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Thread started 04/18/17 11:07pm

dancerella

Is Man in the mirror, the worst film ever made?

I'm surprised I've never seen a thread on this film before. That movie is attrociously bad. Every aspect of it is dreadful. Flex Alexander looks nothing like MJ. His makeup is almost clownish. He's not built like him at all, and certainly can't move like him. What are your thoughts? How did they get away with this. This film is so bad it should have ended careers.
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Reply #1 posted 04/19/17 4:14am

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I hate to admit this, but when was Man in The Mirror made into a Movie? I totally missed that at the Movies, or was it made for TV?

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Reply #2 posted 04/19/17 4:58am

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Chancellor said:

I hate to admit this, but when was Man in The Mirror made into a Movie? I totally missed that at the Movies, or was it made for TV?

If I'm not mistaken, it was originally aired on VH1.

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Reply #3 posted 04/19/17 4:59am

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dancerella said:

I'm surprised I've never seen a thread on this film before. That movie is attrociously bad. Every aspect of it is dreadful. Flex Alexander looks nothing like MJ. His makeup is almost clownish. He's not built like him at all, and certainly can't move like him. What are your thoughts? How did they get away with this. This film is so bad it should have ended careers.

After watching the previews, I never wasted an ounce of time watching this trainwreck.

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #4 posted 04/19/17 8:22am

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dancerella said:

I'm surprised I've never seen a thread on this film before. That movie is attrociously bad. Every aspect of it is dreadful. Flex Alexander looks nothing like MJ. His makeup is almost clownish. He's not built like him at all, and certainly can't move like him. What are your thoughts? How did they get away with this. This film is so bad it should have ended careers.



Seen some of it. It is truly unbearable.
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Reply #5 posted 04/19/17 9:33am

TrivialPursuit

dancerella said:

I'm surprised I've never seen a thread on this film before. That movie is attrociously bad. Every aspect of it is dreadful. Flex Alexander looks nothing like MJ. His makeup is almost clownish. He's not built like him at all, and certainly can't move like him. What are your thoughts? How did they get away with this. This film is so bad it should have ended careers.


They're not supposed to be twins - in any show. They just need to have similarities, so you can concentrate on the story. No one looked like Whitney, or Bobby, or Toni, etc. It's about the haircuts, the makeup, and the clothes. Hell, did you see the girl they had playing Missy Elliott in that one movie?? Even when Missy got skinny she wasn't that thin. I don't really pay attention to that kind of shit.

Second, I saw pieces of this, and like every other schmaltzy movie or bio - it's garbage. You can't fit everything into 90 minutes of film and expect to be anything other than a glossing over of everything anyway.

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Reply #6 posted 04/19/17 11:48am

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Hell, did you see the girl they had playing Missy Elliott in that one movie?? Even when Missy got skinny she wasn't that thin. I don't really pay attention to that kind of shit.


lol They gave her a sideways cap. That was in Aaliyah's biopic right? I believe casting for someone's likeness should be better when the part does not demand an earth-shaking performance (that could have been any other actress).

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Reply #7 posted 04/19/17 12:13pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

dancerella said:

I'm surprised I've never seen a thread on this film before. That movie is attrociously bad. Every aspect of it is dreadful. Flex Alexander looks nothing like MJ. His makeup is almost clownish. He's not built like him at all, and certainly can't move like him. What are your thoughts? How did they get away with this. This film is so bad it should have ended careers.


They're not supposed to be twins - in any show. They just need to have similarities, so you can concentrate on the story. No one looked like Whitney, or Bobby, or Toni, etc. It's about the haircuts, the makeup, and the clothes. Hell, did you see the girl they had playing Missy Elliott in that one movie?? Even when Missy got skinny she wasn't that thin. I don't really pay attention to that kind of shit.

Second, I saw pieces of this, and like every other schmaltzy movie or bio - it's garbage. You can't fit everything into 90 minutes of film and expect to be anything other than a glossing over of everything anyway.

But come on. That fucking white make up? lol

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Reply #8 posted 04/19/17 12:33pm

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TrivialPursuit said:


They're not supposed to be twins - in any show. They just need to have similarities, so you can concentrate on the story. No one looked like Whitney, or Bobby, or Toni, etc. It's about the haircuts, the makeup, and the clothes. Hell, did you see the girl they had playing Missy Elliott in that one movie?? Even when Missy got skinny she wasn't that thin. I don't really pay attention to that kind of shit.

Second, I saw pieces of this, and like every other schmaltzy movie or bio - it's garbage. You can't fit everything into 90 minutes of film and expect to be anything other than a glossing over of everything anyway.

But come on. That fucking white make up? lol

Image result for man in the mirror: the michael jackson storyImage result for man in the mirror: the michael jackson story

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Reply #9 posted 04/19/17 12:33pm

SoulAlive

the movie is a joke lol absolutely terrible!

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Reply #10 posted 04/19/17 12:42pm

dancerella

SoulAlive said:



smoothcriminal12 said:




TrivialPursuit said:




They're not supposed to be twins - in any show. They just need to have similarities, so you can concentrate on the story. No one looked like Whitney, or Bobby, or Toni, etc. It's about the haircuts, the makeup, and the clothes. Hell, did you see the girl they had playing Missy Elliott in that one movie?? Even when Missy got skinny she wasn't that thin. I don't really pay attention to that kind of shit.

Second, I saw pieces of this, and like every other schmaltzy movie or bio - it's garbage. You can't fit everything into 90 minutes of film and expect to be anything other than a glossing over of everything anyway.



But come on. That fucking white make up? lol




Image result for man in the mirror: the michael jackson storyImage result for man in the mirror: the michael jackson story




Those two photos say it all. Just plain terrible. I thought of this film because people are talking about the new Prince documentary that just came out and how bad the acting, etc is. I think it's way better than Man in mirror. Basically, any thing is.
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Reply #11 posted 04/19/17 12:48pm

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There was a VERY long thread on this film when it first came out and WE ROASTED it!

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Reply #12 posted 04/19/17 12:50pm

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http://prince.org/msg/8/102794?pr

i even started the thread there were some FUNNY pictures especially Joe jackson

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Reply #13 posted 04/19/17 2:12pm

dancerella

paisleypark4 said:

There was a VERY long thread on this film when it first came out and WE ROASTED it!




Ok good. I would hate to think you guys actually approved of this shite.
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Reply #14 posted 04/19/17 2:43pm

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But come on. That fucking white make up? lol


Hey believe me, I ain't defending any of it. haha As I noted, I never watch those things, because they're garbage. Even the partially sanctioned An American Dream was cheesy and the MJ character emoted way too much. Like, was MJ ever happy? He just pouted all the damn time in that movie. It's why if there's ever a Lifetime about Prince - or anything else, fahgetaboutit. Even if Scorcese himself directed a Prince biopic, I'd still shoot side-eye first.

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Reply #15 posted 04/19/17 4:51pm

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The movie and casting was terrible.
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Reply #16 posted 04/19/17 4:53pm

SoulAlive

Everyone involved in the making of this movie (the producer,the director,etc) needs to have their asses kicked.
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Reply #17 posted 04/19/17 4:55pm

SoulAlive

dancerella said:

SoulAlive said:



smoothcriminal12 said:




TrivialPursuit said:




They're not supposed to be twins - in any show. They just need to have similarities, so you can concentrate on the story. No one looked like Whitney, or Bobby, or Toni, etc. It's about the haircuts, the makeup, and the clothes. Hell, did you see the girl they had playing Missy Elliott in that one movie?? Even when Missy got skinny she wasn't that thin. I don't really pay attention to that kind of shit.

Second, I saw pieces of this, and like every other schmaltzy movie or bio - it's garbage. You can't fit everything into 90 minutes of film and expect to be anything other than a glossing over of everything anyway.



But come on. That fucking white make up? lol




Image result for man in the mirror: the michael jackson storyImage result for man in the mirror: the michael jackson story




Those two photos say it all. Just plain terrible. I thought of this film because people are talking about the new Prince documentary that just came out and how bad the acting, etc is. I think it's way better than Man in mirror. Basically, any thing is.


There should be some kind of law against these unauthorized biopic TV movies.They are extremely unfair to the artist.
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Reply #18 posted 04/19/17 6:23pm

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There should be some kind of law against these unauthorized biopic TV movies.They are extremely unfair to the artist.


Well hey - you can't legislate good taste or morality. There are already too many bullshit laws in existence (most of which contradict each other). Being a celebrity ain't fair, and the last thing anyone needs is more government in their lives, pandering to the rich and entitled.

As always, the best way to vote on something is by your pocket book, or your tuning in. Don't watch it - don't watch it, don't stream it, don't download it. Just pay it nothing.

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Reply #19 posted 04/19/17 7:32pm

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NOBODY better not F'in say GB is.....

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Reply #20 posted 04/19/17 8:46pm

dancerella

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Everyone involved in the making of this movie (the producer,the director,etc) needs to have their asses kicked.



Two times!!
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Reply #21 posted 04/20/17 8:51am

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Related imagerazz lol

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.
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Reply #22 posted 04/20/17 11:19am

Cinny

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I saw this on DVD at a pawn shop yesterday! evillol Thanks for the reminder that it is garbage!

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Reply #23 posted 04/20/17 11:32am

dancerella

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Related imagerazz lol




Lol! Seriously, what drugs were they on when they made this film?
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Reply #24 posted 04/20/17 11:45am

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dancerella said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Related imagerazz lol

Lol! Seriously, what drugs were they on when they made this film?

blunt

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Reply #25 posted 04/20/17 4:53pm

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Flex is just starting to get work again.
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Reply #26 posted 04/20/17 4:57pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Flex is just starting to get work again.

lol

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Reply #27 posted 04/20/17 7:03pm

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Flex is just starting to get work again.

lol

This movie was terrible. I still can't believe he agreed to this role. As an actor, you can't take every role and you have to know your lane. This movie was never authorized by MJ so a lot of the movie is based on tabloid and lies. The acting, casting, make up, etc was a hot mess and an embarrassment to a legend that deserved better.

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Reply #28 posted 04/20/17 7:13pm

Scorp

everything starts w/the source itself........

this type of movie never would have been made or needed to be made when this really meant something.....

never would have been doing during the years of OTW or Thriller....

and if the dominant society wasn't so headstrong and demand people like this to change their being to extreme levels, we wouldn't have to worry about this type of depiction being made

[Edited 4/20/17 19:21pm]

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Reply #29 posted 04/20/17 7:16pm

SoulAlive

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LittleBLUECorvette said:


Flex is just starting to get work again.

lol



This movie was terrible. I still can't believe he agreed to this role. As an actor, you can't take every role and you have to know your lane. This movie was never authorized by MJ so a lot of the movie is based on tabloid and lies. The acting, casting, make up, etc was a hot mess and an embarrassment to a legend that deserved better.



Yeah this movie seems as if it was produced by the National Enquirer.It is filled with lies and nonsense.I felt really bad for Michael when this film came out.
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