Joe Jackson Talks "This Is It": 'It's Great Because it's Michael'

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Joe Jackson poses at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

    Joe Jackson saw his son's "This Is It" for the first time at a premiere event at The Palms in Las Vegas on Tuesday night and the Jackson family patriarch said he enjoyed the film.

    "The performance – it's great because it's Michael performing," Joe said. "He's always going to give a good show."

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    Joe didn't want to talk much after seeing the movie at the Vegas premiere, which attracted the likes of recent "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Chuck Liddell, actor Todd Bridges and boxing manager Don King, but before the event, the Jackson family patriarch said he was hoping the press would be kind to the film.

    "I don't know what the media are going to say, but after they see the movie, I hope [what they say] is good," Joe said. "The media – you know what they can do. If the media talks good in favor of the movie, that's fantastic."

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    Joe also offered an update on how the family is doing.

    "The family is [doing] the best they can right now because of all this stuff that is going down and the investigation," he said. "It ain't over with yet, so we are still taking it hard because I can't believe my son is gone."

    But Joe said Michael's children – Prince Michael I, Paris and Blanket — are doing well.

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    "The kids are fine," he added.

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