A new action thriller starring Chris Hemsworth has just been released on Netflix, and judging by the reaction on social media, it should allow quality viewing over the weekend.
Extraction follows mercenary Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) on his mission to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.
The film sees Hemsworth partner again with Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo – the first who wrote the screenplay and both serving as producers – and also stars David Harbor of Strange things Fame.
It is too early to say how well the film will be received by the general public, but the initial response has been very positive:
#Extraction is the most action-packed entertaining film of the year. It’s explosive and well directed. The action scenes keep coming and Chris Hemsworth is excellent in his role! The action scenes reminded me of John Wick and it’s a good thing! pic.twitter.com/VlbZsyhdvk
– JustinWatchesMovies (@JWatchesMovies) April 22, 2020
For the sake of balance, it should be noted that the critics’ reviews have not been so universally positive. Indeed, this is probably not the movie for you if the action is not really your cup of tea.
It reads: “With its comfortable formula and sumptuous action sequences, Extraction is another high profile but ultimately average Netflix film, remarkable more for big stars than its overall quality (see also the recent 6 Underground and Spencer Confidential). But without competition in the best movie theaters, it should satisfy those looking for thrills on glossy paper. ”
That said, if action is really your thing, then the general consensus is that you’re in for a treat.
Earlier this year, LADbible caught up with the man behind Hutsworth’s longtime stunt double Bobby Holland Hanton.
As you would expect, when your job is to be thrown out of buildings and hit by cars, Bobby has suffered serious injuries during his career.
Just over 10 months ago, he had to have major surgery to repair herniated discs in his back, and before that, he ripped his groin muscles from the bone shot Thor: Ragnarok.
Bobby said, “If he [Hemsworth] gets injured, the whole show falls, so I have to be very careful and have a relationship with the stunt coordinator and the secondary director and say “It’s not really a Chris thing.” I can be replaced but Chris can’t, that’s the difference.
“The nature of what we do is dangerous, but what we try to do is eliminate as much danger as possible over time and repetitions. SSometimes you have to remove the rugs and take a hard hit. It’s just an integral part of what we to do and we know these risks. ”