Ultimate Bad era fan
- Apr 29, 2022
This is for all things about the movie Moonwalker!
"He went in the woods over here "
Yes but it was suppose to be very experimental and even though it may have been a promotional video it is still quite a masterpiece in my opinion because I love how it just gives you shots of awesomeness, fun and Michaelness in general despite being quite random, and the extended video segment is great. But this is just my opinion'Moonwalker' was not really a film, but an extended promotional video for his 'BAD' album.
Also, it has a non-linear narrative which creates some sort of confusion to the viewers.
It is also a film aimed mainly for kids due its cartoonish feel (shallow plot, exaggerated and fast-paced acting, many comic dialogues, etc).
Yet, there are some really interesting moments in that.
For example, fans get to hear the full version of the 'Smooth Criminal' song (also, the song lyrically makes more sense with its full lyrics).
The 'Smooth Criminal' video segment is also well-crafted.
Additionally, it features the 'Leave Me Alone' music video which visually was one of his most-elaborate music videos that Michael Jackson has ever made and released.
So the fact that he is dancing with an animated bunny is not weird to you?I don't get the movie! I was totally confused about what is going on, sometimes Michael becomes a car, the robot, then airship. Why was the villain after him? And what was the beginning all about? Why is Bad played by kids acting like grown ups? So many questions Maybe it's too deep for me to understand.
That does not mean I did not like it, there is extended version of Smooth criminal, there is Come Together and there is Michael , what's not to like, but it's no Ghosts .
Yes, but that is probably the least weird part in the speed demon video. But I don't have questions about it Its like a kids animated movie.So the fact that he is dancing with an animated bunny is not weird to you?
Yes, seen in isolation, each short film and narrative surrounding it makes sense, especially the long Smooth criminal, except Bad, don't know what's the deal with having a kid play that. But out together into a movie makes no senseIt's a weird movie - but as a promotional tool for BAD it was/is genius. Imagine creating one movie and incorporating so many short films (musicvideos) into the film. It's amazing.
Seen as a movie - the storyline etc. is weird. It was a great project in the BAD era and shows how larger than life MJ was during that period.
Were those short films made FOR Moonwalker? I thought they just got put together into the movie.I have only seen Moonwalker once and I enjoyed it. Sure the plot is a bit all over the place, but it was nice to see MJ experiment a bit with his art. And like someone said, without Moonwalker, we wouldn’t have got the music videos for Smooth Criminal, Speed Demon, Come Together, Leave Me Alone, so I love Moonwalker.
I have no idea tbh lol.Were those short films made FOR Moonwalker? I thought they just got put together into the movie.
This is going to ruin my day, I already know this. I've already cried buckets and I only came across it a few minutes ago.
If I meet someone who doesn't seem to understand Michael, I would play this. I don't think I need anything else.
The end sequence of Moonwalker. 2m 20s
I guess it's more 'Family Entertainment' than a kids movie. Basically what MJ aimed for with everything he did; exciting, emotional, adventerous, spooky etc.; yet nothing that would actually scare or insult anyone on earth. It's very difficult since it's almost impossible to make something substantial that everyone likes or not offence. The most famous people that pulled this off (sorta) were also his inspirations: Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, P.T. Barnum etc.It is also a film aimed mainly for kids due to its cartoonish feel (shallow plot, exaggerated and fast-paced acting, many comic dialogues, etc).