I feel like action movies have a bit of a poor reputation in terms of the storyline they offer. Action movies can, on occasion, be so jam-packed with violence and explosions that they overshadow any evidence of human emotion, and I believe this is a major turn off for a lot of people.
I follow Chris Hemsworth on Instagram, and as of late he has been posting a lot about his most recent movie, Extraction. Blaine and I decided to watch it a few nights ago via Netflix, and I thought I would offer my opinion of it with all of you.
This film is a “2020 American action-thriller film directed by Sam Hargrave (in his feature debut) and written by Joe Russo, based on the graphic novel Ciudad by Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Fernando León González, and Eric Skillman. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi and David Harbour, and follows a black ops mercenary who must rescue an Indian drug lord’s kidnapped son in Dhaka, Bangladesh,” the film’s Wikipedia page explains.
Apparently, critics had and have mixed perceptions about this movie, with some praising it and others claiming it contains too much violence. It is without a doubt a very violent movie, but I don’t necessarily think the level of violence is excessive considering the scenario at hand.
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie because it doesn’t necessarily abide by elements commonly emphasized in the action movie genre. Yes, there is violence and killing and fighting and stunts and explosions, but there is also a notable presence of emotional trauma and human bonding between the characters, specifically Hemsworth and Ovi, the young boy he is attempting to rescue. I enjoyed this movie quite a bit, and I for one think it is absolutely worth watching.
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