Extraction on Netflix is pretty wild. In general when I – or anyone else for that matter – sees that a film is a Netflix Original, my first reaction is ‘pffftt’.
Nonetheless, I was listening to The Weekly Planet Podcast and they were talking about the film and I felt like I needed to watch it to understand what was going on. I paused the podcast, watched the two hour film and then resumed the podcast. The joys of lockdown, eh?
It’s good. I genuinely enjoyed Extraction. The action was great, but not in a wanky Expendables way, the story was compelling and didn’t try too hard to be something it wasn’t, the acting was pretty excellent and the setting was fresh and rich. It’s better than John Wick.
With all of that in mind, it’s probably just because of gorgeous Chris Hemsworth that Extraction is set to have the biggest Netflix film premiere, as well as the fact that no-one can actually go out to watch any films.
With the action film that unsurprisingly centres around an extraction coming out on the 24th of April, it is estimated to be watched by a very large 90 million households within its first four weeks. To put that into context, if I had one pound for every household that’s estimated to have watched Extraction, I’d have £90 million. That’s more than I have now.
Celebrating the success of his film, Chris Hemsworth took to Instagram with a picture of his terribly named character, Tyler Rake, which was captioned:
“Tyler Rake is kicking ass. EXTRACTION is well on its way to becoming the biggest-ever film premier on Netflix – with an estimated 90 million households getting in on the action in the first 4 weeks. Thanks to everyone who watched so far!“
The 36-year-old actor added:
“We are absolutely blown away by the response this film has been getting! If you haven’t seen it yet, get on to @Netflix and check it out!“
I already have, Chris. Christ almighty.
Extraction follows Chris Hemsworth’s Tyler Rake who’s a black market mercenary, hired by an imprisoned international crime lord in India to save his kidnapped son from another crime lord. It’s a very watchable film. The two hours flies by. Genuinely. I struggle sounding sincere but really, it’s worth watching Extraction.
I’m yet to watch Dolemite Is My Name and I’ve never seen Breaking Bad so El Camino passed me by, but at this point I would be pretty confident in saying that Extraction is the best Netflix Original film yet, along with the very good The King.
Not saying much, I know, but there you have it.
Images via Netflix