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.
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.