Chris Hemsworth will return to Netflix next year for Extraction 2, a follow-up to the big-budget action extravaganza released in April. In a behind-the-scenes vignette shown at Netflix’s Tudum 2022 virtual event, Hemsworth and director Sam Hargrave talk about how they’re raising the stakes for the sequel.
Hargrave jokes that a sequel needs to have twice the action, so we get a close look at practical effects, including car explosions and stunt work. The centerpiece of this movie is an ambitious new one-shot, according to Hargrave, involving a helicopter landing on top of a moving train. The vignette is also narrated by Hemsworth, presenting a level of dramatic exposition you’d expect from the actor.
The first Extraction featured another memorable single-shot action sequence, lasting 12 minutes in total. Those sequences require a lot of planning and precise timing, but it was such a hit that Hargrave wants to outdo himself this time. The first movie reached 99 million households in its first month, making it one of the most popular Netflix movies of all time. The writer previously said that the upcoming film will be “very different” from the first.
Extraction stars Hemsworth as Tyler Rake, a mercenary with a knack for extracting kidnap victims. In GameSpot’s Extraction review, Dan Auty praised the action sequences but said the story was clichéd.
“With its comfortable formula and lavish action sequences, Extraction is another high-profile but ultimately average Netflix movie, notable more for big-name stars than overall quality (see also the recent 6 Underground and Spencer Confidential)” Authy wrote. “But with no competition in theaters from best movies, it should satisfy those looking for brilliant thrills. It may not be in the same league as the best John Wick or Jason Bourne movies, but right now it’s as close as we’re going to get.” be”. come up with a new action blockbuster”.
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