Lou Lemenick, New York Post, dropped a bomb on the anticipated (how eagerly is another question entirely) MJ rehearsal motion picture. In yesterday’s post Leminick wrote “i(“This Is It”) is sadly — and reprehensively, if you ask me — the movie equivalent to the National Enquirer’s infamous post-mortem shot of Elvis Presley”
While the excellent film critic doesn’t mention the music he does discuss the dancing, which seemed fine in the minutes I’ve viewed so far: “Jackson moves stiffly and lethargically, suggesting even a shadow of his former self”.
He concludes: “Could Jackson and his collaborators have whipped this show into shape for a triumphant comeback in London if he had lived? The evidence here says no, but we’ll never really know.”
Rotten Tomatoes reports the critics gave the movie an 80% approval rating. I will have my review here on Saturday.