Remember Sabotage, David Ayer’s dodgy DEA task force action thriller from 2014? Probably not, but Peter Berg’s fourth collaboration with muse Mark Wahlberg may jog your memory, with its similarly diverse elite squad (a good thing) and its videogamey attitude to plotting, human beings and basic logic (all bad things). This is perfect vehicle for Berg and his ultra-conservative, cynical and ultimately juvenile worldview. Yet somehow this technically talented director has fudged what should have been a straightforward idiotic pleasure.
Mile 22 opens with a gripping scene involving a raid on an Fsb house. The Fsb – *checks Wikipedia* – is the successor to the Russian Kgb, and they’re doing something nefarious, so Jimmy (Wahlberg) and his squad trick their way in and start gathering evidence. It all kicks off, and we