Friday, November 27, 2009
This is it!
Hi hi sisters ....... hmmmm, you probably know what I am going to write about just by looking at the title, eh? Yes, that last 'concert documentary' movie of Michael Jackson. I am not really a Jackson fan, I mean I didn't follow his work, bought every single album of his or lined up for tickets to his concerts. But I do love his music and dancing, I guess who doesn't? Most of us practically grew up with him, or in his music. His songs were mega hits, and each gave us memory, whether sweet or bittersweet, of a certain time in our lives.
So when Kiyomi san asked me to join her and her talented daughter, who is a professional dancer, to watch 'This is it', I readily said YES! The movie was basically a documentary of his concert rehearsals. Even though these footages were not intended for public release originally, Sony Pictures bought the film rights and edited the footages into a 'magical' Jackson's rehearsal concert.
This is the official movie trailer :
I must say I haven't enjoyed a movie (um hm, except Yong Joon's of course :) so much for a long time. Michael Jackson was really a legend, an icon at the pinnacle of his fields. This man was full of rhythm and beat, I cannot think of any pop artist who is even close to his rank. He performed all of the old favourites like 'Thriller', 'Billy Jean', 'Black or White', ..... Every single move came out from him was so painstakingly meticulous, yet he delivered it with such perfection and poise.
There was actually a powerful message that Michael Jackson wanted to convey through his planned 50 concerts - saving the rainforest and animals, thus saving the planet. He composed the melodious 'Earth Song' and fortunately the message video had also been filmed. Please enjoy the beautiful music and lyrics :
Earth Song :
'This is it' was released October 28th worldwide for 2 weeks, so it's already over. In Japan, today is the last day of showing. Can you believe it? Toho Cinema even has a 1am and 3am showings as I am typing now, and they're all SOLD OUT! So if you love pop music and dancing, please do not miss this movie. This is it!