Written January 29, 2015
Uses elements and magic from many Cirque shows to weave a beautiful narrative. If you haven't seen a Cirque show, this is an inexpensive way to experience some of Cirque's magic. I've seen several Cirque shows and I'll outline what I liked and disliked about the movie:
The ability to see details and perspectives missing from the audience of a live Cirque show.
The ability to zoom over and through the action.
Much more sense of individual character and performance detail.
Less flow. Part of the Cirque magic is the ability to experience the flow of incredible performances. There were many times when the camera cuts pulled me away from something I wanted to see or otherwise interrupted the flow.
Not enough big picture: The focus on individual and tight shots, deprived me of one of the things I love best about Cirque: the feeling of being overwhelmed at the totality and collective artistry of the troop on stage.
Net: Worth seeing!
Written January 25, 2015
Worlds Away was spectacular and much more than I expected. I bought 13 tickets for my three girls, their husbands and all my grandchildren to see it. My grandkids range in age from 8 to 22 and they throughly enjoyed the film. If given the chance they all we would love to see a live show after seeing this wonderful movie.
Written September 01, 2015
I feel this was great experience. Some best pieces of some of Cirque's bet shows. I just wish there had been more. I also felt it was unfinished. The was a bit inconclusive I loved slow motion and different angles then one can ever see at the live show. And love the live showshad beem more. I also felt tt was unfinished. The was a bit iinconusive
Written May 06, 2015
Loved it! Especially in 3D. I"m a huge Cirque junkie and have been to so many different shows locally and in Vegas. This movie combines the best of all of them, only you feel like you are really there since it's on a big screen.
If you are a huge Cirque fan or want to know what the real Cirque is all about, this is the show to see. You will get a really good feel at a fraction the cost of the real show.
Loved it and will probably go back.
By the way, my new favorite movie theatre is the Roosevelt Complex. Fabulous. Really comfortable seats, 20 theatres and sign up for the Icon Extras program for free. You can get movies after they have been our a couple weeks for $6 each. Bargain.
Written August 03, 2015
I took my 6 year old grandniece and she was underwhelmed which means I was underwhelmed. She is a dancer so I had hoped it would be fascinating to her..... she liked it - but instead of talking about it afterwards, she moved on. Quickly.
The 3D wasn't that impressive (may have been the theater) and the storyline was senseless.
Go if you have never seen Cirque Du Soleil before.