Bad 25

2012

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IMDb Rating 8.0

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Reviewed by doomas10 10

Spike Lee could be a filmmaker with varied performance when it comes to films but here he truly displayed some professionalism covering the recording era of Michael Jackson&#39;s &quot;Bad&quot; album.<br/><br/>Not only, he collects interviews from numerous individuals of the music industry but he carefully tries to avoid the myth and gossip traps that surround the name of Michael Jackson. This is a musical documentary at first and not a closer look as to who or what Michael Jackson was.<br/><br/>An argument could be made that Lee decided to focus all his energy to the musical genius that Jackson was and how hard he worked to finish an album such as &quot;Bad&quot; including his any skills. The man was composing, producing, writing the songs, choreographing his videos, singing and dancing live, vocal arranging and beatboxing! It is a shame that the album itself had to endure endless criticism for not reaching the levels of &quot;Thriller&quot; and at that period it was considered a disappointment despite selling more than 30 million copies worldwide and being accompanied by the most successful tour of all time.<br/><br/>After 25 years though, &quot;Bad&quot; is considered one of the best albums out there, a record unparalleled in terms of hits and quality balance. &quot;Bad&quot; is a record richer than &quot;Thriller&quot; with less filler and more meat. Lee&#39;s interviews, raw footage and behind the scenes tactics prove just that. Taking a massive 5 year period to be recorded, with hundreds of (finished) demos, lots of artistic input and various musical collaborations, &quot;Bad&quot; now gets the treatment and (much awaited) spotlight it deserves. <br/><br/>Bad 25 celebrates the rich sound that Jackson&#39;s third solo record contained along with diverse musical engineering and craftmanship. The album has so many hits on so many levels - the short film of Smooth Criminal, the anti gravity lean, the West Side Story dance number of &quot;Bad&quot;, the rock gritty sound of &quot;Dirty Diana&quot; with Steve Stevens&#39; input, the psychedelic vibe in &quot;Leave me alone&quot; and the powerful anthem of &quot;Man in the mirror&quot; are just cases that display, suggest and reveal a creative and hard working genius at the peak of his game.<br/><br/>It is really sad that people still tend to emphasize any negative or controversial aspects that Jackson may had. But the musical one is not one of them. For he remains at the pantheon of the most brilliant musicians and performers ever to walk the earth and perhaps, the greatest. And we cannot take that away from him. Ever

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Reviewed by Movie-Jay 7

&quot;This Is It&quot; spoils us. It will no doubt go down as the film that got the closest to MJ&#39;s process and work habits. <br/><br/>That film makes &quot;Bad 25&quot; look especially like second-hand news, as an array of musicians, technicians, sound engineers and others weigh in on MJ&#39;s follow-up to the still-reigning highest-selling album of all time in &quot;Thriller&quot;. <br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>In &quot;This Is It&quot; 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&#39;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. <br/><br/>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&#39;s passing has only increased the shivers I get when I hear that choir go, &quot;man in the mirruh!&quot;, but as far as music docs go, this is pretty much par for the course.

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Reviewed by ahmednabil100 10

It&#39;s a nice documentary for Michael Jackson fans who never get enough from this man, there&#39;s a lot of unreleased rehearsal and Behind the scenes videos you&#39;ve never seen before. the best part of the movie was that one about the way you make me feel I really loved it, the least was smooth criminal part, they presented the lyrics as meaningless crab, the short film as a reidea, something that I completely disagree. These particular hit and short film took Michael&#39;s popularity to a whole new range around the globe, maybe it didn&#39;t make it in US but it was the most international single from the album. I first know about Michael from this short film. for people just curious about how Michael&#39;s music process goes, I recommend This is it than BAD25. Maybe I&#39;m a little bit overrating but I give 10 stars for this doc.. Its celebrating a 10 star album, and the all time king of stars :)

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