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Review Extraction (2020): Kickass action film!

genre: action, thriller, bullet ballet, gun fu,




Extraction is produced by the same people who gave us Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Cival WarAvengers; Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. These are all incredibly spectacular action adventures. Extraction might be smaller scale wise the action definitely is spectacular. 

Producer Joe Russo also has based this film on the graphic novel Ciudad written by himself, Ande Parks, Anthony Russo, Fernando Leon Gonzalez, and Eric Skillman. I am going to assume that Joe Russo of all people has done his best to adapt this story accurately. I do know that Ciudad is set in Paraguaya and that they have changed this. Now it's set in Dhaka in Bangladesh. Not sure why, but I again I am going to assume that the setting is similar. Dhaka certainly looks like a place anything could happen. Especially being a stage for criminal drug lords exercising their power. 

This film starts with the introduction to Ovi Mahajan Jr. He seems like your normal teenager who doesn't have a mother any more. His father is absent also. The caretaker, Saju, is very strict to him. Later turns out why that is. Apparently Ovi is the the son of Indian crime lord Ovi Mahajan Sr who is imprisoned and has tasked Saju to watch over Ovi like a hawk because of the enemies that could harm him. Of course Ovi being a teen doesn't understand all of this and escapes his house to have some fun. It's at this moment disaster strikes and he gets kidnapped. Enter Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), a mercenary. put on the case to bring the boy back. I won't go into who or why but his motivation is that little plot to make the action incredibly tense and compelling. For me that is all that is needed to make you root for him and Ovi. All those people complaining about lack of plot or wanting more intrigue should shut up. The action is so intense and choreographed so well which will make you forget all of the film's shortcomings. Especially if you just want a kickass action film. Besides the acting is good. The whole cast do superb job of convincing you this super dark and scary world exists.

Exctraction is the ideal film for Netflix. It's one you can get into very easily and enjoy as it is intended. Definitely not one you will get mad about since it doesn't disappoint which is not something i can say of El Hoyo which I saw after. A must watch for action fans. And even non action fans will be able to enjoy it. 






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