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UPDATE: “This Is It” Really? Fans prep for Michael Jackson movie

October 26, 2009

(updates with Elizabeth Taylor’s rave review)

jackson61After weeks of hype that the King of Pop would no doubt love, the Michael Jackson concert movie “This Is It” hits theaters around the globe on Wednesday.

The premiere from Los Angeles the night before will be webcast live on and on, and organizers said fans will be able to comment and discuss the event on the web.

One of the first reviews came from Jackson’s good friend Elizabeth Taylor, who attended a private screening last week and took to Twitter on Monday to reveal that it is “the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen.” We assume the two-time Oscar winner did not get around to seeing her last feature film, ”The Flintstones.” 

We’ve told you about the box office (here). We’ve interviewed the director (here). And we’ve even looked at record sales for the soundtrack (here).

Now, with the event film of the fall upon audiences (no disrespect to “Twilight” fans and the upcoming “New Moon”), we took some time to ask everyday moviegoers if they were excited about MJ’s movie. So, we were out at theaters in Las Vegas on Sunday — and even behind the stage of Harrah’s for a chat with a Michael Jackson impersonator — to ask their opinions. Click below to see what they think.

(video by Marc Price)


I love Miohael’s music but I’m looking forward to New Moon and I know lots of parties going on for that I can’t wait !
Waited a year for this movie.

Posted by Sia | Report as abusive

I mean Michael’s music.

Posted by Sia | Report as abusive

“Know” doubt? Really? Does anyone have editors anymore?

Posted by Tom Black | Report as abusive

I love the king of pop MIchael Jackson……I dnt care about New Moon to me,ESSENCE,”This Is It” will be one of the fansinated movie EVER!!!!!!!!

Posted by Essence Ray | Report as abusive

I hear it’s one of the best movies of the year! i can’t wait to see it.


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