Some say that with This Is It Michael Jackson will finally get the silver screen moment he always wanted.
But will it be a concert film he would’ve wanted and one that fans deserve?
It certainly won’t replace what his live concerts were like or what his final tour would’ve been like.
But nonetheless this past weekend tickets for This Is It went on sale for the “two weeks only” theatrical run, with DVDs sales to follow probably in time for the holiday shopping season.
And according to the AP, AEG says the film will clear their name and answer any doubt that the concert promoter was taking advantage of Jackson.
“I think we still are hurt,” Leiweke said. “Some of the things that people have said about us, which are so untrue, this movie’s going to restore his legacy, and prove that we, in fact, gave Michael a second chance here. And an opportunity to make the kind of comeback he was dreaming of. And that we created an environment for him that was probably the best environment that the guy had the last 10 or 15 years of his life. And I’m very proud of the way we treated Michael, and very proud of the partnership that we had with him. And this movie is an opportunity to celebrate that, and we could get past all of the gossip and all of the innuendo.”
But still I wonder…
What kind of concert film will this be?
Will it be a moment of closure for fans or just open more doors of controversy, embarrassement and mourning?
It might clear AEG’s name but will the film help them also recoup costs?
What do you think about This Is It?