Netflix’s ‘Extraction’ director, Sam Hargrave, explains the ending we didn’t deserve


The new Netflix action film Extraction just released, and we’re pretty sure the hype around it made you want to watch it. If you have, then take a seat as we try to uncover how dark and mysterious the ending was. Fortunately.Collider had it in the bad and got to clarify it with the director himself, Sam Hargrave.

Collider‘s Steve Weintraub asked the action film director during an exclusive interview recently and Hargrave said that every single thing that happened in the film had every reason to stay.

“What would hopefully happen is people will be discussing that afterward, and you get to say which one you feel is right for you.”

Hargrave really does spoil you with information, doesn’t he? He even offered to let you in on the situation and the circumstances that made them land the ending. Joe Russo actually wrote the original ending and showed that Tyler Rake, played by Chris Hemsworth, died to sacrifice his life to save Ovi. However, the test audiences were split in the middle as for the action film’s conclusion.

“We had a version of the movie, and we tested it a lot, and it was not surprising that a lot of people wanted the character to live, and some people wanted him to die. People were torn; it was almost down the middle. We want to appeal to as many people as possible without compromising the integrity of the story. And so, we think a pretty good compromise is to make an ambiguous ending. If people on one hand feel like the story is complete and is a story of redemption through sacrifice, then for them, it’ll be where the kid is imagining [Rake standing there], and then now you go, ‘Yes, I’m satisfied.’ If you feel like you love Tyler Rake, and you love Chris Hemsworth, and you want a sequel, and you’re like ‘There’s no way, you can’t kill him!’ then that’s Tyler Rake standing there looking at you. So we kind of purposefully did not pull focus to the character standing there.”

If you haven’t heard of the movie, here’s the trailer:



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