Country: United States
Category: Action, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: Jul 16, 2016
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin
Age Restriction: 13 years
Duration: 107 minutes
Box Office: $?
“Deepwater Horizon”, On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank after being broken, in what has been recorded as one of the largest environmental disasters in history. It would seem that it was only yesterday that the national media covered the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people.
It will be a difficult tragedy to forget, and director Peter Berg is to ensure that it remains in our minds for a long time with a film that celebrates the heroes and victims of the disaster, says villains and plasma tragedy with the grandiosity and a summer blockbuster visual that never loses the audience's attention.
Matthew Michael Carnahan screenwriters Matthew Sand and develop the story about Mike Williams, a survivor of the incident that gave an account of his heroic acts during an interview on 60 Minutes and became the face of tragedy.”...
Mark Wahlberg plays Williams with the need to stress in the midst of their struggle to return alive to his wife (Kate Hudson) and his daughter feel as real as possible charisma. Carnahan and Sand recognize that in films that recount disasters is essential likable characters in which the audience can reflect
To make the connection, we are immersed in the first act in the life of Williams and stable marriage. We know the family the morning when William is scheduled to go to the platform for several weeks, but the script does not waste time in melodramatic farewells and highlights a genuine relationship between father and daughter. In the end, it weighs much more than a forced scene with tears and "I'll miss him.
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On the other hand, we are introduced to Andrea Fleytas (Gin Rodriguez), another employee of Transocean, a company entrusted with the operation of the platform. In the first instance, Fleytas is depicted as a strong, self-sufficient woman. When your vehicle refuses refuses to turn, Fleytas not waste time to open the bonnet. When her boyfriend offers you a ride, soon express their intentions to manage the Ducati. Fleytas the courage to appear again at a crucial moment in the film.
Once the entire team on the platform, the tension is palpable. To increase the suspense, the director puts us one step ahead of the protagonists and shows us that something is wrong. Thereafter, the internal countdown is enabled and waiting for the moment. Just before the explosion, caused by irregularities ignored by an executive with traits villain (John Malkovich), Berg invites us on a tour of the facilities and introduces us to the men and women that make them work.
“Deepwater Horizon” Berg takes time, because from the serve is clear that one of its main intention is to pay tribute to the souls who perished in the accident, including the young Caleb Holloway (Dylan O'Brien in the adult role of his career ). In an attempt to provide depth to characters and context to support the technicalities that caused the explosion, the script entangles the audience in engineering terminology, but in doing so ensures that your approach to this story is not affected by a simplified language.
None of this matters when the awful moment finally arrives and the heroics of Williams and his crew become the main focus, but the heroism sometimes is overshadowed by excessive patriotism and action sequences in which it is unclear what is happening.!
The outcome of "Deepwater Horizon" is no surprise to anyone, but the film is a balance between the commemoration of the victims and the sensational action that was also present in the film "Lone Survivor", the first collaboration between Wahlberg and Berg. During the final moments on the platform and reunion between Williams and his wife, the script moves away from excessive sentimentality that is usually present in counts disasters. Like the farewell at the beginning of the film, the reunion is genuine, but also heartbreaking. .