Friday, September 30

Review: Deepwater Horizon


Mark Wahlberg brings the heat with Deepwater Horizon.

Deepwater Horizon is a movie about the BP oil spill that happened in the Gulf of Mexico. The issue with this movie is this 'real life' topic is still fresh in our minds. We all remember this, and we all hate BP for it. Trust me, you'll watch this movie and still hate BP, even more, unless you work for them.

This movie has an awesome cast involved in it. We already know that Mark Wahlberg produced the movie, but it has a cast from Kurt Russell to John Malkovich.

Now, you know with Mark Wahlberg being on the producing list, he likes to do things similar compared to Michael Bay. It's explosion after explosion. With a bunch of flares on the screens, and those wide angle shots that you wonder 'why are we watching this from so far away.' Then they zoom in, but they it zooms out again, and you're like, they were so close.

Make sure you stay through the credits, they have some information about the real Deepwater Horizon survivors and more information about what happened.

3 out of 5

What would I have changed? (Spoilers)
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Billy Billy (Editor) - Billy has seen many movies over the years. He enjoys comedies and anything action, including the summer blockbuster movies. You can follow Billy on Twitter here.


12 comments:

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  2. I saw the screening of this one, and loved it! Great action with a heart! You have to see this movie!

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  3. Really want to see this!!

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  4. Excellent casting and film. Nice review BillyJ

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  5. good cast, cant wait to see this.

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  6. This was a good movie and great cast. I'd recommend seeing it. There was a lot of great special effects making it seem all so real.

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  7. Cant wait to see it.

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  8. This was a great movie! They did a great job of making us really see (and feel) the tragedy of the situation and horror of what happened on that rig. The film and actors do a great job in the beginning of setting up the characters and atmosphere; the dialogue and motions seem so natural that you really feel like you're seeing what a day on the rig looked like for that crew. You really feel like you're actually getting to glimpse these people, which makes it all the more heart-wrenching when tragedy strikes. And it hapens so quick! For all the foreshadowing, you are still not prepared for when it hits. Every moment after has you on edge, every tragic scene illicits a truly visceral reaction. You were just laughing with these characters and moments later you find yourself on the brink of tears as you watch them fighting to save EACH OTHER'S lives. You feel everything: the horror of the tragedy, the pain of the losses, and the unappeased rage at the corporate powers that not just allowed, but actually caused this tragedy to happen. Most of us knew (or thought we knew) what happened in the Gulf that day. We watched the news, read the articles, and saw the aftermath of the oil spill. We've heard the stories of the affected; the economic, societal, and environmental toll on their communities and beyond. All of which would have made an interesting and compelling focus for a film or documentary. But amongst the shock and magnitude of the environmental devastation, the challenges, efforts and unforeseen side effects of the attempted cleanup, the corporate (BP) and government response, public outrage, court cases, multiple claims and lawsuits, what seemed to get lost- to me at least- were the 11 crew members who were never found, the stories of the rest who survived, and what actually happened on the rig that day. Beyond the factual data and errors, what happened to the people? Those people who went in to what they thought was just going to be another day at work and were met with what had to be the most traumatic experience of their lives. And yet, somehow, they still managed to find the strength and clarity of mind to do what was necessary, risking their lives to try and stop the leak and save others. The telling of that story, in and of itself, is a difficult thing to do justice, toeing the line between "unavoidable exploitation" and honoring the heroes, the victims, and their sacrifices. It also reminds us that though we rely on them much more than we realize, these are jobs and lives that we, as a society, take for granted every day.

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  9. Wow did not realize how long that was when I was typing it. Cleary I really liked this movie. Lol

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  10. I was not that impressed by this film. Seems like they really stretched out the tragedy rather than focusing more on BP. Mark Wahlberg is always consistent in his delivery of a serious role. Hudson tanked - her acting, which I normally love, was flat and boring like the fake accent that would start at the beginning of a scene and piddle out after 2 sentences.

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  11. I was amazed how BP walked away unscathed by this tragedy, while 11 people lost their lives and hundreds were left with PTSD & the horror of the incident.

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