Too Many Paycheck Flicks,” posted on 12.4.17: “Surely Chris Pratt understands that he can’t continue to star in light-hearted, mock-ironic fantasy jizz films indefinitely, one after another after another. The man keeps inhaling helium — The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, The Magnificent Seven, Passengers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War.

I don’t believe that any actor, no matter how engaging or popular he may be on talk shows, can continue to make empty movies indefinitely and still keep the popularity thing going. I realize that Dwayne Johnson refuses to make quality and he’s still filling seats, but sooner or later the dogs will stop eating the dog food. You have to man up and make something good.

HE believes that every fourth or fifth film that a marquee-brand actor makes has to at least aspire to something real and soulful. Within the next two or three years Pratt has to deliver an honest, well-honed performance in a movie about real life, real people, etc. The last intelligent, human-scaled film Pratt made was Her, and that wasn’t even his.