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Rating – PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images
Genre – Musical and Performing Arts
Staring – Michael Jackson
Director – Michael Ortega
Plot – Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that… Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London’s O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through June, 2009, the film is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at Jackson as he has never been seen before. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his final show… –© Sony
Running Time: 1:51
Kate says -I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this movie going into it. Since the circus surrounding his death, I have been torn between the Michael Jackson that I remembered and loved, and the Michael that he seemed to have become in the later years. Watching Michael Jackson’s This Is It brought back to me all of the things that I love about him as a performer. At times he seems frail and worn out, but let’s remember he was 50 years old and most of the 50 year olds I know couldn’t handle such an exhausting rehearsal schedule as he did. It is also evident that he was having the time of his life every time he stepped on that stage to rehearse. There really is no other like him. This movie re-confirms that Michael will forever be the King of Pop.
Jim Farber (Daily News) says - “A thriller it is. A sneak peak at Michael Jackson”s top-secret “This Is It” documentary-style concert-rehearsal film shows the King of Pop in regal form, mapping out dance moves while confidently singing his classic songs…Jackson appears stick-thin but strong and sinewy as he flicks his feet, and pulls his famous twirls with panache.” (See full review)
Elizabeth Taylor says – Dame Elizabeth Taylor wants the world to see the new Michael Jackson movie. The 77-year-old Hollywood legend took to Twitter Monday to gush about “This is It,” calling the late King of Pop a “modern day prophet” and the flick the best she has ever seen.
“I was honored with the great privilege of seeing ‘This Is It’ last week. I was sworn to secrecy, but now I can let you know about it,” she wrote. “It is the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen. It cements forever Michael’s genius in every aspect of creativity.”
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