Michael Jackson THIS IS IT is it

Michael Jackson

MJ gears up for the greatess show never made

Well I know you guys were clamoring for it, so here it is! The first ever world wide review on Werewolves On The Moon of the last footage of the King of Pop ever too be seen (save for the million hours of back catalog that I am sure no doubt will see the light of day in the up coming years).  Needless to say its a huge build up to nothing but a giant let down of a life taken too soon.  That concert would have been fucking amazing.

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Look what Uncle Ed's got for you, you little fucker!

Lets get this out of the way up front since I know MJ has his haters.  If you can sit down and still enjoy Jeffery Jones in Ferris Bueller’s day off, sing along with every parent in the world from any little league game to the Super Bowl “NA NA NANA HEY! NA-NA NA-NA” or talk about Tobey Keith’s patriotism then you still should be able to enjoy Michael Jackson with no questions asked.

Seeing this documentary made me realize just how catchy his music was.  Also how they played his music non stop following his death.  So I was a bit let down with the sort of half assed performances he gives in the movie.  They do not really explain that until about half way through that since these are just run-through’s MJ was saving his voice and body and not going full out.  I wish they had said that upfront.  Once I was told that it made perfect sense I’ve done some stage work before so I understood it.  But at first after hearing all the reports about how healthy and full of life he looked seemed a little off.

What really is amazing about this documentary is how it really is just a fly on the wall approach to the whole thing.  Though I highly doubt MJ would have let this sort of footage out if he had still been alive, I don’t think there has ever been a performer this big ever caught on tape with them making mistakes not giving it their all.  That’s what made this documentary so fascinating to watch.  They could have turned it into just a bunch of talking heads going ON and ON about how great Michael is with minimal clips of the rehearsal (that’s what the DVD extras are).  But they keep that all to a minimum, the movie is all about MJ doing his thang.

In the end this unprecedented behind the scenes look of what could have easily been the greatest concert ever is all the movie is.  It’s sort of crazy that people actually thought that the movie could easily make over $600 million or some other bizarre amount, its almost an art house movie the way it plays out.  If you are not a MJ fan or do not know any of his music then there is no use for you here, this isn’t going to suddenly make you like his music or respect his as a performer.  Like the opening credits said, this was for the fans, to let them know that MJ was this kind consummate perfectionist that we all thought he was.

What was kind of odd is that afterward all i could think about was, what the hell are they going to do with all that stuff for the show?  Is someone going to end up using it for their own concert?  Just how much money was lost in the whole thing?  But that’s a different documentary, this is just a great live show documentary that we will probably never seen anything like it ever again.  Though maybe with its success, some big name stars (Madonna) may think about doing their own version, but if something like this were to ever be made with the performer still alive their ego would probably get in the way during the editing process. 

Now check out this crazy promotional stunt for the DVD release.

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43 responses to “Michael Jackson THIS IS IT is it”

  1. Droid says :

    Not interested in this at all. I like some Jacko music, particularly the Thriller album, which is amazing, but I can’t stand the individual.

    • trisha says :

      his name is JACKSON and if you love music at all or perfecting your craft i think you’ll enjoy the movie. it’s focuses on MJ the ARTIST.

      • Droid says :

        Trish, I’ll call him whatever the fuck I want to.

        So it focuses on JACKO the ARTIST, does it? Not JACKO the PAEDO, or JACKO the KIDDIE FIDDLER.

        Still not interested.

  2. Jarv says :

    Dirty fucking Paedo.

    I hope Satan’s fisting him right now.

    • trisha says :

      well you’ll be disappointed because michael is singing with the angels, something you’ll never experience with ur satanic ass.

      • Jarv says :

        That supposes that God exists of course.

        And given Wacko’s cannonisation despite fucking underage boys, I doubt it.

  3. just pillow talk says :

    Yup. Fuck ’em.

  4. koutchboom says :

    All I’m saying that if there was really truth behind the whole thing. Those kids could’ve shown a little more effort on their part to make it believable.

    http://www.vachss.com/mission/disney.html

    • Jarv says :

      Koutch, that’s bullshit and you know it. One of them could accurately describe his cock. Not to mention that you don’t pay $12m voluntarily.

      He was fucking wrong in the head. A kiddie-diddling bastard that should have been burnt at the fucking stake.

      • koutchboom says :

        Ohhhh soo they can do that, but they can’t get together and make some signs?

        Not saying the dude isn’t fucked up in the head. It just didn’t feel that the other side was pissed off enough.

        Come on you KNOW somethings fishy about the WHOLE thing both sides aren’t telling the whole truth, we’ll never know.

      • Jarv says :

        I don’t think he was cornholing them, and that’s what’s off about it- he was molesting them, though, for sure.

      • koutchboom says :

        Well I hope you hold the same hate for Jeepers Creepers series as well then. That guy went to prison and taped it.

      • Jarv says :

        No- I don’t hate the work because of the creator. I can separate them in my mind.

        And it’s different anyway- he’s convicted. Jackson and Polanski aren’t. There won’t be a great outpouring of phony grief from hypocrite douchebags when he dies.

      • trisha says :

        fuck you, there’s no proof of any of that. you really have some hatred issues.

      • Jarv says :

        Trisha, one of them could draw an accurate picture of his COCK!

        This isn’t hatred. This is disgust.

  5. M. Blitz says :

    Now, now……Let’s not bring Elvis into this. The Vegas years have their own unique appeal!

    Latter-day MJ? Not so much…

    • M. Blitz says :

      I used to feel that way as well. But now I find the vulnerability of older Elvis, and the moments of charismatic amazement that shine through here and there, very moving.

      It is tragic, though. Old vs. young…..it’s like two different people almost.

    • koutchboom says :

      This concert MJ was planning looked pretty fucking awesome.

  6. Jarv says :

    Sure, as massive bait for underage boys

  7. M. Blitz says :

    Doesn’t he edit himself into a bunch of old movies? I want to see that part….

    • Jarv says :

      Yeah-

      He’s a camp guard in Empire of the Sun, A prison warder in that shit with Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon in it, Humbert,

      I can do this forever.

  8. trisha says :

    wow so MANY haters damn. i neber considered myself an MJ fan but i don’t hate the man, he was found not guilty and the family seemed greedy to me. alot of you are just judging him with giving any thought into u reasonings which are illogical.

    ANYWAYS i saw the movie and it’s freakin awsome, michael concerts would have been KICK ASS, don’t even compare him to elvis in his last days because MJ was still at the TOP of his game and this was ONLY rehearsals.

    i never understood why some bashers say he hasn’t been relevant for 20 years when 99% of entertainers out today take from MJ’s book and us him as a mentor/guideline. to me he sounds pretty relevant.

    Later losers.

    • Jarv says :

      Trisha, I’m going to address all your points one by one, and then explain at the end why I have little time for this.

      1) “he was found not guilty and the family seemed greedy to me. alot of you are just judging him with giving any thought into u reasonings which are illogical.”

      Michael Jackson was, and I’m being incredibly generous with this assessment, suspect. He had long been suspected of molestation, and the slumber parties were dubious to say the least. He had in the past paid millions of dollars to make an accusation go away. This is not the action of an innocent man. Furthermore, there is a body of compelling evidence to suggest that he did molest several boys. In America, as in most developed nations, the justice system is heavily flawed. Someone with celebrity and access to millions (and so the best solicitors) was never going to be convicted. To think otherwise is gauche beyond belief

      2) MJ was clearly not at the top of his game. He was heavily drug dependent, out of shape, looked like the living dead, and had problems with his voice.

      3)Glad you enjoyed it.

      Now, my objection to Jackson, not someone I spend time thinking about, is not because of the man, although I have never been a fan, but down to the ridiculous hypocritical outpourings from his rabid fanbase. This DVD is a cash in to try to squeeze some more cash out of his twisted and demeaning last years.

      • koutchboom says :

        Naw I don’t buy that its a TOTAL cash grab. Its too fucking odd to be a cash grab. It really is an interesting behind the scenes doc.

        Sure there is money motivation behind it. But it could’ve been a lot worse (like I said talk head going on and on about how great he is). Its tastefully done.

      • Jarv says :

        I disagree- it’s a hastily cobbled together cash in.

      • koutchboom says :

        Says the guy that hasn’t seen it.

      • Jarv says :

        That’s a fair point, and I won’t be seeing it. I’m thinking of the motivation behind it, and the speed it was bought out.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah I’m not saying that there isn’t a cash grab aspect to it. I kind of don’t blame them either. Someone lost a fuck ton of money on that concert.

        But I think a lot of it had to do with Kenny Ortaga (of High School Musical fame, so yeah he knows how to cash grab) hoovering over it. You can tell in the movie he really respects Michael and has known him for a long time.

        I think had he had nothing to do with it I would say total cash grab, but I think from him he wanted to give something to the fans.

        Like in the end I don’t think MJ had any real understanding of money.

    • MORBIUS says :

      Trish, seems you are a bit dyslexic, the last line in your post said he was pretty relevant, when in fact he was Prevalent, as in paedophilia. Honest mistake, try not to make it again.

  9. koutchboom says :

    I mean its odd, the whole release of the movie, the distribution of the movie, yeah that whole thing screams cash grab.

    But the movie itself, isn’t a cash grab.

  10. Jarv says :

    Koutch- from every account it’s cobbled together rehearsal footage. That’s cash grab territory. a few kind, possibly genuine, words from a stoolie doesn’t mitigate this.

    • koutchboom says :

      Ok so I guess my account doesn’t matter?

      What I’m saying, if your following:

      Had it just been talking heads the WHOLE time with minimal footage in between then yes I would agree. Those ARE in the special features.

      But its not, its minimal talking heads. There are FULL performances of his songs. I really wouldn’t have liked the movie if it was like the special features. But they let the footage speak for itself. Yes sometimes he stops and starts a song, but from a behind the scenes aspect its really interesting.

      I mean had MJ not died and ended up doing the concert this still would have made for a interesting documentary. Granted we probably would have gotten more of the complete versions of stuff.

      Its really not at all what you think it is, if you’ve ever done stage work then you know what early rehearsals are like. And to see the biggest performer in the world work on those early stages is interesting.

      • Jarv says :

        Koutch- you’re not understanding me, sorry.

        I get what you’re saying and they may originally have planned a full “all-access” DVD. However, when he croaked, they couldn’t go with the performance so they cobbled together the full songs from the rehearsal sessions. The behind the scenes stuff is interesting, but the premise of editing together rehearsal footage and calling it “the story of his last gig” or whatever the fuck they are calling it, peppering it with a few talking heads to expand the time to something sellable is what makes it a cash-in.

        Nowt wrong with Cash-in thinking, but the Industry is a damned cynical place and this is just typical of them trying to squeeze the last cash until the pips squeak.

        Oh, and they won’t have lost money on the tour- it will have been insured up the ying-yang. The only person losing out will be Jackson himself, which is probably why the DVD was spanked out so fast.

      • koutchboom says :

        So then we are back to what I said earlier:

        The whole release of the movie, the distribution of the movie, yeah that whole thing screams cash grab.

        But the movie itself, isn’t a cash grab. The movie 10 years from now will still be interesting.

      • Jarv says :

        Maybe.

        It reeks of cynicism, knowing the Industry myself, I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that this had been put in place as a contingency plan by the label/ tour company all along.

        I think we basically agree- although where we differ is that you rate the film and think that it’s a cash grab with artistic merit, whereas I’ve got no desire at all to watch it. None.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah your hate in this aspect probably will never allow you to enjoy or see any good out of this film.

        Totally understandable…(Up In The Air).

  11. Tom_Bando says :

    Whacky Jax never really did it for me. Loved the ‘Off the Wall/Thriller/Jax Five’ stuff, no doubt it’s great, but the guy-EGADS. Bubbles the chimp never had it so bad.

    I found his persona to be utterly repellent, and it’s sad-it didn’t have to be that way. Am glad that his sales etc skyrocketed and his fans got to enjoy it again–but frankly, he lost me about the time he decided swapping jujubees w/ the Caulkin brothers was a Good thing. It’s not. It’s a very bad thing. Pass.

  12. herrmilflover says :

    When it comes down to Hollywood and the entertainment business, EVERYTHING is a cash grab. Some are just more obvious or honest about it.

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