Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

2012 PG 1h 31m Blu-ray / DVD

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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

2012 PG 1h 31m Blu-ray / DVD
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This family-friendly fantasy intertwines magnificent artistic and acrobatic performances from some of Cirque du Soleil's inventive shows -- including "Ka" and "O" -- to create a new story that takes viewers into a beautiful, imaginative world.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
  • Erica Linz
  • Igor Zaripov
  • Lutz Halbhubner
  • Dallas Barnett
  • Matt Gillanders
  • John Clarke
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Reviews

age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away isn't a documentary about the inner workings of Cirque performers but rather a 90-minute performance (with a framing story) featuring 3-D segments from most of the company's popular Las Vegas shows. There's little dialogue, and many of the performances are high-concept, death-defying acrobatic stunts. Some of the pieces include a bit of violence (all simulated, obviously, but they do include weapons such as spears and arrows), and a couple are focused on romance and sensuality -- especially the performance from the Cirque's "adult" show, Zumanity (which centers on a woman in a very sheer leotard), and the climactic lovers' duet.

Sexual Content

Some scenes/pieces are sensual and even titillating. One of the performances is from the "adult" Cirque show, Zumanity, and features a woman dressed in a very sheer leotard dancing in and out of a fishbowl of water in a possibly provocative manner. The final aerial duet is beautiful, flirtatious, and very romantic; it ends in a kiss.

Violence

Mild simulated violence with spears and arrows in a couple of the film's set pieces.

Language

There's barely any dialogue in the film, and none of it is strong language.

Social Behavior

The only theoretical "message" is that if you're meant to be with someone, no obstacle is too great to overcome.

Consumerism

While it offers an entertaining look at various Cirque shows, the film could also be perceived as a 91-minute commercial for Cirque du Soleil's various high-concept shows, primarily the ones in Las Vegas. Some segments feature music from popular artists like Elvis and the Beatles.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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