Video of the Day: Spike Lee Directs Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”


Spike Lee released his official video for Michael Jackson’s posthumous single, “This Is It” over the Christmas holiday. It’s a montage of iconic images of the King of Pop, footage shot in his hometown of Gary, Indiana, and at fan tributes following his death on June 25 (including the Brooklyn street party that Lee through in his honor), and rare clips from live performances. It’s touching, no doubt, but we find ourselves feeling seriously underwhelmed. This is Jackson’s final music video. While we weren’t expecting controversy, we’re surprised that Lee didn’t do something a tad more provocative. Take a peek after the jump and let us know what you think.