Here it is, the complete version of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video. MJ from the very beginning always had ‘event’ music videos. There would always be a story that led up to the musical portion. He would later make even bigger music/film videos in his career. So, this was a bit of foreshadowing to his bigger film Moonwalker.
Most people haven’t seen or remember that “Bad” had a ‘film’ intro at the beginning, but here it is. MTV would only show the shorter Music Video version of “Bad” most of the time, while pulling out the longer version every so often. (Even the music portion in the extended version is longer.)
So sit back and enjoy this longer version. (make sure to click on the second part)
This music video plays like a short film. It almost has a student film feel to it, with the black and white color contrast at the beginning and switches to color later on. Despite some silly things, its not a bad little flick.
Wesley Snipes plays a significantly larger role in this version. He’s actually very good with the limited amount of character development. Besides MJ, he has most of the lines. And, I love the moment he and MJ have a handshake at the end. That’s a great moment, that you don’t get a sense of what that means without watching the first half of the video.
So, enjoy watching everything that leads up to the dance off in the Bad video.