Released 25 years ago, Michael Jackson's Bad was set to top his #1 hit, "Thriller." Though not surpassing his own paramount, Michael Jackson still launched himself into pop icon status. People were "hating" on Bad, though it had 5 consecutive number one singles, but will always be overshadowed by "Thriller." Michael was never able to top history's #1 album, leading him to lifelong tremendous pressure to top... himself.
Spike Lee pays tribute through his own personal relationship with the entertainer in his latest "Bad 25" documentary. He avoids the blaring spotlight and explores Michael's personal traits that launched him into pop monarchy. Shedding light on his obsessive perfectionism, Lee's moving story inevitably follows Michael to his downfall and premature death.
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