“Extraction 2” Review Round-Up: Chris Hemsworth-led Action Film Punches Even Harder in Sequel

If you’re looking to extract someone from an impossibly dangerous situation against seemingly insurmountable odds, then Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is your man. The name says it all. Rake will sweep all obstacles out of his way, including his own demise—the end of the first Extraction toyed with the idea he was dead, but savvy viewers knew better—to pluck whoever you need from harm’s way. So now that Rake is back in Extraction 2 with a new mission to rescue the beleaguered family of a brutal Georgian gangster from a prison, no less, do Hemsworth, director Sam Hargrave, and their team deliver the goods?

The critics are mostly in agreement that, yes, they do. They deliver those goods with their fists on fire, in fact. Extraction 2 was always going to have to take the formidable action set-pieces and breathless action of the original and find a way to kick it up a notch. It’s the same challenge that faces all action franchises; whether it’s a Mission: Impossible or John Wick or Fast & Furious film, the rule is that the new film must be even crazier than the last, and Extraction 2 passes that test and then some.

With the film streaming on Netflix on June 16, we’ve extracted a few quick hits from the critics to help to prepare you for your mission—should you choose to accept it.

For more on Extraction 2, check out these stories:

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Chris Hemsworth is Back as Tyler Rake in Thrilling “Extraction 2” Trailer

Chris Hemsworth Teases Intense “Extraction 2” Action Scene

Chris Hemsworth Shares “Extraction 2” Update Including Insane Helicopter Stunt

Featured image: Extraction 2. Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. Cr. Jasin Boland/Netflix © 2023


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