Written September 20, 2014
"Worlds Away" is a compilation of some of the best bits of the Vegas Cirque du Soleil shows. It has a light framing story that consists of a couple of characters gazing at everything that happens in mild amazement. You get to see the cube juggling from "Mystere," the synchronized swimming and contortionists from "O," the nonsense that is "Beatles: Love," the awesome trampoline stuff from the Elvis show, and the wild lavish scenery of "Ka." Only "Ka" suffers from being seen up close -- the rest of it is amazing to see in 3D and occasional slow motion. When you see the shows live, you don't get to observe the beautiful dance technique and the details of the routine the way you do in the cinema. So if acrobatic stuff entertains you, go see it. Bits are tedious and silly. Don't try to follow the plot -- it's Cirque du Soleil.
Written August 27, 2014
I am a long-time Cirque fan - I've been to many of their shows throughout the years and was extremely enthusiastic about seeing this. I have to say though that I'm glad to have seen it but would never consider buying it and actually... I almost fell asleep during it.
Some of the acrobatics are simply amazing, as is to be expected of cirque. However, the mash-up of many of the Vegas shows into one made this extremely disjointed. Unlike the live experiences where you're sucked into the event, this one was hard to follow and allowed time for your mind to wander. I'm embarrassed to admit that I almost fell asleep during some of the water routines, as they droned on way too long. One of the things I love so much about live Cirque shows is that they are so involved - you have almost sensory overload trying to follow it all, but love the challenge. This instead forced you to see what the producer decided with tunnel vision, which I think really took something precious away.
Written October 23, 2014
If you are expecting the usual Cirque du Soleil presentation of a taped version of one of their shows be prepared to be astonished.
The cinematography is wonderful and really adds something to the performances that you can't get in a live performance, yet it does not take away from the Cirque magic. There are moments when you feel like your are watching the show and others where you feel that you have become part of the show.
Highly recommended for fans of of Cirque and those that have never seen a show.
Written October 02, 2014
It was a beautiful show. A front seat view of Cirque du Soleil. Don't expect a movie full of dialogue and plot etc. This is the many different Cirque's woven together in a theme. It was amazing. However it made me want to see the real thing. I have my tickets to see "Totem"- can't wait!! My 12year old son thought it was awesome too.
Written October 22, 2014
The performance of this 3D viewing was superb and brilliantly presented. The story line was a very good lead in the direction that the story was going with a finally that was a fitting end to the story.