Deepwater Horizon is based on a true event which happened in 2010. It is considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the world, and the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.
The film is made in such a way that you will be attached to the characters before ‘anything explodes‘ and when it does, you stop moving and hope that your favorite character survive.
The first half is slow, a little too much some would say which I think, was vital in this case as it will make you feel more connected to the characters. But, a thought will be there in your mind that the second half better be good.
It is. It is mindblowing!
The second half of Deepwater Horizon is so thrilling that it made me sit on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was impossible to take my eyes off it. It is jam-packed with explosions, fire and gas leaks. It is rather technical what caused the explosion but you’ll get it as it is explained in the first half very efficiently.
The movie is also well equipped with a stunning star cast including Kurt Russell, Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Dylan O. Bryan and Gina Rodriguez. Also, the background score and the camera work is quite effective to create a sense of thrill in the audience.
I will recommend this movie to all those who won’t mind a long (but necessary) build up before the good stuff.
I rated Deepwater Horizon a solid 8/10 on IMDb.