As it says on the cover, Michael Jackson as you've never seen him before…. it truely is
This evening we popped up to the Wimbledon Odeon to see Michael Jackson's This Is It on IMAX and if you are planning on seeing it, then be prepared to be blown away, but if you aren't planning to see then I suggest you change your mind because this is not to be missed.
The movie chronicles the rehearsal process at The Staples Center in Los Angeles ahead of the planned 50 date concerts at the O2 Arena in London. It was intended to be put together for Michael personal collection.
While you watch this you tend to put aside all the contraversy that surrounded Michael's life and see him in a completely different light. You come to realise for yourself that he was a child trapped in an old person's body. The dance routines are unbelievable in the sense that you cannot come to terms with the fact that this is a 50 year old man up there, moving around the stage as if he were 20 something and in many cases keeping up with his backup dancers who seem to be 20 something. You see that he still has it all in him regardless of what you may have seen of a frail person in the media previously. You see a side of Michael that shows that he has got it all together, how he displays a seriousness and professionalism with his work. You see how he knows exactly what he wants to do, how he's going to do it and exactly how he wants it to be perceived by the audience, an absolute genius.
Near the end there is a heartfelt moment that will no doubt strike a chord in your heart which displays the type of person that he was and what he wanted to give to the world, it is at this moment that you realise for yourself of what the world has lost, something truely remarkable.
Personally through this I have a new found respect for the man.
Check out the trailer below, this is something you have to see!