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‘A problematic white savior flick’: Starved & desperate woke mobs target Netflix’s ‘Extraction’ starring Chris Hemsworth

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24.04.2020

The film –which stars Chris ‘Thor’ Hemsworth and is produced by ‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo– follows black market mercenary Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) fighting against the odds to extract the kidnapped son of a crime lord in Southeast Asia.

One look at the trailer and it’s pretty obvious the sort of B-action movie vibe the flick is going for. With a storyline that would have fit Schwarzenegger or Stallone a couple decades ago, the gritty feature is mostly interested in showing off Hemsworth’s physique and the stunt-coordinator-turned-director’s talent for action set-pieces. Critics, however, are already attempting to have a much deeper conversation about the film, one that has everything to do with the skin color of the film’s protagonist and nothing to do with the story.

Variety’s review slams the movie as “a white-savior version of ‘Man on Fire.’”

Screen Rant similarly says the film’s “regressive white savior elements” drag it down.

A positive Forbes review hilariously begins by acknowledging these same woke problems before heaping any praise on the film.

“Look, let’s get this out of the way. Yes, director Sam Hargrave and writer Joe Russo’s ‘Extraction,’ premiering on Netflix this Friday, is an arguably ‘problematic’ white savior flick,” the writeup reads.

First thing in the first review of EXTRACTION I read........

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