Michael Jackson - Moonwalker

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A combination of live footage of 'Michael Jackson' in concert, as well as a series of fantasy pieces with Jackson as the central character.

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  • May 24, 2012
    Michael Jackson was a musical icon at the same level as Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Unlike the legendary Elvis Presley and The Beatles, Michael Jackson didn't have star in many movies. While Moonwalker doesn't have a narrative structure, it's harmless fun with nostalgic values of a very talented musical artist. Unlike most movies I review, Moonwalker does not feature a narrative structure, for most of the movie at least. As a whole it's basically a collection of music videos put together with some animations in between. Because of the lack of structure, I'm going to talk about specific segments in the movie. I'm going to start with the "Leave Me Alone" music video which easily has some of the freakiest imagery ever in a music video and in the movie. The "Leave Me Alone" video has dogs in tuxedo, giant dentures, a goat with two heads, a freaky circus, and believe or not, Elizabeth Taylor. If you thought that was weird, the movie is filled with freaky moments. One of them being a dance off between Jackson and a costume he was wearing earlier to avoid crazy fans (including The Noid). If you do plan on watching this you should know it's not consistent, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the movie. While a huge portion of the movie does focus on Jackson career you'll see it through a unique and sometime weird perspective. It's also the only movie where you'll see Jackson transform into Stallone, Tina Turner, and even Pee Wee Herman. It's all pointless with no storyline, but at the same time mindless fun entertainment. The Smooth Criminal segment in the movie is the closest you'll have to an actual movie. This is my favorite segment of the movie mostly of how over the top it is. Michael Jackson transform into a car, a giant robot appropriately named Popitmus Prime, and into a spaceship in the same segment which gave me some good laughs since the movie never explains why Michael could transfer into those things. In case you're wondering, this segment is about a drug dealer (played by Joe Pesci) trying to kill Jackson after Jackson heard his plan in his cave. Once you get past the part of a drug dealer having a cave, the rest of the segment is enjoyable. Though you will see Jackson running a lot and in slow motion before you get to the best music video of all time. The rest of the segment involves Jackson battling against Joe Pesci army as Jackson blasts away his army; don't bother to ask why a drug dealer has a giant laser. Considering that movie doesn't have much in terms of storytelling and really doesn't rely on acting, there's not much more I could say about Moonwalker. Moonwalker is lacking the basic need of a movie like plot, characters, direction, and a narrative structure. Yet despite lacking all the need to be considering a movie, Moonwalker is just pure entertainment that should please any fans of Jackson as well any newcomer.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2010
    Wow, how much stuff has Michael Jackson done that he could do a film where half the thing is snippets of his songs? Seriously though, the film is an original and interesting concept and is well-editied, well-directing, well-produced and has a great hook. Of course, that's where the problems start, considering that the opening is too good and could've very easily lead into an amazing biopic, something I much rather wished they had done. (Partly becaue the "Man in the Mirror" TV biopic wouldn't have to exist) This thing also suffers from being so reliant on the music montage segment that when it gets to the anthological segment, it feels really forced. The stories are totally bizarre, random, hold very forced music numbers and are painfully cheesy. (I find it ironic that there's an anti-drug message when this thing is acid trip incarnated) I can ultimatley sum up a lot of hard-to-word problems by concluding that this movie makes absolutely no sense in any way, shape or form. (I will say that its suiting that, at the end there's the cover of The Beatles' "Come Together", seeing as that song makes about as much since as this movie... just barely. Okay, it's a few notches more sensible. Okay, it's way behind. You know what, probably nothing's as senseless as this movie) Am I saying its bad? Not really to be honest. It is a really entertaining time-killer so, by all means, check it out if you want. Heck, it might even make a healthy substitue for drugs.
    Cameron J Super Reviewer
  • Feb 28, 2010
    "I ask for a BAD guy and he gives me Michael Jackson? I can't take it anymore!" I can't really say that this is a movie. It's more of a compilation of some Michael Jackson songs put together into movie modes. 'Moonwalker' starts with pictures and video footage of MJ when he was a kid and a young artist. All of a sudden he's chased by cartoony people, him wearing a rabbit suit and so on... The only really interesting segment of 'Moonwalker' is the Smooth Criminal part. In that episode, MJ really shoves us, the viewers, that he was an astonishing dancer. It's also beautifully shot and come to think of it, one of the best music videos I've seen. Another nice segment is the one where MJ gets all Optimus Prime and turns into a robot of some sort. 'Moonwalker' is over 20 years old and I believe that the transformation was at that time pretty amazing. But in overall, 'Moonwalker' doesn't come well together as a feature film. MJ can't act. Every time he opened his mouth in this movie, compilation (or whatever), it proved only one thing to us. MJ is an unbeliavable singer but as an movie actor... Like in one of his songs... He's BAD. For fans only.
    Jani H Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2009
    This movie is a must-see for any Michael Jackson fan. It didn't really flow from the beginning musical section to the main story but I love the way he linked Bad and Speed Demon. The main story was good but confusing at times as I wasn't sure if the children really did know Michael or not. The effects were really good and Michael gave an amazing performance on all levels. He's giving a great message against drugs and I loved his performance of Come Together. R.I.P Michael! <3
    Sophie B Super Reviewer

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