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,
Written August 02, 2015
There were some really cool moves by the people in the circus however about 30 minutes into the movie it became really slow, soothing music making your drowsy. The makeup was awesome as well as the costumes. The 3D was a disappointment and in fact sometimes I couldnt even tell there was any 3D involved. I think this was because there was so much happening on the screen they had to take pictures from a distance therefore the people looked like minatures.
The water scenes were realistic and I dodged a couple of times when the 3D was working well. I would say the best part was the multi wheels turning at once with multiple people performing and not falling off and the best 3D experience was at the end with the close up of the embrace.
The crowd was varied ages and not a lot of kids.
Written October 09, 2015
I am so happy that the wonder, beauty, and unbelievable technical stage wizardry of the Las Vegas Cirque shows has been captured and made available to a larger audience! When I went to see Ka, it broke my heart that it was not available as a DVD. The obstacles of getting to Las Vegas combined with the ticket prices being pretty stiff made the show unapproachable to all but a few. At least this way many, many people have an opportunity to enjoy these folks' art!
Written February 07, 2016
I felt like a little kid in Paris at a circus, I almost feel like I spoiled going to the real show in las vegas but its a definite "go see it". :)
Written February 05, 2016
When the movie started, it had a kind of Alice in Wonderland quality to. A young girl attending the circus falls for an aerialist at first sight, but when their eyes meet he misses a swing and begins to fall to the ground. But rather than a deadly impact, the ground turns to quicksand, sucking him and, and the girl chases after. The premise seems spectacular until you get to the meat of the story. While the scenes that were filmed specifically of the girl on her search for the aerialist are quite good and interesting, the film is roughly stitched together with scenes from other Cirque du Soleil performances that have absolute zero connection to the storyline. Chunks at a time you are introduced to long, drawn out scenes with no context and no appearance of the main characters. It's just filler. Beautiful filler, of course, but the fact that it's such a jarring transition from the narrative, it really takes away from the skill of the performers and the movie just falls apart.