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'Deepwater Horizon' an Emotional Spectacle But Sidesteps Disaster's Impact

This story originally appeared on Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “It was my daddy who tamed the dinosaurs,” the proud daughter of the hero of Deepwater Horizon foreshadows, as her father Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) leaves for his job as chief electronics technician on the doomed rig. As viewers, we already know that those “dinosaurs” that have been compacted over millennia into oil don’t plan to stay tame.
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