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Deepwater Horizon Trailer: Is BP Smarter Than This 5th-Grader Who Understands Why Oil Rigs Explode?

Much like how oil rigs attempt to contain rushing liquid in a pressurized structure, Deepwater Horizon will compress history’s worst manmade natural disaster into a neat two-and-a-half hour movie. Directed by Peter Berg, whose Battleship made him an expert in gunk in the water, Deepwater Horizon stars Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, and Gina Rodriguez, among others. The film chronicles the 2010 explosion at the eponymous BP oil rig, the environmental effects of which are still being felt today. So, basically, Deepwater Horizon is some pretty heavy stuff. The film’s trailer, however, is slightly less heavy stuff; for example, Wahlberg compares himself to Dora the Explorer, an image that is decidedly cute.

Watch the First Trailer for Deepwater Horizon