as i was reading this book, i thought to myself; "what a great movie this would make". it didn't disappoint, even though the neither the dirk pitt nor the al giordino characters looked remotely like i had pictured them. i think what made the movie so enjoyable was the way they took the plot elements from the book and reshuffled them so that things happened differently from the way i expected them to. sometimes it was just the sequence of events, and sometimes completely new scenarios replaced things from the book. altogether a fun ride.
as we were leaving, i glanced at the screen to notice that one of the co-directors was named carlos santana. no idea if it is the same one who makes a guitar cry.