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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sheep Movie Review: Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon
Directed by Peter Berg 
Written by Matthew Michael Carnahan , Matthew Sand 
Sep 30, 2016
Mark Wahlberg as Mike Williams
Kurt Russell as Jimmy Harrell 
John Malkovich as Vidrine 
Gina Rodriguez as Andrea Fleytas 
Dylan O'Brien (II) as Caleb Holloway 
Kate Hudson as Felicia Williams
Runtime: 99 minutes 
Rating:PG-13 (for prolonged intense disaster sequences and related disturbing images, and brief strong language.)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Drama 
On April 20th, 2010, one of the world's largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever.

I remember when this happened, but I had no idea what "happened." I have a new respect for anyone working on a rig. I am not one for true story movies, especially when there is senseless life lost. I have never seen, and will never see, Titanic. The only reason I went to see Deepwater Horizon is because my 15  year old daughter wanted to see one of her favorite actors Dylan O'Brien.

I'm glad I went. There is nothing entertaining about the movie, but it is powerful. I thought the casting was can't go wrong with Kurt Russel and John Malchovich and Mark Wahlburg is nice to look at. I felt on the edge of my seat most of the movie...even knowing what was going to happen. They did a great job of building tension and suspense. They did go a little overboard on the foreshadowing. I don't know how much of the movie was embellished but I'm sure there was some. Some scenes were pretty hard to watch; they must have gotten that PG-13 rating by the skin of their teeth.

The people involved in the making of Deepwater Horizon gave proper respect to those who lost their lives by showing them as people and then at the end of the movie they showed pictures of the real people who died and those involved in saving so many lives. I'm astonished that more didn't die.

Hard to rate this kind of movie. My husband gives it 3.5-4 because it took a while to get to the action. My daughter gives it 4.5...not sure how much that has to do with O'Brien's character living. Knowing what this movie represents and what it means to those who survived and those who didn't, I can only go with my heart and give it 5 Sheep

5 "I want the whole 90 seconds" Sheep


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