Mile 22 (2018) is a English,Russian,Indonesian,Filipino movie. Peter Berg has directed this movie. Mark Wahlberg,Lauren Cohan,Iko Uwais,John Malkovich are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2018. Mile 22 (2018) is considered one of the best Action,Thriller movie in India and around the world.
In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA's most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.
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Well, sure it aint oscar material here, and it won't be getting any prizes for originality, but for what the movie is supposed to be, it is surely not deserving anything less than a 6, i have seen endless 1 -3 star reviews, what's up with that?, i mean seriously? have this people even watched the same movie, or are we just lobbying right now? because you have tones of absolute garbage movies here on IMDB being rated 9 and 10's deceveing people and on the opposite end, you have ok movies being rated 1 and 2's. The Mile 22 is as expected an action packed movie, it is fast paced, has a decent plot, it is somewhat realistic, (if u compare with the likes of other recent action movies like let us say, Skyscraper) and yet, people are just throwing 1 and 2's like if this was some sort of sharknado B movie of the action movies, Jesus people, rate movies seriously, what is wrong with u people these days???
I've been looking forward to this movie for a while now and I have to say I was a little let down. The action is really good but the plot and script were not so good, especially Wahlberg's character. He wouldn't stop talking in these OCD ramblings as they tried to make him look like a gifted mind that is on overdrive 24/7. He came off like an old Dennis Leary except not funny and more rambling.
Trailer looked great, but the actual movie is just an awkward disappointment. This was weird, coming from director Peter Berg but I don't completely blame him. The writing is just awkward. Mark Wahlberg plays a super dedicated, grossly over-the-top special ops type guy who is just constantly going on rants to give intensity to the movie but it just comes off as weird, unnecessary, and confusing. Lauren Cohan is the most frustrated divorced mother ever. Finally, they cast Ronda Roussey only to give her ZERO fight scenes and barely any lines....great. The star of the movie is the Iko Uwais character, with amazing fight scenes with perhaps too many fast changing angles so you cannot exactly follow what's happening. Action scenes were almost decent but the overall plot was so foolish it turned me off.
Mile 22 (2.5 out of 5 stars). Mile 22 is an adrenaline rush action thriller that leaves you feeling a little exhausted from its shaky cam, rushed plot, and poor dialogue. Peter Berg direction is on steroids with his quick fast editing cuts in every action scene that makes Jason Bourne movies or Michael Bay's action seem more still. Which is not a good thing for Mile 22. Peter Berg does build some intensity that keeps your heart pumping in such a short run time with the film. He did great in Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and Patriots Day. Mile 22 fails to be an exciting great movie. The plot was convoluted. It follows James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) who is a paramilitary operative in an organization called Overwatch. When his team invades what they think is a Russian KGB hideout house and the mission goes sideways. A year or so later, James and his team are assigned to escort Li Noor (Iko Uwais) 22 miles to the airport for extraction. Cause Li Noor has valuable intel that can be life threatening to the nation. While on their transport they get invaded by assassins, and another paramilitary group that will stop at nothing to kill Li Noor. I thought the plot and direction of the movie was a little lost on what it was trying to be. Story wise it kind of sucked when there was barely much of a story. You have a fast talking James Silva, who can explode with his mania personality at any given moment. He is hard with his team which they can barely keep up. Especially, Alice (Lauren Cohan) who is struggling with a divorce and custody battle. But James informs her that she is distracted and will lose sight of their job. Then, there is a sub plot of a Russian terrorist that are on a plane with an agenda as they watch surveillance of this escort on Li Noor. And than Li Noor, who has info of the terrorist having a biohazard material that is an attack waiting to happen. The film has a twist that gives you the chills and a cliffhanger ending that leaves for a sequel. The direction sucked with this movie. The cinematography work was consist of shaky camera movement and fast editing. The fight scene with Iko Uwais attacking others was confusing. The shootouts were loud, and a bang but it gets very repetitive throughout. James and his team are on a long 22 mile journey that is consist of cars blowing up, shoot outs, running into a building with more shoot outs and close combat fighting. And repeat. I like most Peter Berg films. Yes, he does well building up the intensity with the movie. But this one does get a little boring with its narration when it cuts between action scenes to James Silva being interviewed on what went wrong with their mission. Or when it cuts to surveillance videos of the action from the drone or street cameras. It can be annoying. Mark Wahlberg was great though as the fast talking and maniac character. John Malkovich was okay too with sitting behind the monitors watching the action unfold. Lauren Cohan was okay as well with hands on action. Iko Uwais is like the next Jet Li or Jackie Chan when it comes to fighting. And Ronda Rousey barely had much to do with some brief action scenes. Overall, Mile 22 is a bad film. Mark Wahlberg was good and yes the film could be a start of a franchise. Peter Berg's fast editing direction that gets lost with its action scenes between quick camera movements to surveillance cameras can be tedious after awhile. The poor plotting that needs to have a twist to make it better just feels like the film did not have a story at all. I was a little left disappointed and the film is forgettable.
Just got back from the world premiere of Mile 22 in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, at the Fox Village Theater on August 9, 2018. Overall thoughts: the action was brutal and fun to watch at times, aside from the direction, which I"ll get to later (special shoutout to Iko Uwais for the fantastic martial arts choreo sequences), and the whole film had a highly rhythmic pace to it that was accentuated by Mark Wahlberg's James Silva's habitual rubber-band-wrist-snapping. Unfortunately, those are really the only good parts of the movie. The direction was sloppy; this movie transports me back to those days when "good action" was considered to be the camera being in the cast's personal space and cutting 5 shots in 2 seconds. So many quick shots happen you can't even tell what the hell is going on in a single room because you can't see anything other than some blurry hand rushing across the screen. There is literally no character development and no resolution to any of the conflicts in the film. None. Every conflict that occurs in the film isn't solved, either because the film is too short to be able to cover any exposition for it, or because the film wants to shamelessly set up a sequel (let alone, a trilogy) to help flesh out this half-assed story that the audience is apparently supposed to care about. The film ends on a cliffhanger (I won't say what that cliffhanger really is, mostly because I'm actually still confused about it) that leaves the fate of some characters unknown and the audience wondering "That's it?" It's like the films thinks that somehow the audience wants more when the characters were barely explored and the action was generic at best. Our characters begin flawed and end flawed; Mark Wahlberg's witty, brash, and comedic portrayal of Silva stays witty, brash, and comedic throughout the movie; in fact, it seems the character is only capable of responding in that way in the face of adversity and near-death experiences. Lauren Cohen's character, Alice, has a storyline focused on her personal life, evaluating her strained relationship with her ex-husband and her love for her daughter (the latter two have a whopping 5 minutes of screentime) that is never resolved or affected by the storyline of the film, or vice versa. Iko Uwais' character has motives only explored by a single line uttered by him, and nothing else, and we're supposed to accept that and be emotionally invested? The characters are given a backstory but not given the time or investment to tell audiences why they should care about these characters, and so when the cliffhanger occurs we're just left confused and annoyed that no characters learn anything through this 22-mile journey and no conflicts are resolved. The film is also structured in such a way that it somehow is predictable; interspersed with the action are scenes of Wahlberg's Silva being interrogated during a government investigation, providing narration to the confusing action and even foreshadowing to the "big" cliffhanger and twist of the film, along with the suggestion that "something goes wrong" with this mission. It's been done before, and it makes the film so predictable. The great thing about watching this on the premiere was I got free popcorn and soda, and I got to hear Mark Wahlberg stand up in the theater and shout "Can we start the movie?"