Deepwater Horizon also stars Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, and Dylan O’Brien. Catch the spill in theaters September 30.
Last updated on March 17th, 2017 at 10:40 pm
Wahlberg The Oil Explora’
If you love Mark Wahlberg covered in crude oil, then you might enjoy the first teaser trailer for Deepwater Horizon. The film is based on the real life events of the worst oil spill in U.S. history that took place in 2010. The $401 milion oil rig that found itself at the bottom of the ocean floor was called Deepwater Horizon. The spill lasted approximately 3 months before it was finally plugged causing immense amounts of damage to the environment and repercussions we are still feeling today.
Judging by the this initial Deepwater Horizon trailer, the film will seek to dive deeper into the events that took place in the lives of the oil spill victims. Mark Wahlberg’s character, Mike Williams is a Transocean engineer who survives the horrific incident. You can learn a little more about the event in this short 60 Minutes Interview with Mike Williams by clicking this link.
Deepwater Horizon Thoughts
The Deepwater Horizon trailer focuses on Mike Williams’ relationship with his daughter as she plainly explains her father’s drilling job using a soda can. In her small illustration, she describes oil as a “monster” right before the soda can explodes foreshadowing the oil rigs fate. The trailer then intensifies as it shows flashes of the accident and the oil rig burning.
The film seems to fit within other historical films such as World Trade Center, American Sniper and Argo. Although they tend to fabricate certain aspects, I personally tend to enjoy films based on historical facts. Deepwater Horizon looks to be another intense historical drama that will surely get the blood pumping. I’m most excited to see Mark Wahlberg in a more serious role. I never bothered to watch Transformers: Age of Extinction or Daddy’s Home. I prefer the more captivating side of Wahlberg, although he can be pretty funny.