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Save us Marky Mark

Deepwater Horizon is being made into a movie, and it looks disastrously good.

In 2010, the devastating explosion on an oil rig about 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coastline killed 11 workers, injured 17 and leaked an estimated 130 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Now, the largest environmental disaster in United States history is getting the Hollywood treatment, with stars Mark Wahlberg and Kate Hudson leading the film.

The trailer has all of the usual disaster movie elements — ominous music, a buff hero, and a creepy story from a little girl about “dinosaurs in the ground.”

What’s different is this very simple fact: This tragedy really did happen, and it doesn’t seem like we ever learned the right lessons.