Deepwater Horizon (PG)
Directed by: Peter Berg
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson, Ethan Suplee.
The pitch: A crew on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico must deal with massive explosions and raging fires that threaten their lives. The film is based on a true story.
The formula: Drill deep into “Hellfighters.” Turn things over with “Poseidon.” Cap the explosion of “Lone Survivor.”
Go see it: Even if you think you know the whole story, this film puts a human spin on the events.
Don’t go see it: If you prefer to talk about the impact that the real event had on the ecology.
The first time: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn were an item at one time. He was around when Hawn’s daughter, Kate Hudson, was growing up. But “Deepwater Horizon” is the first feature film where the two have worked together.