Ultra-Violent EXTRACTION Numbers Aren’t What You Think

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Ultra-Violent EXTRACTION Numbers Aren’t What You Think

By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor

Chris Hemsworth’s ultra-violent movie EXTRACTION is slated to reach 90 million households, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for your family.

“EXTRACTION is well on its way to becoming the biggest-ever film premiere on Netflix — with a projected 90 million households getting in on the action in the first 4 weeks,” said Netflix via Twitter.

However, the tweet fails to mention EXTRACTION’s lewd content.

According to the EXTRACTION review, the action flick has extremes cautions:

Foul Language:

At least 31 obscenities (mainly “f” and “s” words), three strong profanities, and two characters seek refuge in a fecal-infested sewer


Lots of very strong, graphic violence which includes multiple people shot in the head and other places with blood spatter, a child is thrown off the roof of a building, and villains threaten to do it to more children if people don’t comply with their demands, man tells teenager to cut off his fingers, and he eventually does in another scene, children used as soldiers with guns to help grown men satisfy their lust for power, fighting, man kills another man by slicing his jugular, child gets murdered in an alley way as his friend gets kidnapped, child shoots and kills someone who was hurting his protector, and discussions of hunting.

Take a look at Movieguide®’s full review here.

EXTRACTION demonstrates that just because loads of people watch a movie, it doesn’t mean it’s worthwhile. In fact, the tweet communicates that Netflix is appealing to a sort of FOMO (fear of missing out) mentality to get consumers to click “play.”

Forbes brought up an astute point concerning how Netflix gathers its numbers:

We have to remember that how Netflix counts “viewers” is a bit tricky. These days they use a “chose to watch” metric which means you only have to watch 2 minutes of something for it to count as a view. They used to say that a “viewer” meant that the person or household had watched 70% of a movie or episode of a show instead, so that could skew things against some of these older films, given the changing metrics.

As families continue to consume content from their homes, it is vital to exercise media-discernment.

We have to ask, do we want to watch this as a family? Are these the types of images my teen should have in their mind?

Movieguide® wants to equip families to evaluate content options with ease. For more resources on similar topics, click here.