Reviews and Problems with Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away
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Great visual experience!
dgrace, Warner Bros
6 January 2014
Summary: This troupe and the movie they produced are just incredible. I've probably watched this three times in the last month and have not begun to tire of it. Have recommended it to a few friends already.
Pros: Entertaining, Great Cinematography, High Production Value, Original
One of the best entertainment 3D blu rays that we have in our library
22 March 2013
Excerpt: My wife and I watched this tonight. I cannot begin to describe how great this 3D blu ray is. I would not try to insult this feature with the words that I have in my vocabulary. I can only say, if you are sitting on the fence about buying this, then go ahead and make the jump to get it. You will not be sorry. When we started watching this, the 3D was superb from the start to the end. You cannot say that this feature is predictable, because it isn't.
Excerpt: I will start this review the way I felt when I first saw it in the movie theater... 1. You have to LOVE Cirque Du Soleil. Not just "like"...you have to love them. 2. Don't spend even one second trying to analyse the plot. It's about a young woman who is mesmerized with a young male aerialist and she tries to find him again when they are separated. Everything else are sections of different Las Vegas Cirque shows and even in their entirety don't always make sense.
Summary: Cirque du Soleil: World’s Away (2012) A young couple are separated and must travel through the wonderful and mystical world of “Cirque du Soleil,” determined to be reunited, all in the magic of 3-D. It’s basically the best bits of a bunch of the Cirque shows (they use eight different Cirque shows including Love and Ka) interwoven with a very thin story line. It's a film, though, that is very beautiful and worth seeing in 3-D.
Summary: I'm not into worshipping the sun (which is what the paganistic "Circus of the Sun" is all about, hence the dark sometimes frightening costumes and of course the name). I've been to three Cirque du Soleil shows and seen five of their movies. Bad camera angles (missing heads etc and not panning out to get full shots of acrobats) makes this movie crap.
Summary: This movie is as close to the real thing as you can get, many shows rolled into one spectacular show. Some ways you get to see more than going to a live show, but that said it is not going to be as good as being there, but still very close :)
Summary: What a heart stopping film. There are no special effects just raw talent.There is not much story,it is just there to connect the acts.Some of the best parts are in slow motion which show just how risky and hard they are.It is not a movie as such but a stage show. If you want to see some of the best acts from the Cirque du Soleil then this is a must see. Enjoyed it.
Amazing - especially if you've already seen a Cirque show
20 March 2013
Conclusion: I have seen reviews good and bad for this movie on the web. We were lucky enough to see KA in Las Vegas a couple of months ago, so the format (a 90 minute film featuring extracts from most of the Cirque shows currently running in Vegas, tenuously linked by a wafer-thin plot) suited us just fine - it was fantastic to revisit the breathtaking scale and majesty of KA, as well as seeing highlights from the other huge Cirque shows.
Conclusion: The experience of witnessing a Cirque du Soleil production for real can be an exhilarating one. Sadly, it really does not translate to the big screen. The efforts of director Adamson to jazz it up with 3D still does not do it justice, while his Alice in Wonderland plot linking up several of the Las Vegas shows is lame indeed. The sheer invention and spectacle gains it a few brownie points.