Written December 23, 2012
It's, just beutiful, it really catches your attention since the beagining and keep you amaze through the hole story. the real 3D expirience makes it feel like your there ! It may not be the same experience that go to see it live, but It sure has some advantages that you coulnd experience live: Like some slow motion shots, were you can appreciate what the artist are doing, some shots from different angles that you couldnt aprpreciate on live expirience, so I really recommend this film to Cirque du Soleil fans, and to does that have never seen it this is a good start !
Written December 23, 2012
So does that make my review less valid or more valid? Maybe if I viewed this, with expectations attached from having seen live performances I might be disappointed, but I really can't imagine how.
I can take or leave 3D with most films, but unlike some reviewers I'd say this is one of those rare movies inwhich the 3D is vital and a real part of the experience.
With no previous "Soleil" experience all I can say is I was wonder struck and awed by this movie. I'd hope a lot of people that perhaps haven't had the opportunity to see Cirque du Soleil do go see this movie.
I'm sure there is a difference between viewing Soleil live, and viewing this movie, but I don't see why people need to discount one experience over the other. Obviously film offers the chance to offer an intimacy and closeness that you might not get live, sitting in an audience. My speculation is that a live performance offers a spotaneous energy from performance that film can't match. Doesn't matter....see both.
Written April 26, 2015
Don't waste your time...boring...slow...nothing like Vegas show....thank God it was short...
lousy 3D effects...dum story line...it was difficult to stay awake!!!....typical mundane circus acts....NOTHING new.....UGH....
Written December 18, 2014
Great! Incredible filming! I have seen many live shows and was blown away with the close up filming and variety of camera angles James Cameron used to create the story! It was wonderful to see performances from angles that one cannot get from sitting in the audience of a live show!
Written December 24, 2012
have been to two Cirque du Soleil shows and they were surreal escapes from the waking world and beyond beautiful. For me they are like someone has come into my night time dream space and plucked out for the world to see the things I can only in a very futile way describe to others. I have no words to describe them. The movie though certainly short of the magic of being there in person was nonetheless amazing! My husband took me yesterday and we both were delighted our favorite movie of the year!