December 27, 2012
Excellent Entertainment But NOWHERE Near The Experience Live.
I've seen all the Cirque shows excerpted here by Cameron, as well as others, and all of them live and in person. In fact, I've seen some of them many times. While this film maker does them justice here, frankly, Cirque's own boxed set is FAR better and much more entertaining. Still, there's really no substitute for the experience that's more worthy than that offered by the big screen and its sophisticated, sound engineered, theaters to be found at most movie venues. That's the value here as far as I'm concerned. The attempt at tying all the shows together with some common plot thread was just a dismal failure as far as I'm concerned. Rene DuPere's greatest score, "Alegria" is VERY noticeably missing. Still, it's worth a ticket price, especially if you can avoid the 3D version, since all that does is wash out the vividness of the color, clarity and brightness of the image. 3D brings nothing of value justifying the added ticket cost. See it though. This one's far from disappointing
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