Deepwater Horizon is the story of the BP oil rig explosion in April 2010 that, in some instances, irreparably damaged the gulf ecosystem. But we’re not here tot all about that. This dramatic retelling focuses on the rig workers who risked life and limb to save their friends and coworkers during the catastrophic explosions.
Here’s the trailer:
How about John Malkovich doing a southern accent?! That’s a welcome change. And Kurt Russell brings a toned down mustache game to the party this time around.
The dramatic thrust (if you will) of Deepwater Horizon is certainly compelling and the action looks intense. But, boy is that heroism really on the nose here. Kate Hudson telling Mark Wahlberg “you’re a good man” feels especially on the nose.
Nevertheless, Peter Berg’s film will definitely find a certain audience stateside when it hits theaters September 30.