When you watch anything involving Cirque du Soleil it is best to suspend your belief at the door. Everything about a Cirque du Soleil production involves creating a world that is a product of a rich imagination by the creators. Realism is not important. Transporting you for a short period of time is the goal.
Filmmakers James Cameron and Andrew Adamson keep this in mind during their Cirque du Soleil film. Using all the technology existing in the film world the two create a film in which it is not really the story that is paramount rather the visuals and the incredible athleticism of the performers take the forefront.
The story is rather a simple one. A young woman (Erica Linz) from a small town is advised to take in a show by a traveling carnival. She does and while watching falls under the romantic spell of The Aerialist (Igor Zaripov). While performing The Aerialist misses a catch and falls to the ground. The young woman rushes to his side to see if he is alright. Once there the ground underneath them gives way and they disappear from sight. The two have somehow traveled to the magical world of Cirque du Soleil. They are separated and now pass through different tent worlds in an attempt to reunite.
In 2011 there was seven Cirque du Soleil shows running in Las Vegas. They included O, Mystère, Love, Kà, Zumanity, Viva Elvis, and Criss Angel Believe. This film shows parts of each. Some of the best moments from each are highlighted.
As you can understand this is like a tribute to Cirque du Soleil. It is for fans of the productions. If you are not a fan then this won’t make you one.
The cinematography is stunning. Within the shows you will see some amazing aerial acts, slick choreography, some swimming, incredible gymnastics, wild special effects, and trampoline work.
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