A Must-See Film! “Deepwater Horizon”
On April 20, 2010, one of the largest oil spills happened in the United States causing an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It was caused by a blowout and explosion on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, releasing thousands of gallons of petroleum into the oceans. The disaster killed 11 people and thousands of marine life and land mammals.
Deep Water Horizon was the worst oil spill in U.S. History. Michael ‘Mike’ Williams, and Caleb Holloway, two veterans of the more than 120 drillers onboard, lead the effort to rescue their fellow crew members and stop the leak.
Mark Wahlberg stars in this very powerful film that makes your heart pound and adrenaline pump non-stop throughout this action packed reality.
The sad truth is that Deepwater Horizon actually happened and stays very close to the truth behind the disasterous oil spill. It also shines a light on the fact that another disasterous oil spill like Deep Water Horizon could very well happen at any time considering the thousands of oil rigs currently off the coast of the United States.
The film shows the last moments on the oil rig. Including the actions and decisions of the workers on the rig and a very accurate depiction of how the rig exploded in 2010, which led to one of the largest environmental disasters in human history.
BP is the bad guy in Deepwater Horizon and owns the well, but the drilling operation is run by a company called Transocean. John Malkovich played one of the BP mangers who put pressure on Transocean employees, led by Kurt Russell to cut corners on the project in order to save BP millions of dollars.
The truth after the disaster is that BP had to pay a $20 billion dollar settlement to clean up the spill and another $4 billion in a criminal probe.
Many of the people who survived the incident would not be alive today if it wasn’t for the efforts of Transocean employees, but the film also shows the employees taking quick action when in reality many were unprepared and overwhelmed by the incident in reality.
Deep Water Horizion is a must-see, powerful film. The film’s release could not have been at a more perfect time to bring the public’s awareness to the harmful effects of drilling for oil in our previous oceans and delicate ecosystem.
The recent Shell Oil spill in the Gulf has not been brought up in mainstream media and needs to be addressed in order to stop our dependency on oil and invest to build momentum to clean energy.
The urgency behind this issue is now. This must happen in order to save our future, oceans and marine life from a disasterous future.
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