Lone Survivor director Peter Berg helmed this docudrama about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The film depicts the challenges that Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and the rest of the rig's crew faced as they fought for survival. Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich co-star.~Daniel Gelb
This is a nail-biter. Even though one may know what's coming if they followed the news when the event occurred it still packs a wallop. The mostly accurate telling of what went down for how things went up grabs the viewer early on. Well drawn characters engage in tense, often reserved and rapid dialog that lends an aura of realism to the proceedings. The image is full of fine detail and color. The 4K made me almost feel the mud on the actors. Sound-wise there are no shortcomings when things go BOOM.
Surprisingly, a movie about a semi-submersible, mobile, floating, dynamically positioned drilling rig (spoilers) exploding, is fast paced and action packed. Undoubtedly though, the main reason to own this film is for the mesmerizing and enthralling Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The sound is constantly bouncing around the room from start to finish. Highly recommend.
To know this movie was based on a true story, made me appreciate, and highly respect every worker who follow the quality standards on a daily basis!
I also send forth my deepest condolences to the family members, who lost loved ones during that unfortunate time, for they were our unsung heroes!