Chris Hemsworth explains why ‘hardest stunt’ in Extraction 2 took months of rehearsal
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Chris Hemsworth has opened up about the 'hardest stunt' in his Netflix flick Extraction 2, explaining why it took 'months and months' to nail.
Hemsworth's Tyler Rake is finally back in the sequel to his 2020 action-thriller, and after just about managing to overcome his wounds from the last mission by the skin of his teeth, he and his team are ready for their next challenge.
This time Rake is faced with the task of 'saving the imprisoned family of a ruthless gangster', so it's safe to say we can expect a lot of shootouts, explosions and even a physical fight on the edge of a moving train.
The movie arrived on Netflix on 16 June, with the action-packed flick instantly shooting to the number one ranking on the streaming platform.
Following its impressive debut, Hemsworth thanked fans, writing: "The number 1 movie on @Netflix!! Let’s go! Appreciate everyone who’s watched and loved the film."
Now, the star is shedding more light on what went on behind the scenes of the thriller, explaining one particular sequence took a long time to get right.
Speaking to Extra at the movie's New York premiere, Hemsworth made it clear he was glad to be bringing Rake back to our screens, saying: “I loved the experience in the first film, and to have the opportunity we had based on the fan response and the enthusiasm to now make a sequel was fantastic."
The star was then asked about the hardest stunt in the flick, which he explained was a continuous 20-minute shot.
"The hardest stunt was… the one continuous shot that goes for about 20 minutes. There were 400 extras… Things were on fire, I was on fire, we had explosions, 5,000 moves of choreography… it was months and months of rehearsal," he said.
Okay, I'm tired even thinking about that...
"The risk and the intensity was at an all-time high, but the reward was something I never felt before,” he said, explaining he felt a huge sense of 'elation' after nailing the scene.
"What you get on screen is an authenticity, a grit and intensity that you can’t create on a green screen.”
While the movie has been raking in rave reviews from fans, some have pointed out a huge plot hole which is difficult to unsee when you spot it.
The unfortunate blunder takes place as Hemsworth's character throws open the door of a vehicle, ready to face enemies who clearly have no concerns about ending a human life.
Rake is being ruthlessly targeted by guns on a helicopter, so naturally the fearless mercenary looks for cover.
The vehicle he's in looks to be stocked with storage boxes which might be a good choice, but instead, Rake opts for something a little less solid.
It's a ladder. He chooses a ladder. You know, those steps with massive gaps between each level? Gaps which are definitely large enough to let a bullet pass through?
Yeah, not the smartest choice, Rake.
Extraction 2 is streaming on Netflix now.