DEEPWATER HORIZON (2016)
A film by Peter Berg
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin
Deepwater Horizon has a two-act piece: Act 1: Meet the Crew, Act 2: Watch the Disaster.” So, we get a little bit of time with Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his family, including wife Felicia (Kate Hudson), before he heads off to work at his admittedly very unusual job an oil-drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. We meet one of the elder lead man of the rig, “Mr. Jimmy” (Kurt Russell) and one of its younger employees, Andrea Fleytas (Gina Rodriguez). Of course, there are also a few pain in the ass BP executives floating around, including the remarkably devious Donald Vidrine (John Malkovich) great actor there.
The first part of the film is simple you meet the crew and their wife and boyfriends etc…then they go to the rig in the middle of the ocean off the coast of Louisiana. So far so good. The there is the tech talk is the pump has enough pressure to pump without messing up of course no surprise to me they are behind schedule plus the equipment on the rig is going to shit. There no surprise. The thing is you can push people too much in order to get the job done right. But a deadline is a deadline.
The second part of the film the catastrophe the big bang the biggest disaster in the US from a petrol company. It is based on the accident 20 April 2010 when all hell broke loose, explosion and fire every where it is amazing that most go the crew survive only 10 death (that is too much) out of I think 120. Here it is an effective disaster film that shows you what they say will never happen, happened . The thing is here to me is the film has missed the aftermath how people has coped weeks down the road, the people, the tragedy. and yes BP cut corner here no surprise there. Do not get me wrong here it is a piece of entertaining film but something was left out.