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Netflix’s Action-Movie Arms Race – Vulture

Extraction director Sam Hargrave discusses the streamer’s ambitions with the genre, and how his ambiguous ending set up an inevitable Extraction 2. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

By the penultimate spasm of violence in Netflix’s original action-thriller Extraction, Chris Hemsworth — as a black-ops mercenary named Tyler Rake — has battled across Dhaka, Bangladesh, shooting drug dealers, stabbing corrupt cops, lobbing hand-grenades at surging army forces, and punching out bloodthirsty child thugs (“the Goonies from hell”). The film’s central narrative