Source: @DWHMovie on Twitter

I am a massive Dylan O’Brien fan.  I’m a huge follower of Teen Wolf, but I’m also a huge fan of him breaking free from the role as Stiles Stilinski into blockbuster films showing the dynamic and diverse roles he plays.

I  still have to pinch myself to say that I went to the PREMIERE of Deepwater Horizon at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 13th 2016.  Now I won’t spoil the film for you, but I highly recommend seeing the movie when it comes out on September 30th. Not just for Dylan, but for ALL the aspects of the movie.  The story line takes you on a journey to the biggest oil spill in history that happened in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2010.  You know exactly how the disaster ends before watching the movie, but I was curious on how they told the story in the film. The suspense was almost too much to take to see the characters go through such a tragedy.

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Cast of Deepwater Horizon (minus Dylan O’Brien)

Dylan O’Brien’s first scene features a dramatic look up to the camera covered in oil on his face as he’s working on the deck.  I was blown away by his accent.  I was not expecting it at all.  It wasn’t like I was watching “Dylan O’Brien playing a character”, he WAS the character.  It wasn’t Stiles Stilinski or Thomas from the Maze Runner.  He was respected as a high profile actor alongside Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russel, and Gina Rodriguez.  In my opinion (which a lot of people were wondering), Dylan didn’t get as much air time as the other characters (still a lot though), but he was still a HUGE significance in the story line.  He brought his acting game once again to compel the viewers in a heroic way.

img_1763 Dylan’s name in the credits for Deepwater Horizon

Rewinding back to the premiere screening at TIFF, Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and Gina Rodriguez attended. The director, Peter Berg, acknowledged that Dylan wasn’t able to attend, and said “He’s a very special and important part of our team.”  The Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto was filled with cheering fans and film lovers at the end of the movie.




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