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Michael Jackson's "This Is It"

43 Ratings: 3.9
A behind-the-scenes film that shows Michael Jackson getting ready for his would-be London O2 shows released on October 28, 2009.

   Michael Jackson's This Is It is a 2009 American concert film documenting Michael Jackson's rehearsals of the concert series of the same name (scheduled to start on July 13, 2009, but cancelled because of his death on June 25, … see full wiki

Director: Kenny Ortega
Genre: Documentary
Release Date: 10/28/2009
MPAA Rating: PG
18 reviews about Michael Jackson's "This Is It"
review by . March 03, 2010
posted in MJJCommunity
I was finally able to see this "highly anticipated" film once it came out on DVD.  Overall I would recommend this film to anyone that has any interest in Michael Jackson and his music.      Experience Overall my experience with This Is It was great! To me it was unreal when Michael Jackson passed away. I can’t say I was a diehard fan, but I definitely can say I was big fan. His music always made me want to get up and dance. When I heard his songs, they …
review by . June 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Tomorrow, June 25, marks the 1 year anniversary of Michael Jackson's tragic and untimely death.
With Michael Jackson's children in mind, they lost a wonderful father, and I, along with other fans, have lost a true musical genius, a man whose generosity is unsurpassed, and a gentle soul who loved everyone.      I saw This Is It when it first came out in the theater; I was so excited to see this masterpiece that Kenny Ortega had put together so quickly.  When the DVD came out, I bought that too and have watched it several times since.      I admit, …
review by . October 30, 2009
posted in MJJCommunity
@Nando1 and I went to go see "This Is It" yesterday. I LOVED IT! I do wish that it was more like how the show would've been since they had the footage but, I also really liked that you get to see Michael as he was. Now, my disclaimer that I thought of after reading @KevinTRod's review, I am not a professional reviewer nor, even though I studied film, do I ever pay extra attention to the technical aspects of a film. It has to be a pretty obvious error for me to even …
review by . November 07, 2009
Too bad
Love him or hate him or even just not understand him, Michael Jackson might have been the most popular name in the world.  The man behind the name, his own 'Man In The Mirror', embodied great talent and equal amounts of flawed struggle.  This documentary showcases preparations for what was shaping up to be a game-changing concert tour.  In that regard, the film focuses solely on the creative force of Michael Jackson.      Ladies and gentlemen, the trailer   …
review by . August 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Surprisingly Interesting Movie
Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Like a lot of other people I grew up with the sights and sounds of Michael Jackson, with that I mean that I was born in the same year as him. His music always intrigued me and I have enjoyed hearing the music from thriller and all of the albums that he put out. But, with the death of MJ he was just as big as Elvis Presley. Why are all of the really talented artist taken from us early, and why is it that more times …
review by . October 29, 2009
Title: This Is It   Director: Kenny Ortega    Staring: Michael Jackson    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1    Studio: Sony Pictures   Genre(s): Concert/Documentary    Rated:       (For some suggestive choreography and scary images)   Buy From DVD / BluRay / UMD / Soundtrack / Soundtrack (MP3) / Poster CONSUMER ADVICE Parents, except for Michael's crotch grabbing there's not much to object to here. Recommended …
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
reminded me what a talent we've lost, despite the oddities; gives a glimpse into a troubled and complex mind
review by . June 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
THIS IS IT is now all there is. Watching this film in the DVD format in the home strikes many chords for almost every viewer. Michael Jackson's life was made far too public and this brief recording of the preparations for his final tour sets much straight about why he was such a remarkable talent. It allows us to forget all the raucous press that hounded him during his life and simply watch Michael Jackson doing what he did best - perform. Some of his gifts can be listed. Creative body language …
review by . May 14, 2010
Real-life thriller
The rehearsals for Michael Jackson's last tour were filmed and provide a stunning look at a superstar entertainer and consummate professional at work. We see him sing and dance many songs along with the special effects that contributed so much to the dynamic show. The film itself is more home movie than documentary; comments from the show staff come later in the extras.       I hadn't followed Jackson's life for years and assumed he was past his prime, but this film completely …
Quick Tip by . March 29, 2010
posted in MJJCommunity
Admittedly not the biggest MJ fan but found this to be tedious to get thru. Mostly just liked the stage affects.
review by . October 12, 2009
This Is It
So good to hear MJ!  WOW his tour would have been amazing!  This Is It  is an MJ musical nosegay. His voice is mature, clear with a classic vibe. The tune is jazzy yet ethereal. Best of all you can feel MJ as you hear his finger snapping. Smooth yes. MJ has a lot of living to do thru his music.        
review by . November 08, 2009
   This Is It takes clips from over 120 hours of rehersal footage shot in preparation for  Michael Jackson's final tour. A somber and tragic event prevented the entertainer from sharing this "Event of a life-time" with us...and we're left to wonder the sheer grandness it would have been. As for the performances...they were amazing. We're treated to songs that span Michaels' entire career - though he doesn't seem very interested in performing the Jackson Five routines. …
review by . November 10, 2009
"Michael Jackson's This Is It" is a bittersweet experience. How can it not be? It's safe to say that the footage it contains is the last to show Michael Jackson alive. No, not merely alive - he practically surges with energy as he dances on stage in ways we've come to expect (save for the Moonwalk, shown ever so briefly at a disappointingly odd angle). We see not the frail fifty-year-old beaten down by years of legal battles, molestation allegations, financial woes, and drug abuse, but a seemingly …
Quick Tip by . November 08, 2009
This Is It was a scheduled concert by Michael Jackson. This review is for the DVD that was made from the original footage. RIP - King of Pop
review by . November 01, 2009
This Is It shows that to the very end the King of Pop possessed all the elements that made him a superstar. Here we see the preparation for his ill-fated London Comeback, but even though we all know how this story ends you can't help but smile when you see Michael in his home element and just having fun. The most intriguing part about this documentary is the lack of actual Michael Jackson dialogue, but you can totally feel in his expressions the gears that work busily within; he was pouring every …
Quick Tip by . October 31, 2009
Just saw it last night. Awesome movie, what a way for fans to see Michael in 2009. He really IS the King!
review by . October 30, 2009
Pros: Great songs, behind the scenes footage, MJ's final rehearsals, innovative videos     Cons: Would have liked more of MJ's directives, a bit disjointed     The Bottom Line: Michael Jackson: This Is It is in its own genre. Seeing Michael full of life, dancing, singing and taking charge is both riveting and sad. He still had "it".       I'm a little hesitant to review Michael Jackson: This Is It because I'm not a movie reviewer …
Quick Tip by . September 11, 2009
I can't even wait until they air this trailer during MTV's 2009 VMAs on Sunday! Glimpse into how MJ worked behind-the-scenes for concerts...
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