EXTRACTION 2 on Netflix is the sequel to the successful 2020 action thriller. It’s full speed ahead again, but Chris Hemsworth also brings a lot of emotion to the story. Read our full Extraction 2 movie review here!
EXTRACTION 2 is a new Netflix action thriller that really delivers on its genres. Chris Hemsworth is back in the lead role, just as he was in the successful original movie from 2020.
This time around, the story plays out in Georgia and Austria, whereas the first was in Bangladesh and India. Other than that, this sequel delivers the same amazing action scenes and intense pace. If you enjoyed the first movie, you should definitely enjoy this one as well.
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Continue reading our Extraction 2 movie review below. Find it on Netflix from June 16, 2023.
Chris Hemsworth in a dark place
We’ve grown accustomed to seeing Chris Hemsworth being charming and funny when he’s portraying Thor in various Marvel movies. However, as the mercenary Tyler Rake in these Extraction movies, he is very dark and brutal. And not smiling or funny.
It’s nice to see him portray this kind of character as well. In fact, for me, it almost hits harder because we’re used to seeing his smiling face so much. When Extraction 2 begins, Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) is in a very dark place. He almost died at the end of the first movie.
Actually, he has been clinically dead, so the first act of this sequel is about him finding his way back to life. And also, being quite bitter that anyone even bothered saving him.
His whole “get ready for a new mission”-montage is like an homage to Rocky Balboa’s training to meet Ivan Drago in Rocky IV (1985). I grew up watching Rocky movies. Especially the third and fourth have stuck with me, so trust me on this.
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Also back in Extraction 2 are the siblings Yaz and Nik Khan. They’re still portrayed by Adam Bessa and Golshifteh Farahani respectively. In fact, these two round out what becomes a deadly trio on the new mission.
While Adam Bessa does add some light comedy (and is very good at it), Golshifteh Farahani is a badass fighter. An amazing action star perfect for a movie like this. You may recognize her from the amazing zombie horror drama The Night Eats the World as well as Extraction.
From Asia to Europe
As already mentioned, the story in Extraction took place in Bangladesh and India, where especially Mumbai ended up playing a big role. This time around, the story moves to Europe. The extraction in this movie happens from a Georgian prison, so we’re in Eastern Europe.
The prison setting is as brutal as you’d expect. Also, I loved that the fights and escape (or extraction, if you will) in that prison setting happens in extremely long shots. It never lets up and is relentless in keeping you breathless.
Later, we move to Vienna in Austria. In these scenes, it’s the polished buildings that take over. And let me warn you; If you’re not good with heights, there are a few scenes that are bound to give you heart palpitations. Good lord, there’s a lot for altitude-challenged people.
Except for the new surroundings and a main character that needs to get back on his feet, we also have a whole new main villain. He’s a Georgian gangster, who is given a surprisingly strong and deep back story. I really liked that.
Portrayed by Tornike Gogrichiani who delivers a very strong performance. He’s absolutely a bad guy, but at least we get an idea of how he became one.
Will there be an Extraction 3 on Netflix?
The final scene of Extraction 2 definitely leads you to believe that an Extraction 3 is a very big possibility. The wonderful Idris Elba plays a key role in both this movie and leading the way into a third film.
Idris Elba (Luther: The Fallen Sun) isn’t in the movie much, but he still makes quite an impact. Doesn’t he always though?
In any case, the star of this action thriller universe, Chris Hemsworth, has stated that he’s taking a break from acting, so who knows. Would Extraction 3 without Chris Hemsworth even be relevant? Or should it be a spin-off instead maybe?!
We’ll just have to wait and see. Personally, I would love to see Chris Hemsworth in Extraction 3 in some way.
Watch Extraction 2 on Netflix!
The team behind Extraction 2 is exactly the same as with Extraction (2020). The director is Sam Hargrave, who had his feature film directing debut with the first movie. This is his second feature film. Also, he has a handful of short films under his belt.
Plus, he has done stunts in a lot of movies. Including the Avengers movies, Atomic Blonde, and even The Hunger Games. Basically, action-thriller is exactly what he knows best.
The Extraction movies are based on the graphic novel “Ciudad” by Ande Parks. Joe Russo and Anthony Russo came up with the story for the movie with the screenplay written by Joe Russo. The Russo brothers are best known for directing the last Avengers movies.
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Also, they tend to work with many of the Marvel actors. They recently made the Netflix movie The Gray Man co-starring Chris Evans in a role very much the opposite of Captain America.
In my book, the brothers are a guarantee for amazing action thrillers. So, if you want to watch a crazy and wild action movie with intense thriller elements, then Extraction 2 on Netflix is perfect for you. Enjoy!
Extraction 2 is out on Netflix globally on June 16, 2023.
Director: Sam Hargrave
Script: Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Tornike Gogrichiani, Tornike Bziava, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Olga Kurylenko
Back from the brink of death, highly skilled commando Tyler Rake takes on another dangerous mission: saving the imprisoned family of a ruthless gangster.