Release date:January 10, 2017
Studio:Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate)
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for prolonged intense disaster sequences and related disturbing images, and brief strong language)
Screenwriters:Matthew Sand, Matthew Carnahan
Starring:Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O’Brien, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson
Deepwater Horizon, finally a movie with some character development! I know, I know, a film with Mark Walhberg that has a well developed character? Yes! (Anyone see “Shooter”? Yeah, great character.)
So one the things that makes this film worth a watch is that we are introduced to several interesting, well thought out characters. All of whom interact with each other art various points. We have John Malkovich, Kurt Russell, Mark Walhberg, Kate Hudson, and Gina Rodriguez, as well as several others.
We start out the film with a touching introduction to Mike Williams (Mark Walhberg) family, loving wife and lovey daughter. In this part of the film we are shown a bit of a montage of several of the main characters lives. I really appreciated this part because, unlike a number of films out today, this allows us too really care about these people. They are “real” if you will. This is so important because as the film goes on you find yourself fighting with and for these characters.