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Extraction (2020)

Extraction (2020)


Chris Hemsworth
Rudhraksh Jaiswal
Randeep Hooda
Golshifteh Farahani

Directed by Sam Hargrave

Extraction is on Netflix and during this lock down, this has been one thing worth seeing.

The story of this movie is not magnificent, below what I would have expected from the Russo brothers. That said – the violence, stunts and action scenes cover up the lacks which the story has.
My problem with the story was the double cross, you are in one way expecting something close to it. The person who did the double cross made it known earlier on in the movie, that you should be expecting something, so when it does happen you are like, oh!

Chris Hemsworth was head over heels magnificent in this movie, and the way he handled himself with the close-up shootings and knife work, reminds me of John Wick. Here you will see fine cinematography work done with a close up single camera.

The movie plot is very straightforward, two crime lords have it in for one another. One is in jail doing time while the other is still controlling things. The one not in jail had the son of the other kidnapped, the father called his henchman and asked him to find a way to get his son free or lose his own family.

The henchman hires a team of mercenaries led by Tyler (Chris Hemsworth) to go get the boy (Rudhraksh Jaiswal). Everything would have gone smoothly when the boy was rescued, but the crime lord is not a small player in India. He had the army and every special force in India in his pocket so he sent them after the team. He also sent every hoodlum in India after them.

Then things got crazier because another player is after the boy, making this expected supposed simple extraction turn into a blood bath with a huge amount of body count.

Another person who shined in this movie is the actor Rudhraksh Jaiswal, he gave a wonderful performance.
Kudos to the directing, I was impressed by first timer director Sam Hargrave who is known for collaborating with the Russo brothers as a stunt coordinator. For a first time director, you will be impressed on the way he handled this film from start to finish.
Extraction for me had everything needed to be a blockbuster and even though the streaming giants Netflix owns it, I can see potential for a second part of this movie coming to be.

It will be nice to see another extraction or mercenary work being done and to see Rudhraksh Jaiswal again.


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