Written September 29, 2016
Wonderful movie and I encourage moviegoers to see it. Having been to five Cirque du Soleil live performances, this was really, really good but not as spectacular as the live performance. That being said, this is worth seeing. The cameras caught angles a live audience would never see, like from above the performers. The storyline is wonderful and the performers are simply the best in the world. I urge everyone to see this movie.
Written October 01, 2016
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 July 23, 2016
The live show tickets are always so expensive, and I can see why, but I finally had an opportunity to see what I have been missing. Beautiful! The 3-D was awesome! Just a spectacular performance to behold. "Go see, you won't be disappointed."
Written August 27, 2016
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 September 25, 2016
The only thing that could have made this movie better was an IMAX screen! Seeing Cirque on the big screen is an experience all it's own. Love it live, love it on screen. Cirque du Soleil is the best entertainment to date.