The movie ‘Deepwater Horizon’ is an American film directed by Peter Berg (renowned for his creation of ‘The Kingdom’). It is a film that features natural calamity especially the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Deepwater Horizon explosion. ‘Deepwater Horizon’ sees the contribution of Lorenzo di Bonaventura (famous for the Transformers film series), Mark Vahradian (popular American film producer), Mark Wahlberg (also an American actor), Stephen Levinson, and David Womark (known for his classic creation of Life of Pi) when it comes to production.
This film showcases the phenomenal screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan (also gave his contribution to the State of Play) and Matthew Sand. The movie is based on a The New York Times article titled ‘Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours’ that has been beautifully written by all Pulitzer winning journalists like David Barstow (has received four Pulitzer Prizes for his valuable articles) as well as David Rohde (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his International Reporting) and Stephanie Saul (a Pulitzer winning journalist).
‘Deepwater Horizon’ had its share of principal photography starting from 27th April 2015 in New Orleans in Louisiana. The movie was first showcased in the Toronto International Film Festival that was held in the year 2016. With Enrique Chediak’s cinematography skills, ‘Deepwater Horizon’ was launched in the theatres across the United States on 30th September 2016. Overall, it received mixed reviews with a major share of them towards positive ones. It had a gross budget of $156 million while net accounting for $110-120 million but it scored globally an amount of $121.8 million.
This film was also recognized for the Oscars but it could only make it to the nominations. ‘Deepwater Horizon’ was nominated for Best Sound Editing along with Best Visual Effects at the 89th Academy Awards. In addition to that, it was also acclaimed for the nomination of a BAFTA Award for Best Sound at the 70th British Academy Awards.
What happens in ‘Deepwater Horizon’?
It displays the set up of 20th April 2010 when there is an ongoing Deepwater Horizon drilling. This leads to a blow-up in the Gulf of Mexico and fireballs getting thrown here and there. This further leads to the death of a lot of members from the crew members involved in the drilling itself. The chief electronics technician Mike Williams along with his co-partners struggle for their need to make through this disaster.
Which star cast is seen in ‘Deepwater Horizon’?
We see the skillful actors like Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien, and Kate Hudson giving their valuable contribution to the film. So, what happens at the end of the movie? Do they survive the chaos? Watch it on Netflix on 1st October 2020 and know it yourself.