Deepwater Horizon Review: The movie fails to bring realities of infamous oil tragedy
Deepwater Horizon is based on a real life incident and narrates the ordeals of Mike (Mark Wahlberg), Jimmy (Kurt Russell) and Andrea (Gina Rodriguez).
Deepwater Horizon narrates the ordeals of workers and owners trapped in an oil rig after a disastrous explosion.
Deepwater Horizon has gone by the rule book of classic disaster movies in Hollywood by focusing on the human drama of the victims trapped inside the rig.
Plot of movie: Deepwater Horizon is based on a real life incident and narrates the ordeals of Mike (Mark Wahlberg), Jimmy (Kurt Russell) and Andrea (Gina Rodriguez).
The movie lives up to expectations in the beginning as shown by its superb trailer by focusing how the company ignored security norms, putting the lives of workers in danger. Once the workers, start the rig work tragedy strikes them one by one.
Until this point, the movie hooks the audience, with some intense drama, interesting plot as one expects from a disaster movie.
But the tensions and human drama of the trapped workers soon fade away as the film begins to dwell on a rhetoric of oil industry jargon.
The movie loses its soul from this point as it focuses more on the technical issues rather than on the human actors fighting for survival in the ring.
The most memorable scene in the movie, is where the daughter of Mike predicts the tragedy awaiting them, using just a soda can, a tube and oil.
From here until the ends of the movie, the audience is subjected to a flood of technical issues plaguing the oil industry globally and an imminent crisis faced by oil firms as a result of it.
The only saving graces of the film is the stunning performance by Mark Wahlberg, who brought the saga of a worker, facing the ravages of nature and some stunning photography that recreated tragic visuals of disaster to audience.
Otherwise, the movie is a total failure in bring out the cinematic experience of watching a disaster Hollywood flick.