Reviewer: Scott Rolfe Source:
Martin Bolduc, James Cameron
Written and directed by Andrew Adamson ("Shrek," "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"), and executive produced by Academy Award ® winning filmmaker James Cameron, the 3D film event features artistic and acrobatic performances from some of the most elaborate Cirque du Soleil productions.
The group known as Cirque Du Soleil has many different types of performances currently running in Las Vegas and other cities around the world. This film is a compilation of several of their different troupes - sort of a smorgasbord, if you will, of their varying routines. Because each story is woven into this single production the filmmakers have attempted to thread them together with a common theme. This has a varied effect and is disjointed in some spots. That said, the film is visually stunning and the 3D is quite amazing.
Andrew Adamson knows how to film these sequences in a manner that is sometime spectacular. If you have ever seen a live performance from this acrobatic group you won't be disappointed by the movie and will enjoy the various segments of aerial splendor and amazing feats. We are pleased to award this film our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages 12 and over due to some of the dark imagery and sensuality.
Content Description: Sex: A slightly sensual dance routine Language: None Violence: Clown catches fire; Some dark and violent imagery; Buildings destroyed in explosions with bricks flying; Creature comes out of the sand and chases a woman; Men fight in mock battle with arrows; Men appear to fall but it is all part of the battle. Drugs: Sad clown smokes a cigar Nudity: Cleavage; Shirtless Men; In one scene women have costumes where their breasts light up with multi-colored lights; Form fitting costumes Other: Tattooed man