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Extraction 2 (2023)

Extraction 2 (2023)



Chris Hemsworth

Golshifteh Farahani


Directed by Sam Hargrave


When action movie buffs tell you a movie is better than John Wick 4, you start to ask yourself what else could they have done?

I half expected Extraction 2 to be worse off than the first Extraction movie, but this is not just a step-up to the first movie, but it puts itself in another level. The movie is magnificent and one of the best I have seen this year. I like the way it starts with the hero recovering and going through the process before the introduction of a new character played by Idris Elba, who dragged him away from retirement to do, as they say, one job.

The movie plays like you will expect it, he says he is out, but then the game pulls him back in.

I like the way the movie made use of the different locations to play out its plot. The action scenes are just as you will expect it to be, and the whole Rambo feeling of one guy against a whole battalion of bad guys is not something this movie is shy of. At least our hero has a team with him, but as Rambo-like movies go… I will not drop so much to ruin the feeling when you finally go see the movie.

When the offer came for him to go to a prison to extract a woman and her two children, the money was good and the person who sent Elba to relay the request was someone Tyler (Chris Hemsworth) could not turn down.

The needed bribe was paid to get into the prison, but the extraction led to a prison riot. The woman and children they were to save, are in the prison because the woman’s husband (Davit) was imprisoned there. His own people on the outside, with the aid of some corrupt government officials, put his family into prison to be with him, so he would not be lonely, and it is a way of control. The problem is, he is a terrible father and husband, and the extraction was to save this woman and her children from a life not worth living.

During the riot, the wrong people died in the hands of Tyler and the whole army of men controlled by Davit and his brother Zurab came after Tyler and his team. The movie starts after a twenty-minute layout of what things will be, but from then on, the action sequence went on until the end.

This is far one of the best movies I have seen this year, and you can catch this movie on Netflix.


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