Chris Pratt Roasted Over 'Coming-Of-Age' Movies He Plans To Share With His 9-Year-Old

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Chris Pratt enjoys privileged status as one of Hollywood's favorite leading men named Chris, but this doesn't mean that the Jurassic World star is immune to criticism.

Pratt recently made a few waves while discussing something seemingly innocuous during a podcast appearance: the movies he had planned for a camping trip with his nine-year-old son, Jack.

Once you delve into the list, it's kind of easy to see why it raised a few eyebrows.

Pratt appeared on the 'SmartLess' podcast.

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The podcast, hosted by Arrested Development co-stars Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, along with Sean Hayes, invites celebrity guests to talk about their projects, their lives, and pop culture in general. Pratt appeared on a recent episode earlier this month.

Pratt's taking his nine-year-old son, Jack on a camping trip.

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It sounds like a fantastic bonding experience, and Pratt excitedly detailed a top ten list of "coming-of-age" movies he wanted to watch with his son during the trip.

"Ten days, ten movies," he said, before jumping into the list.

What are the movies?

This tweet gives the full list, and there are certainly some classics on there. But are they the right thing to watch with a nine-year-old on a camping trip? Twitter certainly has a few thoughts about Pratt's curation.

It's a camping trip, not film camp.

Before we get into the movies themselves, let's first acknowledge the obvious: movies are not an integral part of the camping experience. In fact, one could easily argue that they take away from the experience of getting back to nature.

The list is, well, kind of grim.

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Three of the movies are rated R, three are rated PG-13 and the rest are PG. This means that if you take movie ratings seriously, only four of these are appropriate for a nine-year-old, and only then if there's parental supervision.

Is Rambo a coming-of-age movie?

What's even more baffling is that Pratt referred to these specifically as 'coming-of-age movies.'

Maybe Stand By Me is played out at this point, but none of these movies are coming-of-age movies. Not one. There's an argument to be made that White Fang might be, but the only one coming of age in that film is a dog. Every other movie features adult protagonists.

It sounds like an intense camping trip.

Dumb and Dumber and Monty Python and the Holy Grail will bring a few laughs to the trip, but otherwise, this seems like a list of violent movies that Chris Pratt was raised on.

Is this another example of a kid who's forced to like stuff that their parents grew up with?

Different strokes for different folks.

Pratt's list has certainly raised a few eyebrows (seriously, this would be so much less baffling if he hadn't confidently referred to these as 'coming-of-age' films), but if these movies are important to him, it makes sense that he'd want to share them with his son.

What will he do for an encore?

It's hard to come up with a more cursed list of movies to show a nine-year-old than Pratt came up with, but this Twitter user has some further suggestions. By the time anyone viewed Jack and Jill on the tenth night of a trip, they'd probably descend into madness.

Lots of kids view violent movies.

People of Pratt's generation likely saw plenty of violent movies as children, because violent movies were super popular in the '80s. Does it mess a kid up to see stuff like this when they're young? It's an impossible question to answer, because it depends on the individual.

What do you think?

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Does Chris Pratt's list make sense? What movies would you put on the list for your children? Do movies even belong on camping trips in the first place? There's plenty to unpack here, so let us know your thoughts in the comments.