Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” has premiered in LA -winning early praise from critics – and proving the King of Pop can still entertain.
There was a simultaneous opening in London. Premieres were also held in 15 other cities worldwide.
Michael’s brother Tito was among the star-studded guests. He said: “You just watch him on stage and know he’s not there right now. It’s very touching. That’s why my mom and sisters aren’t here. Because it’s very emotional right now.”
Director Kenny Ortega called the film, “a story of a master of his craft”. The movie was created using 80 hours of video footage taken during the final days of rehearsals for a series of planned concerts in London.
“I was on my ABC, one, two, three as a kid. I gew up listening to Michael jackson, so I’m here for me, my dad, everyone that loves Michael Jackson,” said one young fan.
Singer Peter Andre said: “There are people complaining about it, but I think you should see it first, because, when I heard it was a movie about Michael Jackson I wanted to see it.”
Throughout “This Is It”, audiences see Jackson working with his singers and dancers to create a show that would wow his fans and the premiere audience seemed impressed, cheering at least seven times during the show.