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Michael Jackson - This is It Film Review

Updated on January 20, 2019
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Michael Jackson - This Is It Film Review


This Is It the movie starring Michael Jackson

I recently went to see the documentary Michael Jackson's This is It, a limited engagement. As a fan of Michael Jackson's music, I found the movie, This Is It to be very engaging.

  • In order to enjoy this film, This Is It, it is important that you really enjoy the music from Michael Jackson.
  • It feels much like attending a concert as the This Is It documentary movie focuses on featuring footage from the rehearsals for what would have been Michael Jackson's last series of concerts, starting in London.

The documentary movie This Is It reveals a very generous amount of footage from the rehearsals. Michael Jackson and his team were definitely planning something big. I think this This Is It movie is valuable in honoring his effort.

With his strong work ethic, Michael Jackson was working tirelessly to put on a dynamic performance and his leadership encouraged his team of gifted guitarists, backup dancers, backup singers and technical experts. They all treated each other like family.


Costume innovation

The film took us on a journey of all that was being planned, some of it quite unprecedented. For example, the film includes an interview with a costume designer who was planning to create a costume unlike one that no one, not even Michael Jackson had worn before.

The costume was said to have so much bling that sunglasses had to be worn while putting it together. Among the many collaborators for preparing the costume was Swarovski crystal company.


Digital enhancement

Also impressive was the plan to digitally enhance a scene's background and make eleven backup dancers appear to be eleven hundred backup dancers. It was quite impressive indeed.

I enjoyed all of the music that was covered in the documentary. Michael was planning to perform old hits and new hits - a little bit of everything. There were even some performances of songs from when he was a kid in the Jackson Five (e.g.- ABC). This was done against the backdrop of lots of colorful scenery.

film poster, courtesy
film poster, courtesy

I loved hearing all of the songs but as I left the theater, the song that stuck in my head the most was Human Nature. "Why? Why? Tell 'em that it's human nature. Why? Why?.. do you do me that way?"

I think this film was a really nice tribute to Michael Jackson.

I rate it 4/5 stars *****

Rated PG (parents are cautioned about the suggestive dancing)

Starring Michael Jackson and crew

This Is It the movie

4 stars for This Is It the movie

This Is It movie trailer

Michael Jackson - This Is It [promo] video

Michael Jackson tribute video with Human Nature song lyrics

© 2009 Nyesha Pagnou MPH


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    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      9 years ago from USA

      Thank you for your comments ethel and Nell!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hiya, I loved Michael Jackson and it is so sad it ended the way that it did. I will be going to see this, and probably get quite tearful! Thanks Nell

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      Ethel Smith 

      10 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Yes I think I would like to see this

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      10 years ago from USA

      Hi poetlorrain, thanks so much for your comment! - Journey *

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      10 years ago

      looking forward to it even more so now after this hub


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