Hello, Kansas City! Anyone ready for a movie night this weekend? If so, check out Deepwater Horizon, out tonight, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, and more. Our Mom Squad Ambassador, Darcy, got a sneak peek at the new film inspired by true events, and gives us her thoughts below. Check it out.
This Weekend at the Box Office: Deepwater Horizon
Release Date: September 30, 2016
Run Time: 107 min
Director: Peter Burg
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson
Deepwater Horizon is a movie about the offshore drilling rig that exploded in 2010 filling the Gulf of Mexico with millions of gallons of oil. Its awesomeness entertains as well as gives audiences a grim view of oil corporations and drilling. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez and John Malkovich, this is one hell of a disaster movie.
It follows Mike Williams (Wahlberg) as he leaves his family to go out to the rig where they are behind schedule and bogged down in complications. As he and Mr. Jimmy (Transocean’s Installation Manager- played expertly by Kurt Russell) try to keep things safe on the rig, BP executives constantly push to begin drilling. John Malkovich plays his role as the top BP man there to perfection.
There’s not a lot to spoil here, as we all know about this spill- the largest man-made disaster in history. It is incredible to see though. Explosion after explosion, this movie had me nervously biting my nails and jumping out of my seat throughout. I was moved by the heroics of these people, as they were trust into a living nightmare. The film does a good job of recognizing those true men and women who risked and gave their lives to help others.
I haven’t liked a disaster movie this much since Armageddon, although this felt much more somber to me. Acting, effects, storyline- this has it all (baring an Aerosmith rock ballad). There is a lot of information to digest, as the film tries to help the average theatergoer understand the mechanics of what exactly happened. However, whether you understand it all or not, the movie is incredible. It is out this weekend, September 30.
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