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Mile 22

Release date: August 17, 2018 (United States)
Director: Peter Berg
Budget: $35–60 million
Production companies: STXfilms, Huayi Brothers
Producers: Peter Berg, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais

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Mile 22 Summary

Mile 22 is worth watching if you want to see a movie with plenty of awkwardly angled close-ups of Marky Mark’s face that make him look like an ageing inbred hillbilly hick, an implausible attempt to make John Malkovich look like anything other than a brilliant nutjob, more poorly aimed shots than every Storm Trooper in every Star Wars film to date and story that looks like it was written by someone with ADHD.

While Hollywood continues to try and turn Mark Wahlberg into an action movie star, Mile 22 misses the target more than the shots fired do. The story is as dull as his humour and more confusing than explaining photosynthesis to a six-year-old child. It’s simply put, chaotic and pointless.

Mile 22 is worth watching if you want to see a movie with plenty of awkwardly angled close-ups of Marky Mark's face that make him look like an ageing inbred hillbilly hick, an implausible attempt to make John Malkovich look like anything other than a brilliant nutjob, more poorly aimed shots than every Storm Trooper in every Star Wars film to date and story that looks like it was written by someone with ADHD.
Directed by: Peter Berg
Starring:
Mark Wahlberg
John Malkovich
Lauren Cohan
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Mile 22. Just No

I’ll freely admit that I wasn’t expecting the greatest of movies when entering the cinema to watch Mile 22, but I was hoping to experience something mildly entertaining. And given my low expectations, anything better than a dud would have left me leaving with a smile on my face. Unfortunately, this was not to be the case. My eyes got tired before my rear end did in those uncomfortable cinema seats, and the musings of friends on Facebook and their delightful photos of dinner dishes was more entertaining than this movie was.

So what can I say about it? It was a true snore fest. Far from entertaining and enjoyable, I truly left the cinema feeling ripped off and needing my 95 minutes back. I really do want the production companies to refund me my money. With the exception of a handful of hand to hand combat scenes that featured remarkable acrobatic and martial arts skills, the most enjoyable moment of the film was the caramel flavoured popcorn.

If you want something that lasts about 95 minutes and is more entertaining than Mile 22 and won’t leave you feeling ripped off, browse Facebook comments for a Facebook fight. There’s guaranteed to be more action and entertainment there than in this dreadful movie.

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