EXTRACTION (2020): The Things I Liked…

Extraction (2020), Chris Hemsworth, Netflix
Extraction (2020), Chris Hemsworth, Netflix

I’d forgotten that the script for Chris Hemsworth’s latest action / drama Extraction is written by Joe Russo; co-director of several Marvel movies including Avengers Endgame (2019).

It’s no surprise then that even though Extraction is directed by Sam Hargrave and not Russo, it remains a decent movie that has Hemsworth in the believable role of black market mercenary Tyler Rake. Rake takes on a deadly mission to rescue Ovi (Rudhraksh Jaiswal) the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.

Thanks to a well written and edited story outline, Extraction is a very engaging film that had me locked in from beginning to end – thanks to well choreographed, brutal fight sequences, gun fights and some unexpected twists and turns. 

When I wasn’t at the edge of my seat hoping that Rake and young Ovi survive every attempt at their lives, I was concerned for Rake’s emotional well being because of his own personal trauma that was alluded to at he start. 

If I had to choose a favourite scene, it would be the emotional moment that happens on the bridge at the end. I didn’t expect to react to that as strongly as I did. Protagonist Hemsworth’s performance as Tyler Rake is my favourite but I also really enjoyed the work of Randeep Hooda who is great as Saju. 

Watch Extraction because it’s a good action film that probably won’t have you too mad that the focus is more on the action and stunts than the story. You’ll also find out how well an action movie set in Dhaka, Bangladesh can turn out.

Lastly, enjoy the nostalgia that comes with watching a movie that features at least three members of the Marvel universe. Namely Hemsworth (Thor), David Harbour (Red Guardian from Black Widow) and Russo (as mentioned above).

Happy Film Loving

G

4 thoughts on “EXTRACTION (2020): The Things I Liked…”

  1. I’m not super excited over this one – and I am not a huge Marvel fan so that isn’t making me excited either..but I am glad that that was a good reason for you to give it a watch and let me know some highs & lows before I spend my time on it. There is so much good TV right now, it’s hard for me all of sudden to want to go back to watching a movie that only ‘maybe’ is good..does that make sense? I hope so. I did watch The Kelly Gang though as IFC was nice enough to send me a link and I’m going to dive into a review of it…so thank you again for this fun little look at this one! 🙂

    1. Writing the Extraction review was a pleasure so you’re very welcome. 🤓 You’re right about good TV and it absolutely makes sense to pick and choose based on the likelihood that you’ll enjoy a film. The main barrier for me is the number of episodes which makes for a bigger commitment. There are often exceptions of course but I have to be really interested.

      I Look forward to your Kelly Gang review because I’ve seen a few interesting review headlines over the the past few weeks.

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