Written August 29, 2015
You do not have to have seen any other Cirque shows to enjoy the movie, but if you have seen any I think you may enjoy the movie more. For me,too many of the Cirque de Soleil shows are very impressive circus shows. It's shows like Ka that I like the most because of the story line and the action around it. In Worlds Away there is a story that links the action and gives it a goal. Parts of various shows are woven around the central story line. These are performed on the specialized stages built for the various shows. One of the significant differences between viewing the movie and being in the audience at the various shows is that in the movie you get camera perspectives you do not get in the auditorium of the show--close-ups and views from above. But, from the auditorium the size of things and the control of sound in the room (as in Ka) are not reproduced in the movie. The duet, between the girl and the Aerialist, at the end with the forest scene from Ka was very moving.
Written November 27, 2015
We had already seen a live version of Cirque De Soleil and that was eye riveting. The movie was wonderful and I was very impressed! My over all experience went well except for when we got there. We bought our tickets online through Fandango so we would not have to stand in line. As it turned out we had to stand in line for 20 minutes and the line for the box office, at any given moment, was no more than 5 people. It was my opinion that the theater was not prepared for the people who had online tickets. When we arrived at the theater, there was a sign above each door telling you which door you should go through if you had online tickets and a door that specified box office. Apparently both doors were for online tickets and the box office was clear to the left. Some other customers and myself were left wondering why we even bothered to buy the tickets online. Although that was a minor irritant, the movie was great and we enjoyed it very much!
Written May 03, 2016
When I learned it was a love story I was a little bit worried but t ended up being AMAZING! It makes you really want to go see a Cirque Du Soleil show! Amazing costumes and props, and the 3D was great too! Too bad it was only one showing. They need to make more movies like this. There was no speaking in the movie, but it didn't need it! It told a weird yet somewhat emotional story. Everyone of all ages would really enjoy it!
Written October 10, 2015
way different than seeing it in person, but still very enjoyable. i'm going to see it again! the first time my 6 year old grandson went and he didn't like it much at the beginning. he was ready to leave. he wasn't thrilled with the 3d aspect , but he liked most of it. he said his favorite part was the warriors. we took him to a live show recently and he really enjoyed that. my favorite part is the men and the wheel. i saw that in a live show and that was so exciting! i'm glad it was in the movie. my 11 year old grand daughter went to the live show and loved it, and will see the 3d movie with me. i liked it enough that i gave tickets for christmas to some cirque loving family members, and they loved it! every cirque show that i've seen is breath taking.
Written January 07, 2013
Too much focus on costumes and pageantry and not enough of the physical stunts (for lack of a better word) that are awe-inspiring and so much fun to watch. Still worth seeing but their Dralion production has many more "wow" moments. I prefer a straight taping of one of their shows as opposed to this compilation.