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Monday, August 27, 2018

Sheep Movie Review: Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22 (2018)
Aug 17, 2018
Directed By: Peter Berg
Written By: Lea Carpenter
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey, Terry Kinney, John Malkovich
Rating: R (strong violence and language throughout)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: STXfilms
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.
Went to see Mile 22 with my husband and 17-year-old daughter.

Aw, geez...the trailer to this one screams badass action movie, and the movie delivers crazy action and fighting scenes. Not for the faint of heart though, lots of bloody violence. It also delivers on the suspense. And the twist at the end? Oh, snap! And I adore Mark Wahlberg.

This movie has all the pieces, but... there were a few things that didn't work for me. Unfortunately, important things. The biggest issue, I didn't like the main character James Silva played by Mark Wahlberg. And it wasn't that the character was an a$$hole, because he was supposed to be. But Wahlberg, the director, and the writer didn't pull the character off as well as they could have. James Silva has some emotional issues which make him good at his job. His mind is hyperactive and his mom taught him to snap a rubber band on his wrist whenever he needed to slow his brain down and focus. But they kept hitting us over the head with it. Subtle references would have been better.

Then there was James Silva's dialogue. Yeah, I get it, his brain is going 100 mph and he talks fast, confusing everyone around him. That works great in a written medium, not so much on the screen. It was distracting and annoying.

Lauren Cohan and Iko Uwais characters helped save Mile 22 for me. Iko Uwais...I can watch him all day ;)

The story was told in one of my least favorite ways. Flipping between James Silva briefing his superiors on how their mission went FUBAR and then flashbacks of the mission. Add in James Silva's linguistic gymnastics and I got tired of it pretty quick.

After the awesome big twist, the movie ended with two important characters on a major cliffhanger. Do they plan on having a sequel? Cause if they don't, WT actual F?

Okay, I sound like you shouldn't see the movie...but if you like action movies there is still a lot to enjoy about Mile 22. But catch it on DVD.

My husband and daughter gave it 3.5 sheep. My husband would have given it 4 if it hadn't had that ending.

3 "snap" Sheep


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