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Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (3D)

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 31 Minutes

“Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” is a 3D movie produced by James Cameron and Andrew Adamson. Mia (Erica Linz) is invited to a small town circus where she falls in love with an acrobat known only as “The Aerialist” (Igor Zaripov). During the show, something happens to The Aerialist and Mia follows him into an unknown fantasy world. As she tries to reunite with her new love, they both encounter several different worlds. Each of these worlds are bits and pieces of the 7 Cirque Du Soleil running in Las Vegas. Does she end up finding The Aerialist again or is her lost forever? You’re going to have to watch “Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” to find out.

Even though I have been to Las Vegas numerous times, I have always wanted to, but never had the chance to, watch a Cirque Du Soleil show. “Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” does a good job of giving me small previews of what each show is mainly about. However, the contrasting themes in the different shows made the movie’s story seem disconnected or incoherent. This was one of the major flaws of “Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” that I noticed the most and the movie seemed to go off on unnecessary tangents to showcase all the shows the company had to offer. Individually, all the shows look awesome and would be a lot of fun to watch, but mashed up in one movie did not work in the movie’s favor.

The visuals and the circus acts were amazing to watch. The whole company is a talented group of people. Also, the use of 3D and the depth was very well done. However, I do think seeing the acts live instead of on the movie or TV screen would have a much realistic feel and more emotional impact on the audience. The synchronization and storytelling with few words was so impressive and intricate. I also loved the wide variety of music throughout the movie. “Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” did a great job of fully immersing you in each of the worlds. Lastly, there were a few bonus features included, but they were fun to watch how everything was done behind the scenes and how they brought everything together.

If you have never seen any Cirque Du Soleil shows live, I highly recommend checking this movie out, but ignore the main story. They manage to flawlessly blend art, circus, and opera into perfect harmony. The movie’s main story is its biggest flaw, but the rest of the movie is a sight to see. However, if you’ve already seen a Cirque Du Soleil show or two, you’ll notice that this movie will not have the same feel as seeing it live, but will still bring up some good memories from the show. For those reasons, I am giving “Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” a “B-.”

Paul Arca
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jessa1130's picture

I would like to see this, maybe not as good seeing it live, but great entertainment!