Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away is
an interesting film that showcases the amazing talents of Cirque Du
Soleil and although it doesn't beat a live experience, the 3D does help
with the immersion factor.
The film is written, directed and produced
by Andrew Adamson (Shrek) with the executive producer being James
Cameron (Avatar), hence the strong use of 3D. The scenes from the
film are collected from the various Cirque Du Soleil shows from Las
Vegas that are stringed together into a magical experience.
There is actually a story and Worlds Away
begins with the film introducing Mia (Erica Linz), a young woman who is
visiting an old circus carnival. Mia is given a flyer from an old clown
at the carnival with 'The Aerialist' (Igor Zaripov) as the star billing
in the big top.
Intrigued, Mia decides to attend his show
but his act goes horribly wrong with the Aerialist falling into quick
sand. Mia attends his aid but is also drawn into the sand and awakens in
a strange fantasy land filled with acrobats, clowns and a battle between
The Aerialist is captured by one of these
factions and Mia journeys through the various stages of Cirque Du
Soleil, looking for him. From here the viewer is treated to some
wondrous stunts, elaborate costume designs and amazing environments
thanks to the cast and crew of Cirque Du Soleil. Joining Mia in her
search is a dark clown and a gumboot riding tricycle who help reunite
her with the Aerialist.
Add in the music of The Beatles
(brilliant) and Elvis and the end result is like being part of some
surreal adventure that include an Octopus' Garden, Super Heroes and an
elaborate battle on a 90 degree wall.
In conclusion, Cirque Du Soleil Worlds
Away highlights the amazing skills, talents and extraordinary
choreography of the members of Cirque Du Soleil that will leave you
craving more that is enhanced by the 3D visual effect, creating a truly
surreal and magical experience.