Mark Wahlberg is here to save the day again, folks. Mile 22 has taken the hard road to theaters, and today is the day it arrives on the tarmac. But is it any good? Well, there's plenty of people with opinions as to the quality of director Peter Berg's latest film with his most frequent collaborator. But most important to us, especially in the context of this piece here, is the opinions of you -- the audience. Which is why it's time to rate and discuss Peter Berg's Mile 22, with spoilers galore. So if you don't want to be spoiled, and yes there will be spoilers, head back towards Mile 1 until you've seen the film.
If you're curious where the critics lie in terms of Mile 22's success, it's not a pretty picture. It's early on, but the reviews floating around on the internet have not taken too kindly to the film's brand of action. Even our own official review had the following evaluation to give:
It may only be a little over an hour and a half long, but Mile 22 doesn't need that much time to tell you that it's thunderingly, insensitively dumb.
That may be what the critics are saying, but here at Rate and Discuss, we're all about what you folks at home have to say. So with the aid of the discussion questions we're about to provide below, it's time to gather your thoughts and tell us what you thought of Mile 22, in all of its explosive glory:
In the collected works of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg, where does Mile 22 rank among your favorites?
Which Berg / Wahlberg collaboration is your favorite?
Did the movie have you fooled into thinking that Li Noor was a legit source?
Do you think that the planned sequel to Mile 22 should move forward?
Is Alice dead or alive after whatever Li had to do to get off that plane?
Should Peter Berg direct a Call of Duty film after seeing his work in Mile 22?
Do you think Mile 22 has a shot at the "Popular Oscar" next year?
As you proceed towards the end, preparing to share your thoughts with the world, we'd also like you to share your star rating for Mile 22. Using the traditional scale of 0 to 5, please log your rating in the poll below, and don't forget to share your rating and your reasoning in your comments at the end.
Last, but not least, we have some suggested reading for you to partake in, should you be hungry for more Mile 22 insight before you leave. First, we have the thoughts of the CinemaBlend staff as to whether or not they liked the film, and there's some pretty nifty insight in there. Also, during our own Conner Schwerdtfeger's sit-down with the folks behind Mile 22, he got some insight as to why Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg decided to make a film with an original story, rather than continue down the path of real life dramatics. Plus, Wahlberg spilled some rounds on just why the film had to be a hard R-rated gauntlet of violence. And finally, if you're a die-hard fan of the movie you just saw, don't lose any sleep over the ending's cliffhanger nature, as you can read about the good news that the sequel is already being developed.
With that, it's time to close up shop for the Rate and Discuss feature on Mile 22! We'd like to thank you for coming over to our corner of the movie world and chatting with us, and don't be afraid to come back here on September 7th. While we don't make these sorts of things a habit, we're preparing to discuss the terror that is The Nun on that very day; which means it's time to start dousing the site in holy water and circling every article with salt. Until then, readers.