I watched Netflix’s Extraction yesterday and had to share my thoughts. Before we get started, check out the following trailer if you haven’t seen it already.
Directed by Sam Hargrave, Extraction stars Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Pankaj Tripathi, Golshifteh Farahani, and Priyanshu Painyuli.
Black-market mercenary and former Australian Special Air Service Regiment soldier Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) is enlisted to rescue the son of India’s biggest drug lord, Ovi Mahajan Sr. (Tripathi). Ovi Mahajan Jr. (Jaiswal) is being held captive by Bangladesh’s biggest drug lord, Amir Asif (Painyuli), for a substantial amount of money. With the help of fellow mercenary Nik Khan (Farahani) and her team, Rake takes on the mission in this action-packed thriller.
Within the first 10 minutes, I knew I was going to enjoy this movie. Everything that I look for in a classic action film—a decent amount of fight sequences, cohesive storyline, non-pretentious special effects, and an accelerated pace—Extraction had. At one point, I thought I was watching a video game (Uncharted meets Metal Gear Solid). And the camera angles in one of the fight sequences were so spectacular that I almost rewound it midway through.
My only annoyance was the son. Like most hard-headed teenagers, I expected him to get into trouble. But if you’re going to make bold decisions, be a G about it. Don’t start whining when things get rough.
If you’re looking for an action film with a fast pace, great cinematography, and intriguing characters, check out Extraction. I will be rewatching it to pick up on some things I might’ve missed.
Grade of A
Until Next Time…