Deepwater Horizon Review: A Breathtaking, Unforgettable Movie That Touches The Heart
On April 21 2010, there was a major disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, creating the worst oil spill in US history. When famous actors were cast for this film, it bought attention to what it presented for the audience. From “oh my gosh moments” to how they escaped the oil spill, it’s a breathtaking film that touches the heart.
The story of the film starts with Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) talking to his family on his job at the Deepwater Horizon. Other employees like Andrea Fleytas (Gina Rodriguez) also had interactions with her relationship before going to the facility. Jimmy Harrell (Kurt Russell), who was leading the task, wanted to make sure everything is in order for a complete success. Unfortunately things got really intense when the pipes couldn’t hold the oil, causing a big explosion that hurt everyone within the facility.
Personally the whole take on building up to it was astonishing and unbelievable at the same time. Never in my experience watching non-fiction movies like this have I seen a display of a speechless reaction with a sad take. Most of the main actors with their supporting cast did an absolutely great job.
Wahlberg as Williams shown bravery and toughest within the situation, while Rodriguez provided a real-life adrenaline rushing up to her body of a life or death situation. While family members during the film were worried as they should be, it really touched the heart after the results of the explosion. I find it hard to believe that the real individuals will forget it, as even the audience will understand why.
Overall, if you like movies that are notable in US history, check out this film. It surely brings out tears as much as honoring those that loss their lives in an effort to stop the oil spill.
8.5 out of 10