I was prepared to be disappointed because the trailers were so tantalising I couldn’t believe the film would be that high energy and fun all the way through … but it truly was. I won’t gush on quite as much as Dame Elizabeth, but I did think that there were moments of sheer genius. And you could also see that MJ definitely lived on another planet, to put it kindly.
I’ve never considered myself a Michael Jackson fan particularly, though I did love the Jackson 5 when I was a kid and I remember being totally blown away (along with the rest of the world) when MJ made his very dramatic “come back” on the 25 Years Of Motown special, with his amazing performance of Billy Jean. Which was also one of the highlights of This Is It. Others that I especially enjoyed were The Way You Make Me Feel (fabulous West Side Story set), Beat It and Thriller. Astounding choreography. And really, that’s what made the whole film for me. I’ve never seen anyone move quite like Michael Jackson and I already want to see this film again.