I usually don't write reviews but saw mostly negative reviews on hereso far and that ain't right.
It is not a perfect movie and it's not artsy, or profound. However itis very entertaining, has wide appeal, will make you laugh, have you onthe edge of your seat and might even make you cry. It's a slow build atthe beginning but the tension soon rises and you will then be hooked.The effects appear to be realistic and mostly practical made with aproduction value that appears to be one of the most expensive filmsever made (which alone is impressive given it is not a sequel orsuperhero movie).
Mark Wahlberg works as an everyman lead, but it is Kurt Russel whosteals the show. Maybe the performance of his career, and the strongestaspect of the film in my opinion. Malkovich is also amazing as thevillain, stealing every scene he is in. The two of them along with theincredible story done with top notch sets, effects and sound is exactlywhy you have to pay the money to see this on the biggest screenpossible.
If you need a film to be a character study or you want senseless actionfrom start to finish then you might be one of the people who isdisappointed. But if you are looking for a gripping story with greattension and action that can be enjoyed by a wide range then go see thisfilm.
Deepwater Horizon (2016) 1080p YIFY Movie
Deepwater Horizon (2016) 1080p
A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
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The Synopsis for Deepwater Horizon (2016) 1080p
In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history.
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Reviewed byaudiodave_82Vote: 9/10/10
I usually don't write reviews but saw mostly negative reviews on hereso far and that ain't right.
"Full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing" could be a summary of thismodern-age disaster movie. In 2010 the "Deepwater Horizon" drilling rigoff the coast of Louisiana failed in spectacular fashion, bursting intoflames and spewing millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf ofMexico in what was the worst oil-spill in American history. MarkWahlberg plays the well-respected electrical 'Mr fixit' Mike Williamson the rig, reporting to the Operations Manager Jimmy Harrell (KurtRussell).
The exploratory project is way-behind and BP are not happy. Big-wigsfrom the company add support to Donald Vidrine, the BP site leader, inapplying mounting pressure on Harrell to press on regardless withoutall the necessary and time-consuming tests by Schlumberger beingcompleted. Rogue numbers in further tests are waved away as 'glitches'.A familiar story of corporate greed and pressure overriding theexpert's better judgment.
When disaster strikes it strikes quickly, with some spectacular andexciting special effects that leave the audience especially hot underthe collar. Female support is provided by the comely Andrea Fleytas(Gina Rodriguez), given the almost impossible job of keeping thefloating bomb on station as chaos reigns about her. As an audience weare back on familiar ground here from classic Irwin Allen disastermovies such as "The Towering Inferno" and "The Poseidon Adventure". Whowill make it, and who won't?
A more telling question here is "Do we care?" and unfortunately for thefilm, the answer is "Not really". This feels a callous thing to saywhen this was a real and recent event and eleven people and astouchingly illustrated at the end of the film in tribute many of themfamily men with young kids, never went home again. But film-wise, weonly really get bought into the fate of Williams, whose back-story,with cute wife (Kate Hudson) and cute daughter (Stella Allen) we get tomeet and sympathize with.
We get a minimalist view of Fleytas's backstory, but only enough toprovide a recurring "Mustang" reference. And that's it. All the othercharacters are just two-dimensional "rig crew": cannon-fodder for thespecial effects team. The screenplay by Matthew Sand and MatthewCarnahan really doesn't deliver enough heft to get us bought in.
While the special effects are good, the sound design isn't, with muchof the dialogue being incomprehensible.
All the acting is fine, with the ever-watchable John Malkovich nicelyportraying the corporate head you love to hate. Wahlberg as welldelivers enough range to make you forget in this "action mode" that hewas also in "Ted". And Rodriguez as a junior lead holds her own againstthe big guns in what is a creditable performance in a big film role forher.
While "Lone Survivor"/"Battleship" director Peter Berg neatly providesan insight into life on and around rigs, and (via subtitles)descriptions of the drilling process which I found interesting, thiscomes down to the sum of a tense build up, an hour of freneticdisaster, and then a whimper of an ending. Where were some of thedramatic scenes of conflict in the congressional hearing that thefilm's opening implies might come? Where are the scenes of ecologicaldisaster and local financial ruin to add emotional angles to the story?None of this is really exploited and the whole concoction comes acrossa bit "meh" as a result. Not a bad film by any means. But not one Iwill remember in a month or two's time.
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In April of 2010, an offshore drilling rig named Deepwater Horizonexploded resulting in the worst oil spill in U. S. History. If you'veread my previous reviews about Eddie the Eagle, Steve Jobs, The BigShort and Spotlight, you know that it's easy to get caught up in thedetails of how much of the story based on actual events really happenedand how much was embellished or altered to make a Hollywood movie.Along the way, I have made a decision to do no research into the factsof the real-life story and just focus solely on the movie itself. Imean, the movie makes no claims to be a historically accuratedocumentary, so I shouldn't hold it to those standards. And this blogisn't about movies being historically accurate when they don'tnecessarily claim to be. It's based on two factors: how accurately themovie is portrayed by its preview, and the likelihood of the moviemaking it to my home collection. With that in mind, here's my review:
Mark Wahlberg plays Mike Williams who works on the drilling rig theDeepwater Horizon. But that's the third thing we learn about Williamsfrom the preview. He's a husband and a father first. He says goodbye tohis family before being flown by helicopter with his crew to the rig.All his daughter wants is a dinosaur fossil. All his wife (Kate Hudson)wants is for him to return safely. Once aboard the rig, an executivenamed Vidrine (John Malkovich) and others from British Petroleum aremore than anxious to commence with drilling. They skip a concrete testand excuse a failed system test. They are already 43 days behind andover budget and will do whatever it takes to not fall further behinddespite Mister Jimmy's (Kurt Russell) stern objections. They shouldhave listened to Mister Jimmy because everyone's worst nightmaresexplode into reality.
Deepwater Horizon marks the reunion of Director Peter Berg and MarkWahlberg who collaborated on Lone Survivor three years ago. It wasnominated for Oscars for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing and won theScreen Actors Guild Award for best stunt team performance. WhileWahlberg has been nominated for his roles in The Fighter and TheDeparted, he's one of those reliable actors who makes smart choices. Ifyou've liked one thing Wahlberg has done, odds are,you'll like themall. Most of them won't get nominated for awards, but they will all beentertaining. Berg is in the same category. He's directed some reallygood movies (Lone Survivor, Battleship, Hancock,The Kingdom), but nonethat would really break into a critic's top 50 list. Like Wahlberg, ifyou enjoyed one of Berg's movies, odds are, you'll at least feel yougot your money's worth with all of them.
From the preview, I said that Deepwater Horizon looked action-packedand visually stunning, but that it also looked predictable with piecesof the rig falling apart or blowing up blocking every turn as Williamsand the survivors try to find a way to escape. I anticipated 3 Starsbut I'm bumping that up to 4.0 Stars. It was exactly as the previewsaid it would be and it was absolutely predictable; however, eventhough you knew what was coming, it was so perfectly executed, it stillshocked you. From the beginning, there was no doubt about the fate ofthe rig as not-so-subtle clues were dropped along the way from hisdaughter's school presentation, to the tie of the executive, to thehelicopter ride to the rig. You knew it was going to happen, but whenit did, it choked the breath right out of you and didn't give it backuntil the very end of the movie. It is worth the money to watch intheatres. Though I'm not sure I'll be owning Deepwater Horizon, I willbe watching it again.