Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Moonwalker (1988)

Directors: Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, Colin Chilvers

Stars: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Sean Lennon

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together".

This whole "movie" is mainly just a couple of Michael Jackson's music videos pieced together with newer material to make it all seem like a type of a movie. The beginning and the music videos are the best part of the entire movie. The movie sections that they made for it were just decent. That was kind of bad. I know his loved kids, but those kids needed to go away. They sucked, and those segments sucked.

The best part of the movie was the beginning. So much of the footage I remember watching on television when I was a kid. Each segment was a flashback from my childhood. I loved the Jackson 5, and his early solo albums. It was great to see all of the old footage.

This movie is well worth watching at least once. I do not think it is a movie to own, but if you are a hardcore Michael Jackson fan you will want to own a copy. Enjoy.

Moonwalker (1988) Trailer

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