Official Trailer For Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ Movie

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 am,

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Break out the glitter glove, put on your surgical mask and hold firm to your monkey because once you hear the opening music to the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage movie, I promise you will want to dance.

The last time we talked about the This Is It movie, the conversation quickly turned to the negative side of his life. Maybe rightfully so, maybe not; either way I urge you to watch the trailer below and tell me, look me right in the eye and tell me that it doesn’t bring back a flood of memories from your childhood.

Last week we got the release of the This Is It official poster for the Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) directed backstage, rehearsal footage movie. I thought the movie was going to be playing for a regular run like most films, but as the trailer points out, it will be in theaters for two weeks only. It seems a bit odd to me to do that, especially if it turns a hefty profit like I imagine it will. As the box office numbers climb higher I would imagine we could see a longer run.

Here’s the trailer:

I can’t help but notice the over-hyping of Michael in this trailer – It’s almost laughable at parts, with the King of Pop standing on stage, arms out-stretched, head leaning back to the heavens as angelic voices sing his praises and bathe him in glorious light. Yeah, that seems a little much even for the late mega-pop star. And what is with those grown men reaching out with their arms from behind the guard rail? Come on people, act like adults. I’m going to be completely honest here, I did at one point in my life own the red multi-zipper jacket in elementary school, although for some reason it didn’t seem to make me any cooler or give me the ability to dance.

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I know it’s going to happen again, so I’ll address it only once. My opinion on Michael Jackson the person is different than my opinion of Michael Jackson the musical artist. I have the ability to separate the two from each other and appreciate the one while questioning the other. I hope you, the readers, have the same ability and keep the comments as focused on the musical side of this movie as possible.

Personally, I’d rather have a Blu-ray disc with all of Jackson’s videos re-mastered in HD to watch and listen to. With that being said, are you looking forward to watching This Is It in theaters or is it something you plan on skipping entirely?

This Is It moonwalks onto screens October 28th, 2009.

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  1. MJ U ROCK AND I WILL GO 2 SEE UR MOVIE NOMATTER WHAT CAUSE U R 1 OF THE BEST MUSIC TALENTED PEOPLE IV EVER SEEN AND UROCK MJ AND UR ITS ALL 4 LOVE L-O-V-E I LOVE MJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I can’t seem to pull up the video but if it’s anything near what his songs were like, it must be awesome. I remember about a month or so ago that I made a comment to my son that we seem to dwell on the negatives of MJ life rather than the positives. I have some major problems with some of the things he did but I can’t in good conscience just ignore his transforming pop music. The man came up with a style and music that will go down in history as turning points in the genre. I wish there was a way I could get a compilation of all his videos.

  3. @Kahless – That is exactly my point. I agree with you.

  4. Ok. I’m just going to put it out there and say it. The guy was a CHILD MOLESTER who PAID his VICTIMS & their BAD parents to shut up. That makes these kid’s parents their PIMPS. Sorry but as a parent NO AMOUNT OF MONEY would make me drop a case against their abuser. EVER. Not even 90 BILLION dollars.

    What is wrong with you people?

    Sorry, but I can’t just ‘focus on the positive’ when there wasn’t anything positive to FOCUS on. His music was POP for God’s sake. Break out your Rolands guys and repeat after me “beat it, just beat it, beat it, just beat it” Viola. You have just produced music. Congrats.

    “He’s a legend. He changed the genre..blah.blah.blah” If he is such a legend, why then did he use his “influence” to OVERDOSE on DRUGS & kill himself?

    You’d think he was Jesus the way people have gone on and on.

    Just my humble opinion.

  5. @tweeb – First, I love our banter so please in no way take what I say to be in an attacking tone. There is nothing wrong with us. The people that still enjoy his music do just that, enjoy it for what it is and nothing more. I agree with you as well that a lot of people take that love to an extreme and that is truly disturbing and creepy.

    True his past rights do not forgive his present wrongs, but they didn’t erase the slate when OJ was found guilty. He’s stats still stand for what they are.

    If music was really that easy to make then you would have your own album (OK, you may actually have one and I don’t know about it, if some send me the Amazon link and I will gladly support you :) ).

    The reports right now over here, she’s in Australia guys, is that MJ’s doctor is under suspicion for causing MJ to OD and that he didn’t do it on his own. So looks like the Doc may take the wrap for it.

  6. @Paul

    LOL! No I don’t have one. But if I already have a fan, I’m happy to make one 😉 ‘scuse me whilst I go get some talent & take some keyboard lessons.

    To me he is as talented as Paris Hilton. Nothing but a drama queen media whore. Even in death.

    Maybe it’s the metal head in me but I wanted to share my opinion too.

  7. @tweeb – Metalhead? I know you are as a big a fan of Wolfmother a I am then. You lucky guys down there get to watch them live.

  8. @Grandmother: “Everyone is entitled to share their opinion whenever they wish. It’s been that way since the beginning of time, and I have a feeling, it will continue until the end of time.”

    No it has not always been that way and no it is not that way now. While some of us enjoy that luxury a lot of people do not.

    Which goes with this MJ thing. People are not seeing the whole picture. The person is the entertainer. The entertainer is the person. Each reflects on the person as a whole and depending on what you want to see that takes over.

    I dont see movies because of the actors, directors, writers, etc. I see the movie for the “movie”. However other things may sway me to see that movie or not. I can not 100% believe everything I see or hear in the news and must base my opinion on “stars” off bits and pieces from all sources.

    So regardless of what WAS done until MJ tells you himself it is all your opinion. Graduating in 1983 and growing up with MJ was great. However at this point (IMO) he has lost all credibility as an entertainer to me. I dont care what he did in the past. I dont care how he lost his life (If it was lost to “nefarious” deeds I do hope for justice).

  9. Please try to see the documentary “Michael Jackson-HUMAN NATURE” by MTV, this documentary is pos Die and see realy was Michael Jackson!!! Thanks

  10. That’s funny, everyone hated MJ for the last 15 years or so, and now when he’s dead he’s suddenly a saint. Gimme a break.

  11. Coming to the party very late. Def. seeing it. Love watching all dvd behind-the-scenes/making-of features anyway. MJ’s reclusive last yrs. + iconic stature + sudden death + inside look @ his last days+ never saw his concerts = Must See. And curious @ experiencing it w/large group of people who are probably mostly fans w/some only curious.

  12. Fawners & haters are 2 sides of the same coin – at least fawners don’t harm anyone. Haters, often ignorant of facts, can & do cause real harm a la the Children’s Hour, Absence of Malice & the real life suicides of the girl & boy fm. cyber-bullying.

    @tweeb & others w/your same opinion: O.K. I’m just going to put it out there and say it. That’s your uninformed baseless opinion. PROVE IT. The D.A. – w/all resources & multi-millions of taxpayer dollars @ his disposal for over 10 years abetted by scandal-hungry tabloids with all the world publicity – couldn’t. You can do better? You think Jackson’s tabloid-created bad rep is ‘proof’? That’s circular ‘reasoning.’

    I don’t have a stake/interest in defending pedophiles. I was just a casual fan before Jackson died, but with all the articles pro/con I decided to look more into the allegations/achievements & listen to more of his music, see more videos – almost all new to me.

    I don’t think Michael Jackson is a child molester based on my direct experience as an incest survivor & on knowing 100s of other incest/child sexual abuse survivors over 36 yrs, of intermittent counseling, and on studying pedophilia. (I’m fine now, thank you.) FOR THESE REASONS, I DON’T BELIEVE JACKSON IS A PEDOPHILE. I’ll elaborate if asked.

  13. I love Michael Jackson and I am a die-hard fan. Like Paul I could never understand why people fawned all over celebrities. I am 37 and loved Michael my whole life, I never cried until I met him in 2001. He is my hero and he was soooo kind to me and he was down to earth. I began to understand the fawners after that because I became one. I can’t wait to see the movie!! I am still in shock over his death. Love him forever!

  14. To Tweeb: “Drama queen media whore?” Man, did you think that up all by yourself?

    And then you expect people to take you seriously?

    I’ll not get into all the stuff about whether MJ was a pedo or not because as far as I can tell if it wasn’t accusations of pedofilia it would have been kleptomania, or hydrophobia, zoofilia or just anything that would have given blabbermouths something to pass as convo with their friends. Plus, as far as I can tell, the GREAT American Justice System found him not guilty of all counts. I suppose law and justice are not in U.S. courts but on the streets. Indeed, given your record it’s a wonder you need courts at all. After all, no one does it better, right?

    What amazes the most is that the guy was American but then the worst thing to be in America is American. You actually cussed out your own President because he got a Nobel Peace Prize! Go figure!

    Even more pathetic is the way certain people have this way of pontificating to us lesser mortals as though they have a single unique achievement in their lives. Most critics I find are wrapped up in these grandoise ideas of themselves that they never have the wherewithal to actually try something that is outside their sphere. If they do travel outside, they lose grip on their supposed domination of that sphere and fall away.

    Criticize “Beat It”, sure, but can anyone here write a hit tune? Ok… maybe not, how about writing a bestseller,ummmm… no? Ok, how about (this should be easy) directing a movie like “Paranormal Activity”? No?

    I guess it’s easier to sit at a pc (like me)and anonymously (like me)rant and rave at the things we could never be rather than accepting the fact that people are the same wherever in the world they are…

    Ur greatest talent is waiting to be spoonfed the “truth” by your media that only uses you to boost ratings and earn money! Then you have the gall to talk about MJ… why not about Madoff who laughing his half – dead ass off in jail at how STUPID the great American justice system is for not catching him sooner!

    So what if people idolise MJ… I am no fan either but it disturbs me that supposedly reasonable human beings resort to name calling and abuse everytime someone else does something differently.

    People idolize who they feel like and if they show love to the point where they adore someone, so what?

    I personally laugh at your claims because you got guys fooling around little girls from way back in the 70’s, flying all over the world AFTER he was convicted and you now decide to get at him. I supposed now that MJ’s gone somebody had to pick up the slack, right?

  15. DEAR MICHAEL JACKSON I WANNA BE LIKE YOU MICHAEL I HAVE YOUR HAIR AND I HAVE YOUR GLOVE AND ALSO HAT AND I HAVE YOUR military jacket and i have your magazine and i have your picture in psp and i have your cd album everything iam crazy about michael and i love you very mush michael you are my idol forever michael and i watch your movie thse is it and i have your concert live dvd

    love always paolo forteza i love
    you michael jackson

  16. @Paolo – That was just creepy man *shivers* cruh-ee-py.

  17. Awesome M.J.

  18. Awesome M.J.