Thursday, March 9, 2017

Deepwater Horizon

An old oil drilling hand (Kurt Russell) and an electrician (Mark Wahlberg) aboard the ill-fated title rig censure the avaricious brass at BP (composited in the form of an evil Cajun accented John Malkovich) for cutting corners just before going up in towering blazes in the noted and historic disaster of 2010. Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon goes to great and probably unnecessary technical lengths before exploding into catastrophe and even greater confusion but still very well done in an old fashioned manner with a game cast and seems a world apart from big disaster oriented blockbusters of the same ilk.
*** 1/2 out of ****