Sunday, November 1, 2009

This is it

Posthumous homage or cash grab? A bit of both, of course. This Is It leaves you wishing that this concert would have come true -- it was going to be quite a spectacle. Even though this is more a documentary than a concert video, we are still only allowed very few glimpses into the mind of the man in the mirror. Even in his last days, very little of the real person behind the shades comes through. We never see Michael sweat. Or suffer. We just see him sing and dance.

It seems that Jackson was born to be an enigma, a mythological creature we will never really understand -- a fiercely human person who ended up looking almost not human. But damn, the guy was good! Thanks, MJ! I hope they let you go in peace now (fat chance...)

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