A review is a great way to get a perspective on any given film, but since there is no right way to think about movies there are always going to be different opinions. Of course, arguing about movies with friends can be one of the most fun parts of watching them in the first place. We do that a lot at CinemaBlend.
However, while it's always good to get multiple opinions about movies, in the case of this week's big release, the Mark Wahlberg-led Mile 22, it turns out there really aren't that many different opinions about it. Pretty much everybody kicking around the CinemaBlend office thought Mile 22 was a waste. Our official review came from Sr. Movie Contributor Mike Reyes who gave the movie all of one star, saying...
In a similar vein, Managing Director Sean O'Connell, who clearly had high hopes for Mile 22 going in considering everybody involved, is mostly angry that it turned out so bad
If there were any positives to be found in Mile 22, Project Manager Cody Beck, who keeps everything at CinemaBlend from utterly collapsing on a daily basis, says that if you're looking strictly for gun-based violence, you'll certainly find it here, though that's about it.
Needless to say, part of the reason this response is so shocking is that the collaboration between Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg has routinely resulted in solidly entertaining movies, like Deepwater Horizon and Patriot's Day. Staff Reporter Conner Schwerdtfeger sees this as an unfortunate way to see the partnership come to an end.
Not only is all of CinemaBlend in essentially complete agreement that Mile 22 is bad, they agree that it's terribly bad. The official CinemaBlend review rarely echoes the opinions of everybody here, but in this case, it seems like it pretty much did.