Written August 28, 2016
A sampler of different Cirque shows, spliced together to make a movie. No overriding plot, but excellent visuals showing the grace and athleticism of the performers. Sit back and just take in the visual beauty.
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 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 September 30, 2016
We saw it the first time in Las Vegas during Cirque Week and liked it so much that we went again with the Grandsons ages 5 and 7. The seven year old gave it two thumbs up and the 5 year old was mezmerized but evidently not impressed. If you like acrobatics and/or Cirque you will really like the moie.
Written August 24, 2016
I have been to many performances and think this cinematic rendition was terrific and worth going to see. The wonderful part is that they included several of their ongoing performances so any viewer who has not seen the Cirque du Soleil in person can witness the magnitude and perfection of performances of so many extremely talented people.