My Tweet: Michael Jackson’s This Is It-That was it? 5 (out of 10) This behind-the-scenes documentary was an attempt for the leeches in Michael Jackson’s life to cash in shortly after his death. I found the whole affair rather sad. You see a lot of the moves you’ve seen before, hear a lot of the songs you’ve heard before. Jackson looks emaciated. In the few close-ups that there are (especially the ones in the classic movie scenes he’s spliced into), his face is rendered almost featureless and expressionless, like a kabuki mask. There are plenty of videos out there in the archives that show him as a youthful, promising and truly innovative performer. “Michael Jackson’s This is it” just made me long for what once was and what should have been.
“Michael Jackson’s This Is It”
Length: 112 minutes
Cast: Michael Jackson, Nick Bass, Daniel Celebre, Mekia Cox, Misha Hamilton
Director: Kenny Ortega
Genre(s): Documentary, Music