The best action movie trailer of all time has been released
It is a truly jaw-dropping teaser.
A new trailer has hit the web for the Netflix action sequel Extraction 2 this week and it sure does look incredible.
The original was released in 2020 and starred Chris Hemsworth of Thor fame as Tyler Rake, an Australian black ops mercenary assigned a mission to save an Indian crime lord's kidnapped son in Dhaka in Bangladesh.
Written by Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame) and directed by stuntman Sam Hargrave, the movie received solid reviews and was a massive hit for the streaming service, being watched by 99 million households within the first four weeks of its release.
As such, Netflix green-lit a follow-up that will see Hemsworth back as Rake, who has been tasked with another deadly mission. This time, he must rescue the family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held.
Indeed, the official teaser trailer for Extraction 2 mostly consists of footage of what appears to be a riot in that jail. And what is amazing about the clip is that it plunges viewers without warning almost immediately into the brutal but beautifully coordinated action.
Through swirling long camera takes, we witness Rake fight numerous men using only his hands and feet and whatever weapons he can get a hold of (e.g. knives, grenades and in one moment, a riot shield). This is as chaos and explosions erupt around him, causing one of his fists to eventually catch on fire.
This is before we get to the trailer stinger. A snippet of another action sequence, here we see Rake in an unbroken camera shot shoot down a helicopter from a train via a mounted machine gun.
Along with Hemsworth, both Russo and Hargrave are back for Extraction 2 on writing and directing duties. Adam Bessa (Mosul) and Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson) will also reprise their roles from the first movie, with Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) joining the cast for the sequel.
Extraction 2 will premiere on Netflix on 16 June. You can check out the trailer below.
Earlier in the week, JOE wrote about the trailer for Greta Gerwig's Barbie in a separate article. Meanwhile, here are some of the other big teasers released in the world of movies and TV this week.
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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
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A Small Light
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It lands on the streamer on 20 April.
This TV reboot of the '80s hit erotic thriller film premieres on Paramount+ on 1 May.
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