I remember it was 2 days before my senior prom; I was preoccupied with senioritis, finals, and impending graduation. I don’t remember much, but I do remember that it was notoriously known as the worst oil spill in U.S history. I oddly don’t remember hearing that anyone had died on the Deepwater Horizon; unfortunately it wasn’t the focus of the news at that time. In the early morning hours of April 20th, 2010 fiery explosions overcame the Deepwater Horizon.
The movie focuses around Mike Williams, Mr. Jimmy, and Andrea Fleytas and also BP’s employees.
This movie is very intense and some upsetting moments. While watching the film, I tried to wrap my mind around the fact that this actually happened to real people. However, on the other side seeing the bravery and heroism of the crew on the rig was humbling. Seeing men and women putting their own lives on the line for the best of the crew, was a gut wrenching as you were reminded that some would never return home.
The characters in this film were portrayed well, and you could easily pick and choose whom the ‘heroes’ and the ‘villains’ were in this film. I highly recommend watching real life footage of the trial that occurred after the tragedy, they did their homework to portray the real people who lived through that day.
If you do see this film, I highly recommend watching it in theaters. Enjoying it on the big screen is extremely impactful, and the sheer monstrosity of that kind of disaster cannot be fully experienced on your home TV.
Thanks to our contributor Autumn for this awesome review!
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