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Deepwater Horizon Review

Alexandra VanElls, Staff Writer

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Fire, water, and oil. Boom.

I know what you’re thinking; Deepwater Horizon sounds like a “boy movie,” and it is. It is definitely not the movie I thought it would be. My sister and I walked into Celebration Cinema on a cloudy Saturday afternoon and we decided to see what was playing. The next movie to show was Deepwater Horizon and the ticket salesman told us it was a great movie. We decided to give it a shot. While it was not was we were expecting, it was a good movie for the most part

Deepwater Horizon is based on the true story of the BP oil spill oil spill that occurred off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The massive blowout of the Deepwater Horizon released tens of millions of gallons of oil into the ocean. Michael Williams (Mike Wahlberg) and Caleb Holloway (Dylan O’Brien) stay aboard the burning rig in order to save other crew mates. The acting in the movie really made it come alive. Mike Wahlberg especially, playing the main character of Michael Williams, showed so much emotion as if he actually lived through the catastrophe.

With all of the explosions and action, this movie typified the basic boy movie. Even though it was produced remarkably well, it was not my cup of tea. After the movie, I felt like I was going to throw up because the movie was based on a true story. I just kept thinking that this actually happened and people died from the horrendous explosion.

Overall, if you are someone that does enjoy watching movies based on a true story then I would recommend Deepwater Horizon. It was made very well, but it was almost too graphic for my taste. I did enjoy learning the story of the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, but I could have done without some of the more intense scenes. The best part of the movie was the fact that the director, Peter Berg, did a really great job of honoring those that died during the explosion, which made the movie worthwhile.

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