If I were ranking my top 10 favorite movie posters of all time, I'm pretty confident this would make its way into at least the lower half of that list.
The movie itself is a major disappointment.
If your a fan of monster movies that take place at sea, watch this. You'll enjoy it. I tend to prefer the more explicitly underwater monster movies, like Leviathan or (the aptly named, and essentially the same movie as Leviathan anyways) Underwater, but this film has enough of that element to qualify.
The characters are juuust interesting enough to keep you invested, and the monster is not only pretty weird and cool to begin with, but gets a bit of…
with commentary by Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. They talk a lot about the book vs. reality vs. the movie. Interesting stuff from the movie-making level, historical level, and there's a fun vibe between the two.
This is Soderbergh's Rashomon: what is the truth when you can't tell the difference between your own lies and what really happened? Whitacre can't keep track of all his lies, and neither can the FBI, nor us. Who knows? Nobody knows.