Streaming on Netflix
Rating: 2 / 5
Time: 1 hour, 57 minutes
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda
Chris Hemsworth – starrers are usually high on action. The Extraction is no exception. The action thriller has some good fight sequences, including a 12-minute action sequence that was shot continuously.
However, the rest of the movie disappoints with a predictable story line.
Set in India and Bangladesh, the movie features an Indian cast. The story unfolds with the kidnapping of the son of a Mumbai-based crime lord by a rival drug lord based in Dhaka. The boy, Ovi, is subsequently taken to Bangladesh from where a mercenary, Tyler (Chris Hemsworth), has been hired to extract him.
Things go wrong (as they usually do in a movie, otherwise where is the drama?) and carefully laid plans go waste. Tyler must improvise but there are complications as our hero carries a death wish, haunted by the death of his own son a few years ago. Will Ovi be saved? Will both Tyler and Ovi survive the extraction?
There is one particularly stomach-churning scene when Tyler and Ovi jump into a Dhaka sewage drain to escape the bad guys. With creepy crawlies on the walls and rats swimming in the drain, it was scarier than when our heroes were under fire.
In other news, the producers were in the process of making a sequel for The Extraction but the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have delayed it considerably.