A wonderful movie that will live until the Human race die out. It's hard to believe this beautiful work of art was created in 1972. It has a brilliant and wonderful emotional impact on me every time. Great acting from every single actor and not a moment when it's obvious they are acting. Magnificent directing, set design and special effects. This is one of my top 10 favourite films.
What's wonderful is that it takes about hour an hour until the wave hits and that's great because every character gets introduced and you can tell how they will be throughout the movie and how they will change. The religious side of the movie is beautiful and heartbreaking. The music is brilliant and superb for it's time thanks to John Williams.
If ever they remake this movie again they really need to capture the spirit and put it in a box and release it into the new footage of the remake so it has a brilliant emotional impact on the audience just like it did in 72.
Another brilliant thing is that the title actually has two meanings, one being the adventure of escaping a capsized and sinking ship and the other being the adventure of escaping the danger of the Greek God of the Sea "Poseidon". Even though realistically it was a rogue wave and not some evil whip of a staff that caused the wave to knock the ship over.
A wonderful film that I will show to my children by force even if they don't want to see it. 10/10. 100%