Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 3, 2009

This Is It (2009)
When I was younger, the way I knew Michael Jackson was the guy who sang the Free Willy song and had the ridiculous grabbing-his-crotch dance move. (And speaking of Free Willy, they taunted us at least twice in this movie with shots of a killer whale and never sang "Will You Be There." Tease!) This doc, though, makes it clear how passionate he was about music and performing and how much energy he had. It shows in all of his movements - this twitchy passion just itching to get out. It's also really sad because it's nearly impossible to watch the movie without thinking every minute of how it's going to end. The choreography is amazing and I can't help but think that this would have been an amazing concert to see. It's interesting how much footage they got, since they never really intended this to be seen this way. I know that some of the clothes that were shown were costumes for the show, but not all of them were and nearly everything he wears is absolutely 80s ridiculous.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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