Cameron-quality 3D at the service of Cirque du Soleil magic

By ppeyret
Written December 22, 2012
Extraordinary 90mns of the most acrobatic and visually stunning numbers by the Cirque du Soleil in multiple Vegas venues. All filmed at creative angles and close ups by James Cameron's team of 3D wizards. Perfect also for non-English speakers, if you have family visiting from abroad during the holiday.
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Disappointed

By bevbar14
Written December 22, 2012
I brought my 10-year-old granddaughter who hid in my arms during much of the movie. I do not recommend it for kids. It was mostly dark and scary. I had hoped it would be upbeat. Toward the end, we liked the Beatles music and dance. But earlier, music was in minor key, faces on the screen were angry or sad and we did not understand or follow the story through much of the movie. I have seen several Cirques live, all of which I loved, even bought the music and tapes (yes, tapes, from 1992 Las Vegas show). I appreciated the talent and hard work and excerpts in this movie, as taken from other shows, especially "O." Missed much of the connection to the basic story.
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If you're even remotely interested in Cirque du Soleil this movie is completely worth your time and money.

By DawnTully
Written December 23, 2012
The two best things about this movie were the closeups and the slow motion, the third best thing was several of their shows were incorporated into one story for the movie. The action in a live show is very fast and dramatic, it was wonderful to see the foot placements, the hand holds and releases, the seemingly physically impossible feats up close and slow enough to grasp the action. The viewer who may not be familiar with Cirque du Soleil gets a terrific opportunity to see the amazing costumes and hear the original music from several shows. Of course visuals leave you breathless as is true with the live shows. The only negative was having to wear the 3D glasses which are uncomfortable for me, and overall we were of the mind that the 3D did not enhance the movie enough to make it worthwhile. Other than that this show is a must, children and adults together will be mesmerized.
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Outstanding

By billpfaff
Written December 23, 2012
We have seen two live Cirque shows and loved both. Accordingly, I think both venues have their advantage. Seeing Cirque live is truly an experience but the movie allows you to see it from perspectives that live can't offer. Things like aerial shots and slow motion among others truly offer a different view. We'll continue to go see live shows but if they come out with another movie we'll be front and center to see it. Finally, as always the talent of the participants is unquestionable. The dedication of these people to master their talents is mind boggling,
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This is AWESOME!!!! GO!!!

By SUGARLAKES
Written December 31, 2012
This is SO beyond "so-so"..I've been to Cirque several times. Not having the multi -hundreds of dollars it costs to sit front row I have sat in the "cheap seats"($100). If you want to be able to see the real artistry with a" front row seat you are there" feel go to this. I enjoyed it better than the real thing. It was the best of any number of shows from Vegas. For aerialists making catches on equipment or with each other you get close-ups sometimes in slo-mo so that you can see the danger and beauty of it. You get underwater shots that you can't see live. The 3D doespn't jump out at youI It gives the sets the depth and feel of being there. You want to applaud after each scene. For $10 (bargain matinee) I didn't have to fight traffic, pay for parking or use binoculars to see anything up close. I will go back and see it again. This is a great way to see Crique if you never have. None of the stunts these artisits do is easy. Appreciate how much training it takes. GO!!
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