Extraction 2–Hemsworth’s atomic blond is back in Netflix action sequel

In the first trailer for the new Netflix action drama Extraction 2, we learn something big: Chris Hemsworth’s character Tyler Rake survived that death scene at the end of ExtractionThat’s a good thing, because his ex-soldier turned mercenary with nothing left to live for looks even bigger and badder in the first trailer for the sequel to what was Netflix’s most watched movie, a film that got millions through their first weeks locked inside during the pandemic.  Returning with Hemsworth is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Golshifteh Farahani as a member of the mercenary team and Rudhraksh Jaiswal, the kidnapped boy in the first film.

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This is a role you might have seen played years ago by a young Liam Neeson, and we’ve seen Jeremy Renner and Mark Wahlberg in this space several times before.  But somehow Hemsworth just does it better.  Full of action and hand-to-hand battles that showcase his (and his stuntmen’s) skills much like Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde, like Atomic Blonde, Extraction 2′s characters come from a graphic novel.  Ande Parks wrote the story in graphic novel form as Ciudad, with the film producers of the film, Avengers: Endgame’s Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, and screenplay by Joe Russo.  The tempo and beats have a bit of a Taken vibe, mixed with some good save-the-kid moments from The Transporter series, and the dramatic edge of The Foreigner. 


The original graphic novel was billed as “hyper-violent,” and some of that played through in the first film (reviewed here at borg).  Returning to direct is stunt coordinator-turned-director Sam Hargrave, and Greg Baldi (The Gray Man, John Wick 3) steps in with cinematography for the original movie’s Newton Thomas Sigel.

Look for Extraction 2, only on Netflix, coming June 16, 2023.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg


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