Circuses aren’t just for clowns, lion-tamers and bearded ladies, as anyone who’s witnessed the aerobatic delights of Cirque de Soleil can testify. The Canadian company has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 25 years, with its all-human circus cast, spinning, dancing and leaping through the air, appearing to defy gravity. Sounds like a good basis for a movie, but the director of Shrek didn’t just stick a camera in the audience. Instead, he whipped up a plot to show off all the performance highlights in one glorious, eye-opening whammy. How much wow can you pack into one movie?
Director: Andrew Adamson
Starring: Erica Linz, Dallas Barnett, Lutz Halhubner