Saturday, November 14, 2009
This Is It
So I am a little slow in getting to the movie theater, but went last night to see the Michael Jackson movie, This is It. I had read about it online so I thought I knew what I was in for, but I was surprised, very surprised and thoroughly entertained. The very beginning of the movie is so touching, raw footage of the dancers before their auditions talking about what an influence Michael Jackson has had on their lives and dancing careers. It is crystal clear that they are nervous, not only for just an audition, but to be in the same room as him, a completely overwhelming thought for these young, hopeful and talented men and women.
I don't want to spoil the details for those who haven't seen it, but it is hard not to enjoy watching the magic of Michael Jackson happen on his stage, even in dress rehearsals. He doesn't sing full out, saving his voice for the tour, but he doesn't need to, you can see how fantastic the show would have been. The original 2 week run has been extended until December and the film has now grossed over $200 million worldwide. If you haven't seen it, it is worth going to.