Let’s take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.
From director Peter Berg, the hero who brought us Friday Night Lights, we now have the big screen story of the crew of Deepwater Horizon – oil drillers party to one of the biggest cluster fucks of environmental disasters we are likely to ever see in our lifetime. It’s a little hard to make a hero story out of an event that basically poisoned a large portion of water and killed a lot of aquatic life – but Berg seems to have done it with this one. His directing career’s been hit or miss with flicks like Lone Survivor (75%) and the aforementioned Friday Night Lights (81%) mixed in with crap like Battleship (34%) and Hancock (41%). Don’t get me wrong, I love Berg, but critics haven’t been so warm on him all the time.
Deepwater Horizon, though, is trending the right direction. It is currently sitting at 84% with 25 reviews counted. That’s a great start, and I don’t expect it to dip all that much throughout the week. It’s just a shame we need to have this kind of source material.