Tyler Rake is bringing the summer movie season to the small screen. Netflix has released the final trailer for Extraction 2, the sequel to their 2020 action extravaganza. Produced by the Russo Brothers (and written by Joe Russo), Extraction 2 follows Australian mercenary Tyler Rake, fully recovered from his near-death at the end of the first film – or is he? – as he undertakes a new mission to rescue a woman and her child from a prison. Chris Hemsworth returns as Rake, with Golshifteh Farahani and Adam Bessa also back as his backup team; they’re joined by Olga Kurylenko, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Daniel Bernhardt, and Andro Jafaridze. Directed by Sam Hargraves, Extraction 2 will hit Netflix on June 16, 2023, and you can see the new trailer below:
As usual, they showed a little more than I’d have liked here. The last Extraction 2 trailer was perfect; it confined the footage to one scene, with some other quick clips at the end, and it told you everything you needed to know. But that’s never enough, and now we’ve seen a few kills and sequences I’d have rather discovered on my own. But it’s hard to be too mad because Extraction 2 continues to look amazing. I loved the first movie, and this one seems like it’s going to try to top it. That’s much easier said than done; Extraction was a hard-hitting movie filled with action and some fantastic camerawork. I love the look of the train sequence in the trailer, and you get the feeling that they’re constantly on the run. Chris Hemsworth is a perfect action hero; he makes you buy into his over-the-top feats of strength (like bouncing that guy off the exercise bike and through the window; I’m seriously mad I’m not watching this right now), and he’s so effortlessly charming that he’s easy to root for and sympathize with both during and in-between fights. I like that they’re questioning what made him survive his flirtation with death at the end (aside from proper writing). It makes sense; he wanted to die because he missed his family, and saving other families – the boy in the first one, the woman and child in this one – gives him a reason to live. Hemsworth deserves to be a big star, but I’ll settle for a new Extraction movie every couple of years.