Friday, September 30, 2016
Deepwater Horizon is competent, straight-forward, and absolutely mesmerizing.
Review by Matt CummingsIf Director Peter Berg's survival flick Deepwater Horizon proves anything, it's that good and decent people are usually made to suffer the will of more powerful ones, irregardless of the dangers or the facts. That's at least what Berg wants you to think, and he makes a convincing case between the concerned workers (including Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell) and those at BP (John Malkovich) who are determined to pump at this submersible offshore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. That decision and resulting explosion in 2010 which killed 11 and became the worst oil spill in US history certainly pulls on one's heartstrings as Mike Williams (Wahlberg) desperately tries to escape the burning rig while helping his boss (Russell) and other workers. Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.