This Is It – Review

Posted on November 2, 2009 by admin | No Comments


Michael Jackson is not the product his family and business partners have turned him in to since his death. Michael Jackson is not the vacuous  15 minutes of fame celebutards wailing on the evening news about how so much of who they are is because of Michael. I was a dumb ass and let myself forget this. I momentarily lapsed into this grumpy face attitude about the film chronicling the concert that never was, This Is It. Do whatever you can to avoid falling into a similar funk and remember Michael for who he was to you. For me, This Is It held true to everything I have felt about Michael for most of 27 years of life… he is a truly unique entity sharing a level of beauty and talent with the world that I highly doubt will be matched by anyone again within my lifetime.

This Is It is not a documentary lamenting the final hours of Michael’s life. It is a complilation of rehearsal footage weaved together into a nearly complete concert. With the exception of the occasional unfinished effect and lack of costuming, I think we get a pretty complete vision of what would have been at the O2 Arena in July… and it is fucking stunning. This Is It would have, without question, been the most remarkable concert experience ever. The choreography is stellar, Michael’s voice is everything it ever has been, and the special video footage Michael created for the concert is fantastic.

This is the first movie in some time that I have avoided taking a bathroom break at all costs and would have gladly devoured 12 more hours of footage if I had been given the opportunity. Go see this movie.

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