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Bad 25 (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 19 October 2012 (USA)
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A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

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Spike Lee
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Credited cast:
Michael Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glen Ballard ... Himself
John Barnes John Barnes ... Himself
Jennifer Batten Jennifer Batten ... Herself (archive footage)
Justin Bieber ... Himself
Jim Blashfield Jim Blashfield ... Himself
John Branca John Branca ... Himself
Miko C. Brando ... Himself
Chris Brown ... Himself
Ollie E. Brown Ollie E. Brown ... Himself
Gregg Burge ... Himself (archive footage)
Mariah Carey ... Herself
Colin Chilvers Colin Chilvers ... Himself
Andraé Crouch Andraé Crouch ... Himself
Sheryl Crow ... Herself
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A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

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It's no "This Is It", but it'll do.
18 September 2012 | by Movie-JaySee all my reviews

"This Is It" spoils us. It will no doubt go down as the film that got the closest to MJ's process and work habits.

That film makes "Bad 25" look especially like second-hand news, as an array of musicians, technicians, sound engineers and others weigh in on MJ's follow-up to the still-reigning highest-selling album of all time in "Thriller".

One by one, the songs on Bad are broken down into the stories of how they came to be produced, while it is noted throughout that at that point in his adulthood, MJ was becoming a savvy businessman.

I especially like the stuff from those who knew MJ at the time of the recording, while hangers-on Justin Bieber, Kanye, and Chris Brown all received boos at the Toronto screening during TIFF.

In "This Is It" we get right up close to the King of Pop, so having a doc with a bunch of people telling us about him just doesn't resonate as fully, and to my surprise, there is a lot of talking in this movie compared with the amount of music in it.

This is not a bad movie. It made me nostalgic for my youth and to want to hear these songs in full. And of course, MJ's passing has only increased the shivers I get when I hear that choir go, "man in the mirruh!", but as far as music docs go, this is pretty much par for the course.


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