Extraction Review (2020)

Plot

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.

Cast

Chris Hemsworth – Tyler Rake

David Harbour – Gasper

Rudhrasksh Jaiswal – Ovi

Golshifteh Farahani – Nik

Randeep Hooda – Saju

Review

They are so many great action movie that gives you the suspense, Excitement, and a sense of awe such as The Raid, John Wick, and Mad Max Fury Road. Each of these films has multiple things that are similar, but the most important one is world building. John Wick Trilogy builds up the mythology of The Continental and the world around John Wick, The Raid focuses on building up the character of Rama, and with Mad Max Fury Road it focuses on survival from either their environment or from Immortal Joe. Each of these characters is loved by their respective fandoms because each of those films takes the time to introduce us to the world and characters.

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Meanwhile, Extraction focuses way too much on the action choreography, and it looks terrific. But that is not enough to make a good action movie. We needed to see a back story or something from Tyler instead of glimpses of his son with that it would have been better because of that attachment. Also, the biggest thing that annoyed me with the film was the beginning scene. Where we see the ending fight sequence at the beginning then it cuts back in time. Why do some filmmakers do that? Is it because they think it will keep our attention on the screen? If so, it does not, if anything I wanted to stop watching, sadly.

The acting overall I thought was well done, it would be cool to see Golshifteh Farahani, Randeep Hooda, and Rudhrasksh Jaiswal in more American movies. Overall the action and acting were great but the story and characters could have used a little more work.

What is your thoughts on Extraction, let me know in the comments below?

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