‘Extraction 2’ Review: A Bigger, Better And More Brutal Sequel

'Extraction 2' is a worthy action-packed sequel with explosive action and a great returning cast, though it gets caught up in the rush of it all.

Chris Hemsworth is BACK as Tyler Rake. Though it’s been tree years since Extraction, the first movie was not remarkable, at least for me. The plot may have been forgettable and, to be honest, I forgot about every thing about the original film, but I do remember thinking that he was a dead man by the end of the movie. However, things have taken a change here and this time, the mission gets more personal. It’s still great to know Rake is alive and is still going head-on in Extraction 2.

EXTRACTION 2 - Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake. Cr: Jasin Boland/Netflix © 2023

After everything that happened in the first movie, Tyler decided to retire but it doesn’t take very long until a new job shows up. This time, the sister of his ex-wife is in danger since her husband kidnapped her and her son and Tyler has been sent to extract and save them.

It’s pretty hard to talk about this movie without spoiling it to you but let’s go straight to the first act, which is simply amazing an VERY action-packed. The first act presents us explosive action in the scene with the prison, the well-known “14-minute one take action scene.” Overall, every action scene in this movie is INDEED fire and when I say that, I really mean it.

I don’t remember a lot of stuff from Extraction, but for sure Adam Bessa (Yaz) and Golshifteh Frahani (Nik) have a way better role in this sequel; both of them are great and important characters that helped the story move. Tinatin Dalakishvili (Ketevan) is the wife of the husband and she finally accomplishes what she wanted to: kill him. This is not a spoiler considering the villain of the movie is his brother, who wants revenge. Tornike Gogrichiani (Zurab) wants revenge for Tyler, who killed his brother, and he won’t give up until he sees that man dead. It’s very good to see that every single action scene works in addition with the CGI, which was perfect in every way.

However, the movie also has its weak points. The second act of the movie was pretty good with great action sequences that kept getting better and better. In a way, these parts gave me real John Wick vibes! Chris Hemsworth did a great job as Rake, and in my opinion, this movie is indeed better than its predecessor. My biggest issue was the third act, which felt very rushed and easy to resolve despite everything the movie was building up to. That’s what affected me the most, but this doesn’t change the fact that it was indeed a fun action flick.

Extraction 2. (L to R) Levan Saginashvili as Vakhtang, George Lasha as Sergo, Tornike Gogrichiani as Zurab and Daniel Bernhardt as Konstantine in Extraction 2. Cr. Larry Horricks/Netflix © 2023

Overall, Extraction 2 is a worthy action-packed sequel. It’s bigger, better and more brutal than its predecessor. It grabs everything that worked in the first movie and multiplies it, making this a fun and enjoyable action flick. However, the third act was not as good as expected and a huge downgrade compared to the first two acts. Nonetheless, this film still a worthy movie and a great option for a Friday movie night.


Extraction 2 releases on Netflix on June 16.

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