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YMMV / Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story

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  • Narm:
    • The makeup used to make Flex Alexander look white makes him look less like a skin bleached Michael Jackson and more like a gray skinned African vampire. Take a look for yourself.
    • Thanks to Writing Around Trademarks, none of Jackson's actual songs could be used during the concert scenes. There's also Special Effects Failure at play since Flex is always performing in front of a cheap backdrop and the crowd is only there thanks to Stock Footage.
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    • The scene at the 30th Anniversary Concert where Jackson goes backstage and asks his bodyguard for the time. He checks his watch and says (quoted) "Midnight, September 11th, 2001." Smash Cut to Michael and his kids watching the Twin Towers falling on TV.
  • Snark Bait: Big time. Even anti-Jackson detractors made fun of how much the film inaccurately portrayed him.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Flex Alexander and Eugene Clark tried their damnedest to do this film justice.
  • Uncanny Valley/Special Effects Failure: As mentioned above, the white makeup didn't do Flex Alexander any favors trying to portray MJ from the 90s onward.

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