It Was Just Supposed To Be Another Day At Work
So what happens when you show up to work and the professionals that are supposed to make sure you can safely do you job..don't do theirs?
Well, aside from operating out of compliance with tons of regulations..people's lives are put at risk for nothing than a company's greedy pockets.
That's what Mike Williams(Mark Wahlberg) and his crew encounter when they arrive to an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, one sunny day.
Mike and his crew show up to maintain an already successful oil rig, but are met with pressing deadlines from big wigs investors demanding more oil without the guaranteeing the safety of the rig.
Now this tidbit serves up red flags for members of the crew because they realize the potential error of hasty work on an unsafe rig.
The events that follow in the film try their best to retell the story of the horror that was experienced on that fateful day.
It's Not Looking Too Good From Here Boss
There are a number of quality cast members in this film, especially one by the name of John Malkovich. He plays Donald Vidrine, a high rolling investor that sounds like he was born in the swamps of Louisiana.
Malkovich's performance in the film is a testament to the greed and lack of compassion that some of these big wigs have for this land and little cogs like us that support their wealth.
It's people like Vidrine that put their own gains over the health and safety of others.
The sad thing about this whole matter, aside from the fact that several people are injured is that the ocean is still feeling the effects from this catastrophic oil spill.
After Watching, Deepwater Horizon...
I'm going to say that I knew this movie was going to be good, but I didn't know it was going to hit me in the feels. There's a lot of quality performances in it from the likes of Wahlberg, Malkovich, Russell and many others, but it's the drama aboard the vessel that really brings it all together.
We've all had deadlines and felt the pressure to bend rules just to get things done in time, but fortunately, most of us haven't had to face consequences as grave as these individuals.