Chris Hemsworth takes on an Indian Druglord & his army in new Netflix Original, Extraction
The brother contacted me and asked me if I got to check out Extraction yet on Netflix. I knew it was released, I knew it starred Chris Hemsworth but unfortunately, due to my stubbornness, and Chris Hemsworth dressed in camo on the poster I passed this off as your typical American army man saves the world type of flick. I admit it, I couldn’t have been further from the truth.
Hemsworth plays an Australian mercenary with a drinking problem that lives in a secluded part of the outback. His life of drinking, popping pills and raising chickens doesn’t seem that bad…except when the chickens shit everywhere.
He is contacted about a dangerous job: A young kid called Ovi has been kidnapped by an Indian druglord…and just like in all the classic action movies, there is no better man, than, Tyler Rake.
This was a high-quality, action-packed and hugely enjoyable action flick. Hemsworth more than nails it as the bad-ass, don’t care if I die mercenary. The action sequences are some of the best and rawest we have seen from Hollywood in years. In fact, the only thing I can think of in comparison to the bloodshed would be Rambo. There is one single-take-shot during an action sequence that lasts over 10-minutes. Impressive!
Another really good thing about this film is that most of it is in subtitles. I can’t help but think, if this was a true American production, everyone would be sounding like Benjamin from Short Circuit.
The acting from Rudhraksh Jaiswal as Ovi was so good and most definitely marks him as a young actor to keep a close eye on.
Yes, it is predictable AF, yes it is cheesy at times but this was just a properly done action movie, just like the ones we used to get back in the day.
Director Sam Hargrave‘s directorial debut. Hargrave previously worked in the stunt department on movies including Avengers: End Game
Extraction is now available for you to stream on Netflix. I hope you enjoy.
As always, thanks for reading.
Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker