James (Mark Wahlberg) is a skilled intelligence officer currently working with a top-secret team. He and his team receive a mission to transport an unknown man. He is carrying secretive information that can only be unlocked once the man has arrived safety at his requested location. James and his skilled team must keep the unknown man safe from harm and take him to “Mile 22” where an aeroplane awaits to take the man onwards. Once they deliver him, the team will gain access to information that will allow them to prevent possible attacks.
Will James and his team survive? And what secrets does our mystery man hold that is worth protecting him and risking lives?
If you love action with detailed audio, you’re in luck. Mile 22 has plenty of work to enjoy. Here, you will see heaps of fistfights, kicking and guns firing for a significant portion of the film’s duration. My only disappointment with the action scenes is that sometimes the action is just so damn quick some may find it hard to enjoy (like Bourne Identity). With such talented action stars such as Mark Wahlberg and Tony Ja starring together on screen, I’m surprised we didn’t get more action scenes that are filmed with smooth, long shots. Regardless, while I feel some people will dislike this film, I for one enjoyed it!
As for a plot, Mile 22 keeps the film pretty basic to follow with very little character development. The film moves with a fast pace and at no point did I feel bored with the plot and action.
As for James (Mark Wahlberg), as a lead character, we gain some information about his role during the opening credits sequence, but if you want to know anything else about him and his team, it’s up to the cinema audiences to simply catch on and watch. We know James is a man who loves detail, history, likes to be in control and can carry a pushy temper. Like the action scenes, some may find this type of character a little odd and not as fun as a leading man, but again, I loved it and thought Mark Wahlberg pulled off this character perfectly.
While I can’t go into too much detail, I will state the film’s ending does feel rather rushed, and I was left wanting some more explanation and details.
Overall, Mile 22 is a brainless, entertaining and fun action flick. While seeing Mark Wahlberg play this type of character was enjoyable, I wished the action scenes are filmed a bit more smoothly considering the acting talent here. The ending and Finale is rushed, which affects the final score for me. Funnily enough, I’m more positive about this film than most critics are presently. Opinions are going to vary on this one!
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Review Written by Peter Walkden