By LordXavierBritish 14 Comments
Was pretty fucking good, in my opinion. It wasn't some in-depth look at the development of a concert, nor even at Jackson himself. Then again, it didn't need to be. This was going to make money regardless of whether or not it tanked. What It is the closet we'll ever get to seeing the finished product of what may have been one of the biggest musical extravaganzas in the last decade. It certainly isn't going to be for someone who has no intention of ever indulging in Jackson's large catalog of songs, but for anyone else it is both a spectacle of sound and sight. That same mastery of atmosphere and presence found in the Smooth Criminal and Thriller videos of old is back in full force with the weight of today's technology behind it, perhaps for the last time.
But seriously, we're going to hear about Jackson for the next twenty years. This Is It, if nothing more, is a hilariously ironic title.