Extraction Movie 2020 is an American action thriller film that tells a story of a black-market mercenary who has nothing to lose is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible.
Extraction Movie Cast
|Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake
|Nico Pimparé Gaetan
Extraction Movie Review
Extraction movie 2020 was directed by Sam Hargrave and stars Chris Hemsworth as a mercenary, that’s tracking down the son of a drug lord that was kidnapped in India. But as his mission turns deadly very quickly he begins to realize this kid is sought after by a lot more people than he originally thought.
This film premiered on Netflix today and I gave it a watch, because it’s written by Joe Russo produced by him and his brother Anthony and it’s directed by Sam Hargrave the veteran stunt coordinator of the Avengers movies some of the pirates of the carribean films.
He’s been around doing stunt work for a while and this is his first time behind the camera and in the past I would have been like a stunt man making a movie. But ever since the John wick films I don’t take anything for granted and his past work as a stunt coordinator is obvious throughout this movie.
The action scenes are mind-blowing. There are at least a couple scenes in this movie that are some of the best hand to hand combat I’ve seen recently in a movie. There’s one, in particular, that’s about an 11 minute simulated one take, you can tell we’re some of the cuts are.
But the effect is pretty seamless and this sequence, in particular, has the potential to be an all-timer, in regards to action scenes. I think this movie will be studied by stunt coordinators and people who want to work as stunt people.
It’s an extremely violent movie Chris Hemsworth is Killin left and right ripping off heads, throwing people into brick walls, tossing people around, people are getting hit by trucks and just flying into the air.
It’s really really fun stuff if you’re an action movie junkie and despite its V. O. D. like title. A title that seems like it would start my cold meds and Bruce Willis and be at the bottom of a bin at your local Walmart.
This movie was a lot better than I expected it to be. I’ll put it this way. I’ve turned off a lot of Netflix movies partway through. I didn’t turn this one-off. All that being said it will definitely not be studied for its characterization or its subtlety or its plot.
This is a very bare-bones plot. Chris Hemsworth is a mercenary. He’s got a bit of a traumatic past. He’s been hired to track down this kid and bring them to safety. The movie doesn’t try to be too much else. It knows exactly what it is and it’s pretty good at being that and it’s pretty okay with being that.
If this is being written by a spec writer someone who isn’t Joe Russo. Someone who wants to get into the business. It would probably be thrown back into their face saying ” look this is just some straight to DVD shipped you’re never going to get this may just forget it”.
But since Joe Russo’s behind in Anthony Russo the film got made and obviously this is the Avengers team figuring out how to make a cool action movie that could be on Netflix.
And I’m excited for Sam Hargrave forgetting to direct this movie because he shows a real flair for this type of action work. But there’s definitely something to be said about the fact the movie doesn’t really have that much else to offer B on the action scenes and Chris Hemsworth’s extreme likeability and charisma in the lead role.
He’s very good in the film. He does a lot of the stuff himself the stunt team again, I must say is just remarkable in this movie and they can’t be given enough praise. But if you don’t really care that much about action films and you’d rather be invested in the characters in the situation in the drama of the moment, you’re not going to get as much of that. Although, they do give about as much as they can to a plot that is as fast as this.
There is enough of a backstory for Chris Hemsworth to get invested in him and to feel for him in a way. We’ve kind of straight away from the cobras and the predators of the eighties were heroes spouted one-liners and now we have really tragic backstories farming characters instead.
There’s still some fun to be had in this movie, but I can understand why some people might actually think it’s a little too violent. That’s not a problem for me though. I don’t watch a movie like this expecting it to be tame, and in a world where everyone loves John wick.
I’m surprised that so many critics have actually complained about the violence, while I can understand it does surprise me. I have a feeling it’s probably because John wick is a more pulpy experience, it’s a little more fun.
Extraction is harder-edged. Although the action is over the top it feels a little more plausible and so it’s a little harder to disconnect from the fact that you’re watching a movie and in some ways, some of the violence in the movie might bothersome, it didn’t bother me. It’s a movie. It’s fiction.
And although, I don’t really expect that much more than some great action out of a movie called extraction movie directed by stunt coordinator. I would have liked to have seen a lot more characterization given to the kid that he’s rescuing.
Hemsworth gets some you understand his backstory eventually and you can relate to him, but the kid he likes to play the piano. He occasionally moves his fingers on his knee like he’s playing the piano to calm himself down but besides that you don’t really know that much about him.
He’s a son of a ruthless crime lord, what’s his life like, what’s it like being the son of a crime lord, having a target on your back, just to get at your dad that’s interesting. And they don’t explore enough for that.
I think that could really help the movie. Still, there is in particular that 11-minute one-take a scene and then there’s like a hand to hand combat scene where homes worth is just tossing dudes around a brick building really amazing stuff.
And I found myself pretty riveted by the action scenes. But you’re not going to get that level of attention with the characters in this movie. And sometimes I can really be in the mood for one of those.
I’m gonna give extraction movie 2020 a B. It’s on Netflix right now give it a watch. If you just want to watch some really great action scenes, I think this movie delivers for the most part.
Guys, thank you so much as always for reading my review about Extraction Movie 2020. See you soon with another movie.