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
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: 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.
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.
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.
Amazing - especially if you've already seen a Cirque show
23 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.