Moonwalker, released in
1988, was a collection of short films and music videos.
The film is named after Jackson’s signature dance move,
the “Moonwalk”. Although reviews were mixed, Jackson
still had a large worldwide fan base, and the film ended
up turning a large profit.
The film begins with
Michael performing the song “Man in the Mirror” during
the Bad Tour, with clips from various stadiums around
the world. The second vignette, “Retrospective”, is
about the life of Jackson, from his days in the Jackson
5 until the present. Other vignettes include “Badder”,
a parody of the song “Bad” performed by children, “Speed
Demon”, a claymation bit where Michael tries to avoid
overzealous fans, and “Smooth Criminal”, where Michael
escapes the clutches of a ruthless gang out to get him.