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What begins like a concert movie and ends with the dull whimper of a moralising fairytale for TV kids is, startlingly enough, a long and expensive pop video. The fact that it is a cut-and-paste job, interpolating chunks of Jackson history in with a sequence of rather feeble cartoon dominated 'episodes', lends the whole adventure the distinctly un-cinematic ambience of a fanzine, which is great for the fans. Mum and Dad and baby sibling, however, will be alarmed and bored by the spectacle - the former alarmed by the vast displacement of cash on so witless a project, and bored because it's boring, the latter frustrated because a human version of My Little Pony is not as entertaining as the real thing. Altogether a ghastly experience, which even the rabid 11-year-old in your life might well find patronising and unimaginative.

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Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Colin Chilvers, Jerry Kramer
Screenwriter: David Newman
Cast: Michael Jackson
Joe Pesci
Sean Lennon
Kellie Parker
Brandon Adams
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