Extraction tells the fictional story of a black ops mercenary who specializes in, well extraction. He can get anyone out of anywhere, but when he’s tasked with rescuing a young kid from terrorists, it gets bad.
The story isn’t exactly novel, it has some melodrama pitfalls and a few standard action movie cliches. While the story does unfortunately hit some of those notes, it executes them with more confidence than most movies. Taking a much more violent and mature approach, sort of like John Wick meets Black Hawk Down.
Before we move on to Hemsworth, I seriously cannot say how well paced and choreographed the action is. If you thought that movies like John Wick or Mission Impossible could not be outdone, you might be surprised.
Now, going backwards, Hemsworth really excels in this movie. Honestly, if you thought he did well in movies like Heart of the Sea or Ragnarok, he is amazing here. Electric, convincing and dramatic. This is Hemsworth at his best portrayal so far! Cannot praise him enough.
If you really wanted an action itch and were tired of rewatching John Wick 2 and Mission Impossible Fallout… Well, I don’t know how you could get tired of those, but Extraction is a fantastic addition to the action genre!
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