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Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It

Is this it?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 4, 2009
2.0 2.0 Stars

 

The Star Wars–style titles that begin Kenny Ortega’s hastily assembled Michael Jackson tribute documentary explain that the film has been whittled down from 100 hours of behind-the-scenes video shot between last April and June during rehearsals for the King of Pop’s planned 50-date “This Is It” London concert series. The footage, most of it in hi-def, was intended for Jackson’s private consumption, but “with the permission of his estate” (and no doubt to the relief of the show’s investors, who stood to lose millions due to his untimely death), the resulting movie offers a glimpse of what might have been.

“For the fans,” concludes the ridiculously long-winded opening title crawl. That’s for sure.

For those expecting something deeper than Ortega’s High School Musical trilogy, this ain’t it.

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Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
 This is it?? Not at all what I expected. Michael doesn't do his scene in his white jacket and pance like in the preview. Hi does not where his bright sparkling pants either. Just wondering why in the preview you see things and in the movie you don't see them at all. Not fair .l... THE MOVIE WAS BORING.....IT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER.....THEY HAD MORE FOOTAGE THAN THIS TO CHOOSE FROM. 
By maryjlandry on 11/04/2009 at 2:44:01
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BEWARE!!! YOU DON'T SEE HIM LAUGH LIKE IN THE PREVIEW, YOU DON'T SEE HALF OF WHAT IS IN THE PREVIEW..........WOULD NOT GO SEE IT AGAIN......
By maryjlandry on 11/04/2009 at 2:47:01
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This was phenomenal!!! Much more than I expected and a true testament to Michael's overall health and presence of mind, not to mention over the top talent.  He is a genius as well as a loving soul.  What a loss.
By jeannie on 11/04/2009 at 6:00:49
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
Hi I don't know what movie and or preview Mary went to seebut you can the see white jacket and bright gold pant in several occasions in the movie.The white suite is in the rehersal for Smooth Crimminal.And yes you can hear him laugh in several segment in the movie.Try watching the movie again Mary. 
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:21:02
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
Hi I don't know what movie and or preview Mary went to seebut you can the see white jacket and bright gold pant in several occasions in the movie.The white suite is in the rehersal for Smooth Crimminal.And yes you can hear him laugh in several segment in the movie.Try watching the movie again Mary. 
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:21:22
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
Hi I don't know what movie and or preview Mary went to seebut you can the see white jacket and bright gold pant in several occasions in the movie.The white suite is in the rehersal for Smooth Crimminal.And yes you can hear him laugh in several segment in the movie.Try watching the movie again Mary. 
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:21:51
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
Hi I don't know what movie and or preview Mary went to seebut you can the see white jacket and bright gold pant in several occasions in the movie.The white suite is in the rehersal for Smooth Crimminal.And yes you can hear him laugh in several segment in the movie.Try watching the movie again Mary. 
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:22:02
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
Hi I don't know what movie and or preview Mary went to seebut you can the see white jacket and bright gold pant in several occasions in the movie.The white suite is in the rehersal for Smooth Crimminal.And yes you can hear him laugh in several segment in the movie.Try watching the movie again Mary. 
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:22:07
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
Hi I don't know what movie and or preview Mary went to seebut you can the see white jacket and bright gold pant in several occasions in the movie.The white suite is in the rehersal for Smooth Crimminal.And yes you can hear him laugh in several segment in the movie.Try watching the movie again Mary. 
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:23:37
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
Hi I don't know what movie and or preview Mary went to seebut you can the see white jacket and bright gold pant in several occasions in the movie.The white suite is in the rehersal for Smooth Crimminal.And yes you can hear him laugh in several segment in the movie.Try watching the movie again Mary. 
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:24:20
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
Hi I don't know what movie and or preview Mary went to seebut you can the see white jacket and bright gold pant in several occasions in the movie.The white suite is in the rehersal for Smooth Crimminal.And yes you can hear him laugh in several segment in the movie.Try watching the movie again Mary. 
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:24:23
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
Sorry I kept getting error messages and this would not post for me.
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:31:00
Re: Review: Michael Jackson's This Is It
I loved the movie and have ordered it on dvd I already have the cd set and have seen the movie 3 times.the thriller segment is so cool and the scenery in the Earth Song segment is breathtakeing.
By lams526 on 11/04/2009 at 6:34:59

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