This Is It

Rated 2.0

It’s no secret that Michael Jackson owed a lot of money when he died. Chief among those owed were the folks putting together Jackson’s London-based concert series dubbed This Is It, a 50 date engagement that was supposed to be a big payday for creditors and Jackson’s triumphant artistic return. In the end, This Is It went from being a spectacular live show to this bizarre film in theaters now. This is a rushed cash-in featuring footage of Jackson rehearsing, cobbled together to create the strangest of concert films. We see Jackson working with director Kenny Ortega to craft a show featuring all of the big Jackson hits, coupled with a massive multimedia presentation including 3-D screens and multilevel staging. It would’ve probably been a great concert, but this movie is something that MJ never would’ve wanted you to see.