While the full-length cut of the film may not be readily available until its home video release in February, Spike Lee’s latest film, Bad 25, has finally seen the light of day, at least in a shorter, televised, version.
The film aired Thanksgiving night on ABC in an hour long version, and thankfully, it’s available to stream online via Hulu. Bad 25 looks at the formation, response to and impact of Michael Jackson’s seminal work, Bad, featuring interviews with those who had the chance to be in the room with the icon (session players, choreographers, collaborators) and those who have forever been influenced by it like Kanye West and Mariah Carey.
Again, the full cut will arrive in February, but this is an absolutely fantastic look into one of the greatest albums ever made. Playing as an almost track-by-track commentary of sorts, Spike Lee frames his film by going through the record song by song, and with it, covering different aspects of Michael, his career and everything in between. It’s a thrilling bit of documentary filmmaking, proving that Lee is still as vital and important a director as he has ever been.
Oh, and this may have one of the most moving endings to any documentary in years.
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