Deepwater Horizon, a movie that will open your eyes to true heroism

November 3, 2016

Deepwater Horizon was a heartbreaking, action- filled, movie based on the true story that happened not so long ago. The movie was based off of the true, tragic, story of the worst oil spill that happened in 2010 near Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven people died due to what is known as the “worst oil spill to ever happen in U.S History”. The movie tells the story of many people and what they did in Deepwater Horizon, it also shows that when not ¬†everybody on your team agrees or follows orders bad things can occur.

The movie was filled with a lot of suspense, deepwaterhorizonI was at the edge of my seat the whole time waiting to see what was going to happen. I would definitely say that this is a movie to watch, it was amazing and the acting was out of this world as well. This movie broadly explained the subject very well, especially since they set the story in the eyes of the people who witnessed this tragic event. The way that Peter Berg portrayed the movie was outstanding. The actors were stunning- other than the fact that the actors/actresses they chose for this movie were Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O’Brien, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez (etcetera).

It was a very graphic film, I thought of it as a really mysterious action filled movie because it always kept me thinking of what was going to happen next. In order to film this movie, the director had to get in touch with the survivors to really capture what happened. The movie is based around Mike Williams and many of his other companions who were trying to get out of Deepwater Horizon alive. After having some crew issues, mud exploded, then the oil, and then disaster struck. I cannot fully express how this movie gave me a much better understandingdeepwater-horizon-new-poster-1 of the issue. I had no idea about this event until I saw the movie.


Towards the end of the movie, I was in literal tears… it was that sad. While watching the movie it was hard to accept that what was happening in the movie actually happened just six years ago. The overall story was very heartbreaking, especially to see how some people sacrificed themselves and also how others would risk their lives to rescue as many people as possible. It was not just a sad story, but it was also very funny (at times) and very eye-opening. Deepwater Horizon¬†also gave a sense of family and how wives/husbands, friends and family members were very worried.

Something that I got from watching the movie was all the acts of true heroism. The people who were a part of this tragedy (sadly) showed real courage, leadership, and most importantly heroism. I would definitely watch this movie all over again if I had the chance to. A word I would use to describe it is… thriller. There is no other word for it! I found it very amazing how some people can be completely selfless and put others before themselves.


I am not the only one who thinks this is an outstanding movie and certainly one to watch! Here are some reviews from other people in the movie review industry:

  • “Will make you believe in the power of the human spirit.” – Jenna Busch
  • “A powerful film about bravery and survival.” – Dave Morales
  • “A profoundly moving survival tale.” – Chris Bumbray
  • “One of the most important films of the year.” – Mark S. Allen

Dylan O’Brien as Caleb Holloway in Deepwater Horizon.

Deepwater Horizon is a very well made movie, that will interest you a lot! It is an amazing movie you will not regret watching. I give it five out five stars, it was a movie that never faded away from the reality of the issue. But it still managed to incorporate other important factors (laughter, family, and action) into it as well. It perfectly portrayed the catastrophe that happened in 2010. It also clearly portrayed that when we lose focus and put money as our first priority we as humans can be our own destruction in regards to the antagonist that was the cause of the incident. It also conveys that we as humans can do much more, and be the heroes that save many other lives other than just ourselves.


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