Disclaimer: Spoilers. Kind of. I think. They’re not really spoiler spoilers because they don’t give away much. I sort of allude to stuff. You know what this ain’t my struggle; I’ve seen the film already, you should too.
Mark Wahlberg – Mike Williams
Dylan O’brien – Caleb Holloway
Gina Rodriquez – Andrea Fleytas
Kate Hudson – Felicia Williams
John malkovich – Donald Vidrine
Kurt Russell – Jimmy Harrell
Deepwater Horizon tells the story of the BP Oil spill in 2010 by following Mike Williams throughout the events leading up to the disaster. It showcased a fairly truthful and honest depiction of the catastrophe that had massive environmental repercussions.
Dylan O’Brien – he isn’t central to the story but I was just happy to see him on the big screen again.
It was so impactful, the visuals and the sounds are immersive and explosive*. As a result, you feel kinda shook by the end of it. It pulled on the heart strings because you go in knowing it isn’t really fiction and one particular scene when the crisis is somewhat over and they all get down to pray – that hit home. You defo sit through the film with bated breath.
The cast did a great job, even the minor characters just there to provide humour** did their jobs well.
The set was impressive in its size and accuracy. It’s one of the biggest film sets ever built, in doing so they stay true to the fact the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was the largest in the world. That level of detail deserves a round applause ‘cos it all looked so technical and precise. I hope the set designers got well paid.
I feel like I learned a lot from watching this film because I didn’t know the finer details concerning this event.
John Malkovich’s character – he’s basically the snakiest snake ever and honestly I hated him so much I kinda wanted to slap him off the screen. However, having said that, John Malkovich did a good job in portraying a character that isn’t likeable.
*literally and figuratively
**there was more humour than I anticipated