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Review: Extraction (2015) … Another Turd From Willis

extractionIt’s Christmas, so you’ll probably have better things to do than endure this vomit.  I know I have better things to do, so once again I’m kind of falling on the VOD turd grenade to save ManlyMovie readers some time.  I wasted over 80 minutes of my morning here.  How did I endure it?  By making a mental note of the hilarious plot holes, faults and lapses of logic and by attempting to count how many minutes Bruce Willis actually appears in the movie. Extraction may be a new low for the star of Die Hard.

The movie opens with Bruce Willis’ CIA Agent Leonard Turner getting himself out of a jam with some turrists, which leads to retaliation with Willis’ wife being murdered and his son escaping with his life.  Ten years later, Kellen Lutz, playing Turner Junior, wants to become a CIA Field Agent like his daddy.  But when Willis gets kidnapped again while in pursuit of ‘The Condor’, a Skynet-esque weapon that will destroy all of our electronics, Lutz must go on the hunt to find Mr. Willis – we’re also on the lookout for him, where is he anyway?  The clock is ticking, ‘The Condor’ will go live in 24 hours.  Oh, and breeze block Gina Carano is dragged along too.

The film is listed as 83 minutes.  However the corner cutting narrows the actual run time down to 75 minutes, making it one of the shortest movies I’ve ever seen.  This is handled with an animated credits intro sequence deliberately extended to about three minutes, and the film ending quite early with a very long end credits scene. Bruce Willis is also on the cover, yet appears in the movie for around 7-9 minutes.  And apart from one 30 second scene at a grave site, the entirety of his stuff was clearly filmed inside a single warehouse.  Willis also looks downright angry to be in this movie.  Sullen.  Aggrieved.  It’s getting worse man, his ‘acting’ in these DTV cameo con jobs.

The film is also laden with toe curling amateur hour annoyances.  I’ll give you an example, Gina Carano raises her handgun and points it at a man.  The old canned ‘cocking noise’ can be heard despite the gun she’s holding being hammerless and her fingers not moving at all.  Apparently guns cock themselves now simply by raising them through the air.  It reminds me on those terrible Paul W.S. Anderson movies, where blades make ‘schlinging’ noises simply by waving them about.  Gina Carano also does not belong in front of a camera, she’s painfully aware of the camera’s presence and her line delivery is excruciating.

The film also has action sequences with baffling editing and a ‘lazy’ camera.  I’m once again frustrated by a hack trying to ‘disorientate’ his viewers for effect. Did I also mention that certain parts of the movie have this greenish-yellow hue?  While the director may have thought that in doing that, he was making it look edgy and cool, the end result looks like someone pissed on the film reel.  Someone with real contempt for the whole ordeal.

Bruce?  Was that you?

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  • jim

    On IMDB it looks like Willis has a whole lorry load of these things coming down the pipe.They’re just piling up.His career is starting to look like a blocked toilet.I’m convinced there’s something wrong with him.He’s like a zombie.Some quack doctor must be dosing him with Lithium..It’s not a new issue either or a sign of a fading star upset at going VOD. I sat through RED 2 on tv the other night for the first time and sorta enjoyed it more than I should have but Willis is a zombie in that one too and you can see all these terrific actors trying to cover for him.Every scene with Bruce in it dies. He’s like the kiss of death even in a more professionally assembled movie. Convinced there’s something wrong with him.Even if he got a good movie now he wouldn’t know what to do with it.

    • The Night Rider

      Think of the interest alone Willis’ bank accounts must generate. Why is he doing this?

      • Mucho Macho

        I have another theory on Willis ..hear me out
        In the movie “The Last Starfighter” a kid who did awesome on a arcade game gets recruited by Beings from outer space to help fight evil forces.
        In order to make up for his absence on earth they leave a droid that takes the form of the protagonist so nobody on earth gets suspicious.
        Like him… I think maybe Willis was recruited by some intergalactic special forces to fight evil and they have left a droid on earth that looks like Bruce Willis but doesn’t have the chip that allows him to pick good movies, he’s not program that way.. so the Droid does mostly shit movies.
        I genuinely , honestly think I’m onto something

    • Mucho Macho

      I actually like the “Red” movies & in those movies he is sort of trying or at least doesn’t look that miserable.
      The sad thing about the human formerly known as Bruce Willis is that he actually does not need to do this , he’s actually in demand and can do bigger and better movies, he’s just going this route.
      He married a young gal.. Lord knows if she’s squeezing every penny out of him & and he’s trying to make quota.
      Its funny we’re trying to figure out what the fuck is wrong with Willis like we are trying to find a solution to the national debt crisis and global terrorism..hahaha😁

      • jim

        “…miserable…”.That’s exactly the right word to describe him.He just looks so unhappy.We’re like Oprah or some tv agony aunt worrying about the guy!!.Dr.Phil?.Is that the guy? Bruce just needs to be nurtured.He needs to know we love him………

        • Mucho Macho

          Watch him in “die hard with a vengeance” in 1995, 20 years ago , how he portrayed John McClane. Now look at his last betrayal of John McClane in part 5… it’s night and day. Its fucking sad.
          They have been running commercials for his Broadway show “misery” ( based on the novel & movie by Stephen King)
          in my opinion if that’s what he wants to do, little independent movies, little character-driven movies or theater …fine! go ahead! You want to do something else this stage in life..by all means….
          but what the fuck man with all this shit movies!?!
          Its like watching once great boxers being 70 years old in the ring and getting their ass kicked. Its frustrating & sad

          • jim

            We should stop feeling sorry for multi-millionaire super star screen legends. We’re being too sensitive. John Wayne would give him a smack and tell him to pull himself together and take care of business.Get a grip….Unless the guy is unwell. Supposedly he couldn’t remember lines for Woody Allen.But then how is he doing a play? Very mysterious…Shit!.Anyone reading this might think we’re a pair of old ladies worried about Bruce fuckin’ Willis…I think we might have just embarrassed ourselves. Want to delete all this shit?

          • Mucho Macho

            Hahahaha
            What would Bronson do?
            He’ll shoot & say Fuck you Willis.
            *I dont think is us feelin too worried about Willis..
            Let me give u an example..is like we are talking about a girl we all had a crush on that we were so high on just a year ago and now she looks like shit ! She’s a fucking mess & we are here just commenting on it cause its a bit shocking .
            Here on this site we all used to like Willis ..now we don’t recognize the guy and we’re all like what the fuck happened?!
            I think thats just it.
            Btw..speakin of Willis..another shitty movie of his “Vice” is playin on Cinemax right now.
            But let me turn on ESPN & watch some sports to man up these posts just in case ..😜

  • Shadow

    Damn, too bad… I actually thought that this movie will be at least ok. Oh well, whatever…

  • Serbius

    surprise,surprise, another turd from Willis. go figure lol

  • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

    I used to like him when got back in the cellar to save marcellus, hetero solidarity.He just couldn’t let him being raped in the ass by Zed.
    Good old days.

  • Jimmy Smith

    He’s becoming more and more like Seagal at this point in looking like he doesn’t give a shit about what he does as long as it nets him a couple million for the littlest amount of work possible. I personally think his last good one was probably the first Red, the 2nd sucked IMO. Also Hostage was good, but man what’s next is he going to start acting black and acting with a bunch of rappers ? or adopting some stupid southern accent? say it ain’t so.

  • Barney Ross

    I told you guys…Now prepare yourself to boycott that shitty PG13 Die Hard 6 prequel.

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