Where can you watch Extraction 2 in the UAE?
Extraction 2 is now streaming on Netflix in the UAE. If you don’t have one, you can create an account to watch this movie and other shows on Netflix. Unfortunately, Netflix does not offer any free trials.
Extraction 2 review
- Exciting action sequences.
- A bazooka in Vienna
- Chris Hemsworth
- Decent performances
- Nonsensical plot
- Clumsily tries to broach serious topics
The follow-up to the 2020 highly successful action flick, Extraction, just landed on Netflix. Also written by Joe Russo and directed by Sam Hargrave, the second instalment follows the mercenary commando Tyler Rake (played by a returning Chris Hemsworth) on yet another explosive black ops mission. Other returning cast members include Adam Bessa and Golshifteh Farahani as the two badass mercenary siblings, Yaz and Nik Khan.
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Last we saw Tyler Rake, he fell to his death off a bridge in Dhaka after successfully getting a young Ovi (Rudhraksh Jaiswal) to safety. A group of locals rescued him, and his team arranged for his transfer to a hospital in Dubai. After months in a coma and a few physiotherapy sessions, Tyler decides to retire from mercenary life to a quaint cottage in the Austrian mountains. He even buys a few pet chickens to keep his dog company.
Unfortunately, Tyler doesn’t get the chance to enjoy his blissful retirement for long. A stranger named Alcott (a cameo by Idris Elba) visits him with a request from Tyler’s estranged ex-wife, Mia. It seems Mia’s sister, Ketevan (Tinatin Dalakishvili), and her two children are locked inside a Georgian prison. Ketevan’s crime lord husband, Sergo (George Lasha), pulled some strings to have his family locked up with him as he was worried about getting lonely while serving his sentence.
Rescuing Ketevan and her two kids brings about some complications. Specifically, Sergo’s all-too-loyal brother, Zurab (Tornike Gogrichiani), who’s not too happy when people fall out of line and disrespect his Godly crime empire. What follows is a string of non-stop violence and explosions, and at one point, there’s even a bazooka shot in the centre of Vienna.
Suspension of disbelief is a must
Extraction 2 is a lot of fun to watch as long as you’re willing to completely suspend your disbelief. Most of the plot makes little sense, the dialogue is silly, and it’s hard to take any dramatic moments seriously. But this isn’t a serious movie, nor does it pretend to be.
The non-stop action sequences are brilliant. We get an unlimited supply of fearless bad guys constantly attacking Hemsworth’s character one by one- of course. They’re evil, not rude. The villain also has access to an endless supply of helicopters. And no one hesitates to shoot up a luxury hotel in broad daylight, with a bazooka, no less. It’s the type of fun escapism action movies should offer.
As for the performances, they’re as good as expected. Hemsworth, in particular, is an excellent action hero. The villain is two-dimensional, but Gogrichiani is very convincing as the deranged crime lord who makes it his life’s mission to destroy our hero.
It’s slightly annoying how the entire second half only happens because of one moody teenager. And there are some attempts at touching on heavier topics like domestic violence and losing a loved one, but it’s hard to take any of it seriously coming from this movie.
Overall, Extraction 2 is as fun to watch as the first instalment. And judging by the open-ended ending, let’s hope this is just the beginning of the Tyler Rake franchise.
What are the other critics saying about Extraction 2?
JoBlo Originals thinks Extraction 2 is a thrilling and emotionally-driven action movie with impressive stunts, a captivating plot, and the potential to become a successful film series.
Angry Movie Review is of the opinion that Extraction 2 is an action-packed movie with intense action scenes, but it lacks a strong plot and character development.
Austin Burke found Extraction 2 a thrilling and action-packed sequel that surpasses expectations, with impressive fight choreography and a focus on family dynamics.
Extraction is now streaming on Netflix. It is Directed by Sam Hargrave and Stars Chris Hemsworth, Adam Bessa and Golshifteh Farahani
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