Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Michael Jackson: This Is It ***1/2
This is really it for Michael Jackson.
I reluctantly attended a screening of This Is It, the new documentary about the rehearsal process for his, what would have been upcoming tour. With all of MJ's personal problems, and physical frailties, I expected literally the skelton of his past greatness. I enjoyed every song, and the production values that went into creating them.
Most interesting is MJ's artistic process. He doesn't think in terms of song only. He is one with music, dance, set design, the backup singers and dancers. All is part of the whole.
The concert if it went on the road, would be the musical event of this period.
You will not get insight into his scandals in this movie. So be it.