Chris Hemsworth goes all guns blazing in Netflix’s new film Extraction.
Netflix’s new original film Extraction sees Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake, a mercenary who gets hired by an Indian drug lord (Pankaj Tripathi) to rescue his son (Rudhraksh Jaiswal), who had been held captive by a rival gang in Bangladesh.
Extraction is produced by Anthony & Joe Russo, the visionary directors behind the Avengers Endgame, and is directed by Sam Hargrave, veteran stunt coordinator of the Avengers Endgame.
Things that Worked
Chris Hemsworth was great as Tyler, and his performance was top notch. As someone who had lost his son, Chris’s character had a lot going on, and we were able to side with him right from the start.
We also liked the chemistry between Tyler ( Chris Hemsworth) & Ovi ( Rudhraksh Jaiswal ), and genuinely cared for them throughout the movie.
The Stunts were excellent and game-changing as one would expect from the guy who did stunts for the Avengers Endgame. All the fight scenes were unique and well-choreographed. To be precise, there is a 12-minute simulated single take stunt scene, and it was remarkable.
The cinematography was gorgeous, and the art direction was amazing. Both the departments have done an incredible job of capturing the nuances of India like crowded streets, rickshaws, and it felt authentic.
We loved Randeep Hooda as Saju. All the decisions he makes are out of love for his family, and this made his character a lot more interesting & believable to watch. He also perfectly nailed the stunt scenes, and the fight scene between him & Chris was an absolute delight to watch.
Things that could have been better
The performance of Ovi ( Rudhraksh Jaiswal ) looked monotonous at times and could have been done better. We felt his acting to be out of place at times, and this certainly made the film look unnatural.
Priyanshu Painyuli’s character was so underdeveloped, and his motivations were bleak in our opinion. This certainly weakened the potential of the film and made it less interesting to watch.
Also, the script was ordinary and simple. It didn’t have much to offer and relied heavily on the action scenes which made the film a lot less impactful for us.
Verdict – (2.75/5)
Overall, Extraction is a decent thriller filled with high octane action sequences and some great performances.