The story retells the events that led to the 2010 oil spill. Driller Mike Williams (portrayed by Mark Wahlberg) prepares for three weeks of work on the Deepwater Horizon along with fellow workers Andrea Fleytas (portrayed by Gina Rodriguez) and Jimmy “Mr.Jimmy”Harrell (portrayed by Kurt Russell). Upon their arrival, Mike and Jimmy realize that workers have been sent home thanks to BP employee Donald Vidrine (portrayed by John Malkovich) who wants speed up production so that they can make their deadline. After a questionable test in the drill’s pressure the crew proceed for a long night of work, but what they get instead is the worst oil spill in US history.
There is no denying that Deepwater Horizon was an effective film. Some of the film’s issues, such as the execution of the story and characters, did take away from the overall presentation; but thankfully the likes of performances and direction were able to bring out the best of this biographical motion picture, It may not change the wheel but Deepwater Horizon was still a solid film that did its best to do bring the 2010 incident to the silver screen.