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EXTRACTION Review — A Wild Ride Almost at the JOHN WICK Level

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Extraction Review — Film Critic Collin Pelton says the Chris Hemsworth starrer is “is cinematically beautiful, with a narrative about courage and masked bravery.”

Extraction reviewThis is you, standing in the proverbial and virtual line of Netflix contemplating your next piece of content, looking at the people getting off the ride (show) you’re considering.

This is me, one of those people getting off the ride, the color coming back to my face, with watering eyes from emotional exhaustion, as I attempt to explain the ride known as Extraction.

Written by Joe Russo, produced by Chris Hemsworth, and directed by Sam Hargrave, this story runs at a pace that matches well with a pot of coffee, or 4-pack of Red Bull, by reaching into the adrenal glands and milking high octane into the bloodstream. It does this while chasing Tyler Rake (Hemsworth), attempting to extract a controversial asset. through a hostile Bangladesh city run by a smooth criminal drug lord, portrayed by the slick Priyanshu Painyuli.  It is akin to sending John Wick on a rescue mission..

Hemsworth is a joy to watch in practically any film he does. I like the fact that his body and general attractiveness take a backseat to the story, emphasizing his character’s capability over Hemsworth’s leading man status. It appears the Russo Brothers’ exposure to the superstar finally allow him to just be a great actor, and portray a believable human in a fast paced story.

About the pacing… Hats off to Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel. The film is so seamlessly blended there are times when it becomes a challenge to detect transitions, or whether or not a really complicated long take was used. Cinematography can be so perfect, viewers just get lost in the story. But sometimes cinematography choices are so bold and beautiful, that they can still stand out to the appreciative eye, and challenge the next generation of filmmaker to come up with something new and different.

Sigel’s choices, along with those of director Hargrave, mark a clear comfort with extreme action given their background in action movies and Marvel content. During one sequence, the camera angles shift to the most personal perspective, intimately close with the main characters as they traverse a maze of complications and close range small arms combat and city navigation, car chases, and fight sequences. They strike a chord, reminding you of everything you love about the John Wick movies and Captain America: Winter Soldier, arguably one of the best Marvel movies.

This film is cinematically beautiful, with a narrative about courage and masked bravery. There are some story choices that border on unnecessary, but they’re about the only things that prevent it reaching John Wick-level, an unhindered 10 out of 10.If this Extraction review makes you want to run to the nearest screen and watch, find it on Netflix.

Extraction Review  — Film Critic Collin Pelton says the Chris Hemsworth starrer is “is cinematically beautiful, with a narrative about courage and masked bravery.”

 

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