October 28, 2009
Genre(s): Documentary, Music
Pop sensation Michael Jackson spent the month leading up to his death preparing for the sold-out London concert series "This Is It." The documentary of the same name chronicles these rehearsals, interspersing them with interviews from those who knew Jackson best. The results are eerie, as it becomes apparent how passionate he was about these concerts that would never be able to happen. The footage offers an interesting peak into Jackson as a creative force, as well as exposing his vulnerabilities. While it shows his fierce need for control over his work, it also demonstrates the kindness and consideration he showed to all those who worked for him. This is the closest thing to a swan song for the legendary singer who died too young.