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Extraction Blu-ray Review

Extraction Blu-ray

About as fun as a tooth extraction.

10 years after the murder of his mother, Harry wants to be a CIA field agent like his father (Leonard). For the time being though, Harry is stuck working a desk job for the CIA. Things change, however, when Harry’s father becomes kidnapped by a terrorist group who has also stolen a powerful hacking device known as the Condor. Naturally, Harry wants to be the CIA agent tasked with retrieving his father and the Condor, but another agent (Victoria) gets the assignment. Unable to sit around, Harry goes rogue to find his father, but eventually, he teams up with Victoria to get the job done. As it turns out, Victoria and Harry have a romantic history together. What a forced and non surprising turn of events!

“Extraction” is one of those cheap movies with a cobbled together plot that tries to coast solely on stars with international appeal (in this case, Bruce Willis, Gina Carano and “Twilight” veteran Kellan Lutz). Nothing about the film is remotely interesting or innovative (not even the “plot twists”). It’s a strictly by-the-numbers action film that feels like a rejected episode of “24.” Sure, there’s a couple solid action pieces (namely the biker bar fight), but they’re not worth sitting through the movie for.

As for the performances, they’re pretty poor across the board. Once again, Bruce Willis walks through the role. Gina Carano (who shined in this week’s “Deadpool”) is sadly pretty stiff here, but she doesn’t have much to work with at all. Kellan Lutz fares the best here since his character has the most to do. He’s also the only one who seems to care about what he’s doing.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? The overused grainy and overexposed color style looks pretty blah even in hi-def. It really just masks the low production values.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The sound fares better thanks to a good DTS track.

Extras:
* Digital copy.
* 4 deleted/extended scenes.
* Lionsgate trailers and an “Extraction” trailer.
* Interviews with Steven C. Miller, Kellan Lutz, Gina Carano, D.B. Sweeney, Dan Blizerian, Joshua Mikel, and Brandon Cox.
* The 13 minute “The Making Of Extraction” contains the usual interviews, film clips, set footage, character and plot discussions, etc.
* A solid commentary by Steven C. Miller and Kellan Lutz.

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February 14, 2016 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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