Hello everyone! Sorry for shamelessly abandoning my blog the past week. Heh. :p I have absolutely no excuses because I actually had the time to update my blog at least twice! Sorry! But I’m back and really, I PROMISE that this time, I will get some videos up over the weekend! :)
So anyway! One of the most talked about movies of the year was the behind the scenes footage from Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour.
I personally really really enjoyed it and wouldn’t mind watching it again. However, there were a number of people who said it was disappointing and that they expected more.
I think it was a mistake on the part of the promoters to call this a movie because this is by no means a movie, nor is it a concert. I know many people went into the theatre expecting a concert. So when I entered the theatre, I had already prepared myself and reminded myself many times that this was BEHIND THE SCENES footage so I wasn’t expecting impressive concert performances, professional camera footage, perfect dance sequences and the like.
That being said, after watching this, I feel so sad that this concert never happened because it looked like it would have been a great one. While his voice no longer has the range or the rich, velvety smoothness he once had, he is, in my opinion, STILL the world’s best performer. No one can bring it the way MJ can!
However, where he lacked in terms of his voice, he made up for it in dancing! His dancing, is still as incredible as it was, 10 years ago. Considering he has aged significantly and has faced a number of health problems, I thought he was amazing. The energy and precision that goes into every single move never fails to amaze me. You can FEEL the enthusiasm emanating of him!
And I have to say, he had an AMAZING team of dancers supporting him. Omg, seriously. If they were THAT amazing during rehearsals, I can only imagine how incredible the concerts would have been!
I think it was incredible to be able to see him work and to see how much effort he puts into his concerts to make them what they are because people are right, a Michael Jackson concert is not just a concert, it is an EXPERIENCE and I saw that in this movie.
Favourite scene in the movie? The Thriller bit! Gave me goosebumps, I swear! Thriller is one of my FAVOURITE songs and oh man, to see him and his dancers dance to Thriller on stage in costumes, AMAZING!
Didn’t like the way he changed the musical arrangement for The Way You Make Me Feel though. That’s my favourite MJ song of all time and I really just didn’t like what he did to it. Sorry MJ!
The only thing I found disappointing was that it was really short. 1.5 hours maybe? I thought it was going to be much longer and I would have liked to see more.
So! What did you think of the movie? Were you singing along to all the songs the way Bryan and I were? :p
RIP Michael Jackson. You are a legend and you will ALWAYS be the King of Pop.