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Movie Deepwater Horizon Review
The True Story
In April of 2010, an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana exploded. It caused one the most horrific oil spills in American history. The explosion and the oil spill caused tragedy on many lives. It also ruin thousands of lives who depended on those water in the Gulf of Mexico to provide seafood for consumers. The company BP created one of the biggest and newest oil rigs that could drill the deepest at that time. With the new project a bit behind on the drilling, BP executives make a bad judgment call to speed things up which causes major problems for the crew and many others once tragedy struck.
Director Peter Berg and A-list star Mark Wahlberg team up to bring you the action thriller, based on the true event, Deepwater Horizon. Co-stars Kurt Russell, John Malkovich and Kate Hudson join in and together tell the story of one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history.
Deepwater Horizon, a state of the art oil rig is behind on its drilling. When a few corporate executives fly out to the rig to observe the delay, tragedy begins to unravel. They begin to do some test runs, but realized they may be dealing with some technical difficulties. When the executives decide to make some unsafe decisions to speed things up, the tragic situations begin to unfold. After the crew protests because this would be against all safety protocol, the rig begins to suffer major difficulties in various areas from drilling to technical malfunctions. The danger spirals out of control causing an immediate evacuation of the rig. It is a race against time to get the crew to safety and hopefully stop the errors before causing a major explosion and spilling several gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Review and Final Thought
If you are looking for a good action thriller that does not slow down, I would recommend this film. Peter Berg does a great job of putting the audience right in the middle of the action. And although Wahlberg's Louisiana accent isn't not the best, he does a great job of showing the emotions through the different life threating situation that is happening during the film. What is also unique about this film is that they actually built and created an oil rig movie set that was the biggest ever created for a film. So there is nothing short of great detail to this movie. I give this movie a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Now, some may not think that this film deserves a high rating like this, but this film was more to me than a film.
I remember when this tragedy struck. Louisiana's seafood and fishing industry took a huge economical hit. Now, if you are familiar with Cajun cooking, or Louisiana food styles, then you know we use a lot of seafood in our cooking. One of the two biggest areas of seafood that were hit were shrimping and oysters. Many lives were affected by this tragedy that could have been avoided. But, as always during a crisis or tragedy, the Louisiana people came together to help recover. The New Orleans Saints (coming off our first Super Bowl Win), along with several volunteers came out each day to help clean up the coast and waters that were affected. Drew Brees and company came together and dedicated time and money to help victims and areas affected. They even auctioned off one of the Super Bowl rings where the proceeds went to the clean-up of the Gulf Coast.