Review: Netflix’s Extraction (Action/ Thriller)
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, David Harbour, Randeep Hooda, Manoj Bajpai, Derek Luke
Director: Sam Hargrave
Netflix elevates streaming content with action packed thriller ‘Extraction’
Blockbuster movies are taking streaming to next level. Extraction, Netflix’s big budgeted house produced summer movie, is a perfect example how Hollywood produced movies shift to streaming sites for digital audience share. Extraction is an action packed “Bourne Identity” type thriller. It features no less The Avenger’s Chris Hemsworth, playing this messed up mercinary extracting the kidnapped son of this notorious Indian druglord. Extraction provides a breather from Asianovelas. Shot in Bangladesh, Netfliix’s action film seem more a baking gaming plotting. It is a rescue mission operation gone sour, elaborating with trailing character misfits. Hemsworth carries film’s lording phasing with intensity. Bangladesh’s eroding slums, crime riddled city streets provides an excellent backdrop for a die hard military operation. Produced by the same people behind the Avengers Infinity War series, Extraction shakes up with familiar Avenger’s plotting tone. It ia welcome storyline chemistry shaping out with only one formulaic character carrying film to its glorious ending. It cuts through familiar cut throat politics talk, limiting Extraction’s action packed premise on the city battleground. Shooting Extraction with an in your face set up, which tremendous amount of character foreplay, is no easy task for Hemsworth. But Australian actor’s Thor type wit, lengthy grasp of character did play up setting film’s demanding character premise. It matches with local Bangladesh talent pool, which makes a chunk of Extraction’s reaping character based storyline foothold. Film’s fight scenes are extraordinary, something Hemsworth did time delivering with a grand mixed martial arts blow. Street car chase scenes for Extraction is equally spectacular, casting thousands to put on a realistic action packed street scene. There is less dialogue for Hemsworth, including monologues for film’s less than stellar Bangladesh casting, keeping film and actor’s mumbling dialogue spew to acceptable level. While there is a need to explain Hemsworth’s character’s sentimental angst, setting relationship with Indian boy’s challenging extraction, Extraction could have simply escalated action premise with levelling intensity. However daytime TV drama sounding that may seem, Extraction managed to make up for conflict time with lengthy bridge battle. Extraction, with its stylish Hollywood digital camera works, is a welcome action packed weekend watch for anyone seeking alternative to daytime Korean drama.