So now that Michael Jackson's This Is It has officially landed in theaters, you probably want to know whether it's worth the price of admission. While we await word on just how well it does in its first five days (concert promoter AEG predicted a staggering $250 million), let's take a look at what some of the critics had to say.
"There's an incredible amount to enjoy here, and the star's fans will be in rapture. Though Jackson looks painfully thin at times, his vocal prowess and dancing ability seem to have scarcely ebbed at all in the decade he spent offstage." – Variety
"Naivete, calculation and all, it looks like it would've been a helluva show, complete with eco-consciousness-raising, an onstage bulldozer and 3-D Thriller footage, newly created to dazzle audiences left high and dry by fate and Jackson's demise." – Chicago Tribune
"If This Is It doesn't miraculously restore the middle-aged Jackson to his past glory, it at least offers glimpses of his bygone greatness, and poignant suggestions of what might have been." – USA Today
"A strange and ultimately underwhelming way to say goodbye to a troubled, talented performer." – Times UK
"Fan or not, in This Is It, you don't see death, just life. There is no sadness or tears; you walk out with a smile. Forget the controversies, this is truly who Michael Jackson was - his music. It's a film that you don't want to end." – BET.com
Currently responsible for a whopping 77% of all Fandando ticket sales, This Is It is sure to make a dent in this week's box office as folks rush to catch a final glimpse of Michael Jackson doing what he did best: entertaining millions. Feel free to hop on over to our official This Is It page and leave your own fan review of the film. Here's what some of you are saying so far:
"The energy of the concert stuck with me well after watching it and considering I got out of the theater at 2am it was AMAZING!! People can talk all they want, but in the end the music speaks louder."
"Well worth the $10. Inspiring creative genius throughout the entire film. MJ will now rank among the most elite historical figures."
"Watching this movie brought tears to my eyes, made me smile, made me dance, made me sing, he rocked it all over again! The 3-D effects were marvelous and exciting."
Will you be seeing This Is It ?