A ‘Notorious’ Conundrum

The trailer for the film Notorious surfaced yesterday ... and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I mean, I grew up in New York during the "Biggie Smalls" era, watched Christopher Wallace go from ashy to classy in real time. Which makes me wonder why I'd want to see it all again, especially so soon. Especially since he was murdered before he really had a chance to make maximum impact. I don't know. The trailer is only a little more than a minute in length, and shows flashes of the film's characters in action, including Anthony Mackie as Tupac and Derek Luke as Puffy (truthfully, those two may be the reasons I don't see the film, although I am curious to see how Gravy does), hoping to get the audience hyped for what's to come. Peep the trailer below and let me know how you feel about the upcoming film, which hits theaters January 16th.

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5 Responses

  1. As someone who also came of age in the Biggie Smalls era, I'm honestly ready to relive the rise and premature fall of one of my favorite rappers on the big screen. I'm not convinced of the actors they've chosen, but it's about the energy and that's what I hope is captured in this biopic.

  2. That trailer didn't have enough "umph". Kinda blah. The director gets props for casting Angela Bassett. She rarely does crappy films. But I think I'll wait for the bootleg to hit the streets.
    "Take that, take that, take that..

  3. Eh. Unless there's some outstanding acting to back the story we all think we know and the director can make it something bigger (no pun intended)-- that Biggie's story captures a moment when hiphop simultaneously blew up and lost it's way-- I think this is a rental.

  4. I think it was cool that they cast his son to play him as a kid.I'm interested in who the people want to see play the various characters since no one seems to like the selections.

  5. i'm not sure if i'm ready to see this yet. nor am i sure i wanna see it on the big screen. we'll see...


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