When I told an acquaintance I was on my way to Manhattan to see This Is It, the just-released Michael Jackson film, I got a roll of the eyes and a shrug.

“It’s just a bunch of people making money on a dead guy,” he said.

OK, you know what? All the business-first pragmatists, the habitual cynics, the perpetually glass-half-empty folks can keep carping about how people are exploiting a music legend that died, but try seeing this film and then let me know if it doesn’t shake up your thinking. It is rehearsal footage of Jackson’s in-progress “This Is It” tour. Pure music and dance and message.

If ever there was a doubt of director Kenny Ortega’s genius, it is displayed in layers through this project.

Read the rest of today’s Game Plan, Yes, Really, This Is It.