Deepwater Horizon – Movie Review


Deepwater Horizon is a bio-pic telling the story of the BP oil spill that took place in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 22, 2010 and with that spilling more more then 200 million gallons of crude oil in 87 days, making it the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. This bio-pic, directed by Peter Berg tells the story of the crew who managed to escape, those who didn’t and how and what happened before and after this disaster.

There are several events that lead up to the actual disaster and all of which that could’ve been avoided had BP not taken short cuts to save money. The basic message of this movie is the corporate greed. I have to say this story, having read and see it happen on the news in 2010 is nothing compared to the story told in this movie.


On April 20, 2010, a blowout and series of explosions on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon irreparably damages and sinks the oil rig, resulting in the death of eleven workers and releasing 10s of millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico in the U.S.’ worst ever oil spill. Mike Williams (played by Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor and Transformers 4) and Caleb Holloway (played by Dylan O’Brien, Maze Runner and The Internship) two of more than 120 crew members on board, help rescue some of their ship mates, while Mike’s family back home deals with the fallout of the disaster. There are other crew members who sacrificed their lives in order to make sure their friends and co-workers got to safety.

“I will see my family again!” – Mike Williams

Deepwater Horizon is a movie you have to see. You need the full story on what happened and how things did or didn’t happen. It wont be a waste and trust me it’s a great movie. I give it 10 out of 10 stars. The only thing I will say is that there is a preview for Mark’s next bio-pic and while I know that at some point someone would make it into a movie, I don’t think making the Boston Marathon Bombings into a movie so soon was a good idea.


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