Movie Review: Extraction

October 11, 2020

Details from IMDB:

Extraction (2020)

| | ActionThriller | 24 April 2020 (USA)
Tyler Rake, a fearless black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he's enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.


 Sam Hargrave


 Joe Russo (screenplay), Ande Parks (based on the graphic novel "Ciudad" by) | 4 more credits »

Initial Thoughts:


Like many people, we stay home more to watch movies. It’s not because I don’t enjoy going to movies, I love the theatres but with COVID there’s scant all playing (at least that’s any good), so Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ and Cineplex have been watched more this year than ever. This was a Netflix and chill night, as the cool kids say these days.


Main Points:


I like Chris Helmsworth, he’s a great Thor and a pretty good actor most of the time. So my wife mentioned this on Netflix and we watched it. Right away I’ve got to say the actions scenes in this are top-notch.


I said to my wife that night that the action scenes in this are so good that it makes the movie better than it ought to be. The plot barely makes sense (sometimes not at all), there is really cheesy, forced emotional scene that I never bought for a second. It’s basically like a modern-day, younger Rambo but incredibly becomes more realistic as the movie comes to an end. It also has some slow bits that make the two-hour running time drag in spots.


Final Thoughts:


Netflix spent money on this film, I’ll say again I was seriously impressed with the fight/action scenes. Helmsworth must have trained really hard for this role and it shows. I was also happy to see so much of India featured in this, it’s a county that’s not used in a lot of movies the past few years.


I would recommend this film to any action or Helmsworth fan (or both). You just have to let the plot go in terms of making sense. Brutal violence verging on gory, so certainly not for kids, ages 18+. 7 out of 10 from me, Netflix is doing better with movies and this was a nice Saturday night in.