Voices: Montague

‘Deepwater Horizon’ film likely sacrifices real safety discussion for Hollywood tropes

‘I doubt the movie will examine anything similar to Béla Lipták’s technical analysis or remedies,’ says Jim Montague.

By Jim Montague
Oct 6, 2016

You may already know the Deepwater Horizon movie is opening on Sept. 30. By the time you read this, you may have seen it. I hope it does the tragedy and victims some justice, but I’m doubtful. At first, I was pleased to see a reminder and hopefully some commemoration of the blowout, fire and explosion on April 20, 2010, that killed 11 workers, injured 17 others, and befouled and poisoned a large part of the Gulf of Mexico.

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