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Stephen J. Anderson
A child is born. We see underwater swimmers representing this. He is young, in a jungle setting, with two fanciful "instincts" guiding him as swooping bird-like acrobats initially menace, then delight. As an adolescent, he enters a desert, where a man spins a large cube of metal tubing. He leaves his instinct-guides behind, and enters a garden where two statues dance in a pond. As he watches their sensual acrobatics of love, he becomes a man. He is offered wealth (represented by a golden hat) by a devil figure. In a richly decorated room, a scruffy troupe of a dozen acrobats and a little girl reawaken the old man's youthful nature and love.Written by
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The acts were marvelous. The outdoor scenery was wonderful. And Cirque reveals its dark side in several of the acts -- the closing of the Bungee acrobats scene comes to mind. I would give this feature a PG rating or maybe PG-13. Those who have seen Quidam/Mystere/O will have a sense of reunion with some long-lost friends. None of the sense of wonder I originally had with these wonderful live shows is lost in the IMAX format.
The narrator's script is the absolute pits. It is just way too pompous and serious for the material. I fondly wish that Woody Allen could do a post-production overdub of the voice in the grand style of "What's Up, Tiger Lily (1966)". Now, *that* would be fun!
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