he wasn’t taught much about “critical thinking skills” when he grew up. The statement could reopen discussion about whether that experience influenced Pratt’s taste in movies or explain the reasons social media users dubbed him Hollywood’s “worst Chris.”

Perhaps Pratt’s list should speak for itself. Here are 10, which Pratt believes will provide memorable bonding moments for him and his son:

  • Rambo: First Blood (R)
  • Dumb and Stupid (PG-13)
  • White Fang (PG)
  • Piss Big Adventure (PG)
  • Rudy (PG)
  • Toy Soldier (R)
  • Red Dawn (PG-13)
  • Bloodsport (R)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (PG-13)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG)

Some are R-rated, which may lead some online critics of Pratt to question whether they’re a good fit for a 9-year-old.

In A story about Pratt’s movie catalog For the culture and politics site Pajiba.com, writer Dustin Rolls said he was not familiar with “Toy Soldiers”, but added that it stars Sean Astin and Will Vuitton, who famously starred in “Stand by Me”.

“Toy Soldiers” may qualify for the coming-of-age label because the 1991 film is about a group of resourceful teenagers at an all-male boarding school who fight back after their school is overrun by terrorists. The Cold War-era “Red Dawn” has a somewhat similar premise: a group of high-schoolers protest occupation following the invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union and its communist allies from Cuba and Nicaragua.

During conversations with Bateman, Arnett, and Hayes, Pratt also seemed liable to add “Taps” from 1981, which starred a young Tom Cruise and Sean Penn as teenage military school students who closed it. decide to take over their school to save it from happening. ,

With regard to Pratt’s overall list, Rawls wrote: “I think they all fall into the ‘coming of age’ film category, depending on what you want your child to make.”

People commenting on Panjiba.com’s story expressed surprise at the inclusion of Ang Lee’s high-brow, non-English-language martial arts film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, saying it was a 2000 Academy Award winner. Came out of “left field”. ,

Others pointed out that most of Pratt’s films would qualify as “boy movies”—from the 1998 Jean-Claude Van Damme martial arts vehicle “Bloodsport” to the 1993 football drama “Rudy” and the 1991 Jack London-inspired Boy— Till the end -That-Wolfdog Adventure Story, “White Fang.” In fact, it seems unlikely that Pratt would have considered including any classic, coming-of-age films that have been dismissed by male critics as “girls’ movies,” such as “Little Women,” “Ladybird,” “Mean Girls” or “Booksmart,” but the latter three would meet Pratt’s definition of “very funny movies.”

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