Extraction (Film review)

Extraction stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in an action thriller that packs a ton of action but suffers from a weak plot that drags behind all the constant mayhem. With that said, I want to talk about the film’s story and believe me I’m not spoiling anything because if you watch this film on Netflix the entire plot of the film is written in one sentence and the plot is extremely linear to the point where there isn’t any growth in narrative or character development. So, Hemsworth plays Tyler Rake, a ruthlessly proficient and emotionally congested hired gunman whose mission is to recover the teenage son of an Indian drug lord Ovi Mahajan Sr (Pankaj Tripathi). Ovi Jr. (Rudhraksh Jaiswal) is being held in Dhaka Bangladesh by a rival gang and Tyler has to race against them to locate and extract Ovi Jr before any more harm is done to him. Once he retrieves the kid, destruction and death is the only path they’ll know until the films ending. Extraction was directed by rookie director Sam Hargrave who used his experience as a stunt coordinator for several Marvel films to create visually appealing choreography that always ended with tons of blood being spilled. He used his strengths to shoot athletic combat sequences in close views which makes the actions and gun play immersive and captivating. In regards to that, this film felt like a long motion picture of a Call of Duty campaign and gamers that play COD would enjoy this film for its gun play and violence but its flop of a script negates making this film from being worthwhile. I will say that Hemsworth gave a solid performance but the rest of the actors didn’t deliver much in performance and characterization. Extraction delivers enticing visuals and is packed full of action that is relentless with its pacing, but at the end of the day, the main ingredient that holds everything together (plot) is lackluster and damages the film’s potential to be great. If you have Netflix and think this film is something that might interest you then check it out because even though I might have a dismissive perspective on certain aspects of the film I still feel that it had entertaining moments. Anyways like and comment if you would like to chime in and give my page a follow so you can stay up to date for my future posts. As always peace and keep it real.

My rating for the film : 2/5 Grade : C –

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