Netflix continues cranking out action films with some of Hollywood's elite. The latest film Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth, hits the service later this month.
Release Date: April 24, 2020
Plot Synopsis: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary who embarks on the deadliest mission of his career when he’s enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime lord. Directed by Sam Hargrave, this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller is produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, the visionary directors of Avengers: Endgame. 1st Impression: Netflix's recent action film releases are a throwback to action films of the '90s (albeit with more mainstream actors and actresses and substantially higher budgets) yet enough mindless action and passable stories to make them worth a watch. The latest film hitting the streaming service is Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth and produced by Joe & Anthony Russo who last worked with Hemsworth on Avengers: Endgame. Hemsworth now joins Ryan Reynolds and Mark Wahlberg as stars who have planted their flag in the streaming giant's growing action film category.
This film has a Man on Fire vibe with Hemsworth's black market mercenary Tyler Rake having a crisis of conscience while rescuing the son of an international criminal. These elements mirror Denzel Washington's internal conflict when he had to rescue a kidnapped Lupita Ramos (Dakota Fanning) whose father was a lot more than he seemed. Will Extraction have some of the same twists Man on Fire had? I feel it might, especially when the extraction of the kidnapped boy does not go according to plan. Hemsworth does well in action films and has the chops to play a tortured hero. Will it be on par with Denzel's performance? That remains to be seen, but overall Extraction looks like a solid film worth checking out based on the trailer. Considering many of us are in lockdown the film will make for a solid distraction.
What is your first impression of Extraction's trailer? Will you be checking it on April 24th when it debuts on Netflix? Let us know in the comments and/or on social media.