Like much of anything Michael Jackson this film is a landmark. This Is It will immediately capture your heart.
The film takes you on a roller coaster ride. It opens with the tears of joy of the opportunity to work with the man who has defined music and dance in so many ways. While watching the film you almost forget that Michael Jackson is not here anymore. His vibrance, humor, and spirit leap off the screen and touch you.
This project developed by the archived videos of Michael Jackson’s last concert reveal art-making as an unfinished masterpiece. Kenny Oretga’s mosaic of Michael Jackson’s last days and dreams will undoubtedly inspire Michael Jackson fans. The raw images never hinder, as other documentaries may, but deliver the energy of another thrilling performance.
Through the eyes of these rehearsal lenses every music fan is delivered to the stage. The respect and L-O-V-E, love, that Michael Jackson works on every detail with is sure to move anyone. It is almost hard to judge the film objectively, because it seems to have another quality about it altogether.
Whether you look at it from a subject point of view or from a genre point of view This Is It is unique. You get a lot more than what you bargain for – A Film, A Concert, A Journey – This Is It honors the entertainer of entertainers.
Release Date: 2009-10-28
Screenplay: Kenny Ortega
Official Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/michaeljacksonthisisit/