Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
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. Written by
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Graham McGinnis who plays the Coast Guard Lieutenant is an actual active duty Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer stationed at USCG Airstation New Orleans. See more »
During the movie, several views are made of the moon pool, where the riser top is supported by the Riser Tensioner cables. On a Semi Submersible rig, the Riser is anchored to the top of the BOP, on the seabed, and thus fixed with regards to the floating Rig. When the Riser is connected, the compensators hold the Riser via the Riser tensioner cables. The Rig is floating, following the heave. During the shots from the moon pool, you can see the cables holding the riser, but everything is absolutely still. See more »
I will keep this short as most aspects have already been covered.
In short, this was a terrible film. It could have been fantastic, but instead of focusing on the massive political, economic and environmental issues that followed the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the film focuses solely on the life of riggers and the explosions. Lot's of explosions. There is really nothing to this film... just a load of way over the top special effects with flashes, shaky camera action, explosions and whatnot.
To make it worse, the camera is zoomed in - making it almost impossible to tell what is happening... although, it was probably just some piece of the rig blowing up.
Additionally, the dialogue was absolutely rubbish! There was no depth or substance to it - all that we were fed was how stupid BP is. To top it off, the characters all sounded like African American gangsters, even though most of the cast was white!
Finally, for some reason, the director decided to play a list of the 11 victims that lost their lives in the accident... fine, but he chose to do so at the end of the film, most of which died in the initial blast and therefore one is left wondering, "hmm, who was that again?".
If you are looking for an interesting, well-thought out and dynamic plot, turn away! This film is for people who do not have a thought of their own and just want to watch some things blow up.
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