The reactions to the last film Netflix, Rescue mission, have been varied. Chris Hemsworthits protagonist, has had to fight to impress the critics, a situation common among his former teammates in the movies of the Avengers from Marvel.
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Rescue mission he has allowed the actor the australian to step aside from his role as Thor and put on the skin of the mercenary Tyler Rake. However, critical to the production of Netflix have been less friendly than those accorded to the movies that Hemsworth starred for Marvel, why is this happening?
HARD ROAD TO THE AVENGERS
It remains to be seen if the public will have a reaction warmer to Rescue missionbut the lukewarm reception of the critics to the film points to a larger problem with the distribution of the Avengers out of Marvel. Few have had movies with commercial success and critical from that departed of their iconic characters as superheroes.
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“Dolittle” of Robert Downey Jr. it was a failure of critical and audience: we currently have a very low 15% in Rotten Tomatoesand the film made him lose a lot of money to Universal. The recent remake of “Ghost in the Shell” with Scarlett Johansson he was not much better. Even “Snowpiercer” of Chris Evanswho had a better performance at the level of criticism, not managed to the same in box office.
THE TALENT IS NOT THE PROBLEM
All of the aforementioned are great actors. The performance of Hemsworth in Rescue mission it is one of the pillars of the film, while Johansson it was nominated for an Oscar for “Story of a marriage”. For their part, the two-time Oscar-nominated Robert Downey Jr. it was already a Hollywood star long before Iron Man. Meanwhile, Chris Evans showed another facet in Knives Out and the friendly Spider Man Tom Holland shone in The Impossible 2012. Then, what happens?
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Stereotyping plays his game. Marvel makes box office hits solid, and Hemsworth it has become synonymous with Thor. The public, for its part, is not always willing to accept their superheroes in new roles. But this has happened always: the career screen Mark Hamill never got off the ground despite head Star Wars. Hamill played Luke Skywalker in six films spread over 42 years. For his part, Hemsworth appeared in seven films as Thor in a span of only eight years: the superhero has become part of their identity to the public.
MARVEL ENTERS INTO THE EQUATION
Marvel it is also a fundamental part of this reality. As Marvel it was growing and attracting more companies, a large part of the oxygen of the film industry went with them. The cinemas need films with large collections, which leaves ever less space for films of medium and low budget.
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To compound the problem, once you work for Marvel, it is very difficult to roll simultaneously, a film in another franchise: Men in Black International of Hemsworth and Dolittle Downey Jr. are the shows that being in a franchise successful is not guaranteed to form another.
By the necessity of expression, with big names also take roles in small productions, but they quickly go and come, as “Gifted” of Chris Evans and “The Judge” with Downey Jr. Now, this reality is leading to Avengers to move to the small screen: Evans now promoting his upcoming series on Apple TV, Defending Jacob.
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In conclusion, all of which interpreted the Avengers for Marvel they are great actors who deserve another type of papers that exploit even more their talent. Rescue mission it is good, but ultimately, Hemsworth has returned to make a súperhumano.
WILL THERE BE A SECOND PART OF “EXTRACTION”?
“We’re all going to wait to see how they react to the fans to the film. And on that basis, there have been discussions about different stories that could take place at different times, in both forward and backward in time,” he explained.
“We’re waiting to see what happens and see how it is the appetite for these characters and this movie. And then we will take our decision. But definitely there have been discussions about the extension of this world, for sure.”
Now, while many would expect the story to continue for Tyler Rake, the statements of the director-make it clear that it would be better to explore alternate histories or tell from the beginning how he got his fame this soldier.
Unfortunately, to make a trip to the past would have left a bit of drama to the adventures of the mercenary since everyone would know that he survived the same. In addition, there is the fact that he lived a raw depression in the future and (possibly) died after a cruel battle in one of his more recent missions.
Finally, it is necessary to remember that the story of the film is based on the graphic novel “City”, one that he wrote Ande Parks, Joe & Anthony Russo with the artist Fernando León González. The continuation of this novel could also be developed alongside another movie to expand the universe of Tyler Rake or even making a production complementary to give the content more variety to the franchise.
For now the fans just have to wait Netflix and the producers reach an agreement to their future plans, but it is more than sure that it will take some years to accomplish something considering the current context of the pandemic by the COVID-19.
ACTORS AND CHARACTERS OF “EXTRACTION”
- Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake
- Rudhraksh Jaiswal as Ovi Mahajan Jr.
- Randeep Hooda as Saju
- Golshifteh Farahani as Nik Khan
- Pankaj Tripathi as Ovi Mahajan Sr.
- Priyanshu Painyuli as Amir Asif
- David Harbour as Gaspar
- Adam Bessa as Yaz Khan
- Neha Mahajan as Neysa
- Sam Hargrave as Gaetan