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Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)

Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.

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Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.

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Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe that the only people who will be saved after Armageddon are the 144,000 that will go to heaven. They believe that the rest of the people who God spares will live forever on a cleansed paradise Earth. Michael's family would not have referred to themselves and their loved ones as part of the 144,000. See more »

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Michael Jackson: [Having just dangled his baby out the window] I just wanted to share Blanket with the World.
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References Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) See more »

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Souvenir
Performed by Diana Chaplin
Written by Diana Chaplin and Stefan Hengst
Published by Twin Towers Publishing
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I like The Jacksons: An American Dream a lot better than this schmaltzy piece of garbage
9 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I decided to check out this movie in hopes that it would be as good as The Jacksons: An American Dream. At least with that movie I was able to gain a little more respect for Michael Jackson, as it portrayed him positively. But this movie was just horrible!

Flex Alexander may be good at disguising his voice to sound like the King of Pop, but he most certainly does not look like him (the make-up jobs were just horrible. To the person who did the make-up- make-up does not create the illusion of a nose job or bleached skin!). In fact, none of the actors looked like the people they were supposed to portray, except for Joseph and Katherine Jackson, and Lisa Marie Presley (who were the only good actors in the whole freakin' film).

Also disappointing was the fact that none of Michael Jackson's music was played. I half-expected him to perform "Billie Jean" or "The Way You Make Me Feel". All you saw were pantomimes of the performances.

The flashback and dream sequences were not only disturbing, but completely unnecessary.

As for the way this movie portrayed Michael Jackson? All I can say is, this movie was just about a middle-aged man living in his own little fantasy world. He wanted a family of his own and yet he kept hurting his other family (his parents and siblings), even though they were always there for him. He needs reality to come around and slap him in the face. In fact, he needs a backhand.

No cannibalism, no big scary men chopping down doors and screaming, "Heeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!", but this movie was scary. If you want to see a movie on Michael Jackson's life, see The Jacksons: An American Dream. And if you just have to see a VH1 film, see A Diva's Christmas Carol. Both of these films are actually worth watching. But don't waste your time with this one.


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