Deepwater Horizon is one of the most underrated films of 2016, but for those of us that saw it, we saw a bond between an actor and a director beginning to churn out greatness. Lone Survivor, Deepwater, and now Patriots Day have teamed Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg in intense stories that are timely, human, and powerful. The Boston Marathon bombing was, in many ways, the best we can hope for in this war against senselessness. An entire city rallied instantly in the face of a horrific act and the fear that more was to come, and-in the end-played out on every TV in the country, the teamwork produced justice. Boston strong, man. And I’m a Yankees fan, so that takes a lot! Patriots Day is getting a select cities release to qualify it for awards season, but will open wide January 13, 2017.
The Boston Marathon Bombings are still raw. While nowhere near as impactful on the national psyche as 9/11 (about which only Paul Greengrass’ United 93 has done homage on film), the bombings were a visceral reminder of the new age in which we live. The subsequent manhunt and the spirit of Boston in the face of adversary deserve the kind of treatment Berg gave the crew of the Deepwater Horizon. It’s so soon, but with the roll Berg’s on, with the aid of an outstanding cast, 2017 may start out with something special. Patriots Day opens January 13, 2017. For a plot synopsis from IMDB read below.
An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Patriots Day opens January 13, 2017.