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Deepwater Horizon movie

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by LineInTheSand, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    I picked up this movie today.... I saw it in theaters but I had to have it in 4K.

    I figured it made sense to throw my DWH coins in the photo too.

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    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    Took my wife to see it when it came out. Unusual that she staid up for the whole movie. As a mother of a Son who has an unlimited license she said on the way out "He is not doing that". Challenge Coins (pins) are great. He is also LTJG Navy so he has that for his mother to worry about.
     
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    Decent movie, but typically over-dramatized
     
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    I wonder if the people who lived through it would say it was over dramatized? Not sure how you can add enough drama to such a life threatening situation.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    I'm assuming you were associated with the initial incident or the resulting spill?
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    I'm amazed that more people didn't die.

    I'm not sure much can be said about it being over dramatized. Some of the back stories could change to add more connection with the characters. Maybe explosions were less extreme? If you watch the footage, I'm not so sure it wasn't as dramatic (at least, when considering the destruction) as it appears.

    I appreciated how they avoided the politics of the spill. The story was about the people, as it should have been.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Some of the Coast Guard folks in the movie were actual Coasties. There was even audio (interview on TV in the movie) that involved a guy I worked with (the interview was from the spill).

    I spent the month after the accident at the National Incident Command, in DC. I was deployed to the Unified Area Command in Louisiana the following month. A week or two after I left, they stopped the leak.
     
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