Michael Jackson: Bad 25 (trailer)


Well what can we say other than the greatest entertainer of all time, Michael Jackson, legacy will live on!
thanks to another Spike Lee Joint. It appears that Spike Lee has directed a huge hit with Michael Jackson: Bad 25

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the documentary is billing itself as showing previously unseen footage and revealing new details about the making of the album. It also boasts a celebrity-filled roster reflecting on the album’s resonance years later.

“We really divided it into two things: Artists today who were influenced by Michael, and then people who worked side by side — musicians, songwriters, technicians, engineers, people at the label, who were all committed to Michael, to the follow-up to the biggest record of all time, which still is Thriller,” said Lee in an AP interview.

Entertainment Time reports that the Bad videos — or, as MJ insisted on calling them, “short films” — cemented Jackson’s stature as a movie star who never appeared in a hit movie; thematically adventurous and expertly choreographed, they provided the crucial link between golden-age Hollywood musicals and YouTube. To extend the album’s multimedia reach, Jackson toured for 16 months in 15 countries: 123 shows that displayed his preternatural performance gifts and supernatural footwork.

Covering it all in a galloping 2hr.10min, Bad 25 is also a love letter from the often acerbic director, who at his Venice press conference underlined the influence Jackson had on the aspirations of a black kid in Brooklyn. “I was born in 1957, he was born in ’58,”Lee said. “And when I saw the Jackson Five on The Ed Sullivan Show, I wanted to be Michael Jackson. I had the Afro, the whole Jackson look. But the singing and dancing — that’s where it stopped.”

Martin Scorsese, who briefly appears in the trailer, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow and Justin Bieber are some of the bold-faced names featured.

This first-ever glimpse of ABC’s 60-second trailer previews the documentary film by award-winning director Spike Lee, WHICH DEBUTED EXCLUSIVELY ON ABC’S “THE VIEW,” celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s landmark “BAD” album and tour. “Michael Jackson: BAD25” will air Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 (9:3011:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

Entertainment Time
The Hollywood Reporter