The movie Moonwalker is also known by the title Michael Jackson: Moonwalker. This film was released by Mr. Jackson himself. The title of this movie came from the dance that Jackson had made popular. The dance was named by the media not by Jackson although he did choose it for the title of the movie. The film is a small collection of short films about the singer. Several of these short times are based around the making of music videos of songs from his album: ‘Bad”.
When the movie was released Michael Jackson was touring the world promoting his album of the same name. The segments including on this movie follow his biggest hits. The “Man in the Mirror” is featured in this movie. This song shows Jackson performing the song to a live audience. It also features clips of historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa.
The next section of this film in called “Retrospective” This section features Jackson in his younger days when he was performing with the Jackson 5. Some of the group’s biggest hits are on this movie along with some behind the scenes footage at their show. “Badder” is a parody of a music video. This part shows a young actor playing the role of a young Jackson. The actor is singing the song with background dancers and putting on a performance. The next section is titled “Speed Demon.” A little Jackson is spotted on a crowed tour bus. He is chased off the bus by fans looking to get his autograph. To hide from them Jackson puts on a rabbit costume. The fans realize that it is really him and continue the chase. The fans are stopped by a cop and Jackson can turn back into himself. The costume then comes to life and they have a dance off.
This movie features some of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits. It is filled with music and dance. Even in film Jackson puts on a good show for the audience.
- Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Sean Lennon, Kellie Parker, Brandon Quintin Adams
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- Michael Jackson,, Will Vinton (segment "Speed Demon"), Jim Blashfield (segment "Leave Me Alone"),, Colin Chilvers (segment "Smooth Criminal")