Review of Michael Jackson’s This Is It


All thanks to Sony Pictures, Nigel and Kel Li, I managed to catch the premiere of Michael Jackson’s This Is It on Wednesday night and here is my brief review of the film.

There isn’t much to review with this movie, simply because it’s one huge music video with no plot and direction. I must say Kenny Ortega and Sony did a really good job in editing the film considering it all came from over 100 hours of raw footage. It must have been one of the most tedious post-productions of any movie ever.

Another thing Ortega did well was to keep the interviews to a minimum and letting the performance of MJ make the movie. However, the dialogue in between the performances were just as entertaining, intriguing and captivating as MJ’s dance moves. In was really wonderful to get a small glimpse into how MJ worked, being a perfectionist and all as well as to see how others worked with him.


At the end of the day, the movie does what it is supposed to- it entertains the inner MJ fan in all of us. I whole-heartedly enjoyed this film just for it’s content alone. I found myself bobbing my head and thumping my foot throughout the entire film. Having said that, I enjoyed the film thoroughly just because I enjoy Michael Jackson’s movie. I’m afraid to say that a person who doesn’t quite enjoy MJ’s work, will definitely not enjoy this movie.

So just like I Tweeted, I’m going to tell you to rush out to see this movie if you’ve ever enjoyed any of Michael Jackson’s music or dance moves. Make sure you stay until the end of the credits. There is a little sumthin’ sumthin’.

So, yeah. This Is It.


4 comment/s:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,

Happy to have met you before the MJ screening and the happening bunch. They sure are fun.

Here's my 2 cents worth of the movie;

By the way, came across this link here that's related to the movie;

Do not know whether it's true but pretty disturbing if it is. You be the judge.

Have a good day. Cheers.

Wei Hook

Mike Campton said...

Hey Wei Hook. It was nice meeting you. Hope you had a good time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,

Me and my friend had an unforgettable night thanks to Sony Pics and you all...the bloggers :) In fact, would be watching it again tomorrow.

My only regret, did not have the time to mingle with you all and get to know all of you better as I was rushing to meet my friend before the premiere.

Keep up the good work here and on 8TV Nite Live. I'll be watching you...haha. Tell Moe....I say 'hi'

Enjoy your weekend. Cheers :)

Take care,
Wei Hook

EsteeC said...


We have one in our school..


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