Saturday, 25 April 2020

EXTRACTION, 25/04/20




A mercenary operating within the black market with nothing to lose, is hired to rescue an international crime bosses son. Within the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers however, an already deadly mission seemingly approaches the impossible.



Run Time

One hour, fifty seven minutes (1h, 57m)

Movie Rating


Age Rating

15 (Language / sexual references / Drug use / Violence)


Tyler Rake – Chris Hemsworth
Ovi Mahajan Jr – Rudhraksh Jaiswal
Saju – Randeep Hooda
Amir Asif – Priyanshu Painyuli
Nik Khan – Golshifteh Farahani
Ovi Mahajan Sr – Pankaj Tripathi
Farhad – Suraj Rikame
Gaspar – David Harbour
Yaz Khan – Adam Bessa
Colonel – Shataf Figar
Neysa – Neha Mahajan
Gaetan – Sam Hargrave

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news and impacting people’s lifestyles whilst in lock-down, people are still panic buying and the cinema remains closed, for good reason. Moving on again, the human trials for a possible vaccine in the UK has yielded no results as the world eagerly watches the malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, intended to help fight Coronavirus after studies by the FDA currently show no benefits. A van driver almost ran through road traffic cones after spotting them very late after looking up from his mobile phone. Yikes.

Review:  When I last saw Chris Hemsworth, he was Thor and boarding Benatar, heading out towards the stars with the Guardians of the Galaxy (Minus Gamora). He actually ended up in the underworld of weapons dealing and drug trafficking where he is a mercenary, but with a job to do and inadvertently builds a connection with the one he is extracting.

So during the lock-down, I was watching The Graham Norton Show where one of his guests was Chris Hemsworth. That was when I found out that Extraction was available on Netflix, and here we are. The mention of the twelve minute long sequence was enticing to watch and after doing so, brought back a similar experience in the movie 1917, even if for what felt like a fraction of the movie.

I thought I would struggle with Chris Hemsworth playing the role of a mercenary after watching Thor 3: Ragnarok, where the humorous segments were expanded, but he surprising pulled it off, barely. Some character development, for a mercenary with whom he is supposed to be extracting was a different experience personally. The movie won’t be for many, but would be enough for those seeking escapism for the situation currently gripping the outside world.

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