Extraction 2 Gets An R-Rating For “Strong & Bloody Violence”


The Motion Picture Association has granted Extraction 2, starring Chris Hemsworth, an R-Rating for its “strong and bloody violence”. Under the direction of Sam Hargrave and the writing of Joe Russo, the sequel of the 2020 mercenary for hire movie brings its lead character Tyler Rake back with more intense action.

Judging by the trailer alone, viewers get the feeling that the upcoming movie is more brutal than the first. It also confirms that Rake survived. Furthermore, he is back in the field just months after being declared clinically dead.

You know what they say about what doesn’t kill you. In the sequel’s case, what doesn’t kill its lead only makes him more bloody ruthless.

As the first movie tackled Rake’s loss of his son, where he couldn’t even find the courage to be with the child until his last moments, he seems bent on punishing himself more with the decision to get back in the field of danger. What exactly was it that gave him the strength to fight for his life in the last moments of the first movie?

Is it possible that he fought to survive in order to feel pain? The trailer for Extraction 2 shows him to be in optimal form in the structure where he is bent on keeping his person of interest safe. With the mission to take her or them out of the premises and into better safety, Rake subjects himself to further beating yet serves up solid punches himself.

Extraction 2 Is Rated R More Brutal Than The First

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Movie Web points out that Extraction 2 got an R rating indicating that the sequel seems to be fulfilling the director’s promise. Hargrave has said:

It’s an escape mission. But it’s bigger, badder, more deadly, and more dangerous than anything we’ve seen Rake go through.

Hemsworth trained and subjected himself to a routine that made him look more intimidating. In terms of the action made throughout the sequel, the actor said:

We sort of went for the moon. In a very crowded world of action, I think we did something that’s very unique.

As many know, Joe Russo of the Russo Brothers wrote the first movie, which Hargrave also directed. Returning for the sequel means they have taken to up the ante quite seriously. Russo is neither new to working with a known MCU actor. In fact, he has directed the original Avengers through the epic Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

If you still didn’t know that, well, where have you been? His team-up with Hargrave wasn’t also the first at Extraction. Hargrave has also built his name by overseeing stunts for tens and tens of projects for television and movies. He and Joe Russo go back in 2006 for the television series What About Brian.

Hargrave then proceeded to harness his skill behind the camera and progressed into becoming a second unit director or assistant director for 2016 Suicide Squad, The Accountant, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, 7 episodes of The Mandalorian and yes, for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Extraction 2 Is Rated R Badder And Bloodier


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Now as director, Hargrave has two other projects coming up after Extraction 2. The television series from Apple Studios, The Last Frontie, also promises highly action-packed episodes starring Jason Clarke. And Prime Universe Productions and Studio 8’s Prophet, which will also feature a comic book character starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

The director and writer have high hopes that this series will bring forth a new set of expansion, spin-offs or sequel projects within the world of Rake. These are reportedly in development as we speak.

The sequel to Extraction aims to achieve records that live up to the first movie. The movie is based on the graphic novel Ciudad by Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Fernando León González, and Eric Skillman. This time Rake needs to rescue an entire family by breaking into a prison and taking them to safety.

Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Daniel Bernhardt, and Tinatin Dalakishvili among others, join Hemsworth in Extraction 2.  The sequel will stream on Netflix on June 16, 2023.

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