The Extraction (April 2020) Movie Review
The Extraction (2020 Movie)
Plot: A black-market mercenary who has nothing to lose is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible.
Running time: 1h 57m
Available on: Netflix
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Randeep Hooda
Initial release: 24 April 2020
Director: Sam Hargrave (feature debut)
Based on: Ciudad; by Ande Parks; Joe Russo; Fernando León González
The movie includes purely action sequences like car chasing in congested areas of Dhaka, fighting with cops, escaping from the guards etc. with very limited story line. Based upon rural areas of Dhaka,it shows the effective power of drug lord on the country's security forces, child labour including training them with varieties of heavy weapons from very young age to be extremist. From here on,someone attacks, someone counterattacks, someone monitors, and someone plans.
The film includes continuous shots during the fight sequences which are highly enjoyable. Director Sam Hargrave has really gone out of the way to capture some shots we haven’t seen on this scale in a long time. The one-take battle sequences are the highlight of the movie for me. Blood spurts and explosions are well executed in the film.
Hemsworth has found his genre in action through this film. Hemsworth was outstanding at action sequences and dialogue delivering. The boy(Rudhrash) was equally good in screen but Randep Hooda as Saju was exceptional. His dedication towards the whole screenplay was fabulous - he hardly has left any fault to criticize.
Pankaj Tripathi and Priyanshu Painyuli get little to do.
Newton Thomson Nigel’s camera work amazes you by capturing the streets of Bangladesh stunningly including the stunt scenes. The camerawork is the most impressive especially the continuous shots during the fight sequences.
While the action sequences are too great to criticize, the film's storyline seems to bland lacking the opportunity for character's development.
Hemsworth justified his character elegantly and played it very well but details about the character are so vague, missing the trigger for the audiences to fully sympathize with the characters' story. After an hour or so, the fighting continues and you seem to know what to expect.
However, the film's ending will left you in wonder.
While this film may seem to lack in the plot and character development for me, this is a sure-fire treat for all the action movies lovers out there.
The Extraction is tightly packed from the very beginning and keeps you hooked to the screen with its well-choreographed action sequences, a heart-thudding background score, brilliant camera work, and amazing performances by the actors.
Grab some snacks and prepare yourself for a thrill-a-minute as you watch the movie.
© 2020 Krishna