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The More Official ‘Notorious’ Trailer Surfaces

For those of you (un)fortunate enough to actually sit through the BET Hip Hop Awards, you may have noticed the more official trailer for Notorious, the not really anticipated biopic chronicling Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace's life. After viewing the trailer, I will say this: it's not as cheap as I was expecting it to look. I will also, however, say the following:

  • Angela Bassett who portrays Voletta Wallace, Biggie's mother, sans Jamaican accent deeply bothers me.
  • The directing and acting is on par with Juice, complete with the baby momma and child scene of "this does not make you man."
  • Derek Luke as Puffy doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would.
  • Where the hell is Anthony Mackie as Tupac? I was wanting to see him thug it out.
In any case, the trailer is below. More critique will soon follow on 1/16/09 when Notorious officially comes to a cineplex near you. In the meantime, try to resist checking out the bootleg on a ghetto street corner near you.


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12 Responses

  1. Okay, I'm actually excited to see this...
    a much better preview after the straight-to-DVD looking one!

  2. Mackie as Pac is in the trailer twice- @ 1:50 talking about "fake-ass friends" and at 2:09 hanging out of the Hummer talking about "set me up!". He has the characterization down, but you may not have noticed him because HE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE PAC.

  3. @DELINQ:
    Good lookin' because I would never have noticed that. A bald head and a sneer do not a good Tupac impression make.

  4. Okay, this trailer looks waaaaaaay better than the first. And I too agree, Angela should have tried to at least evoke a Jamaican accent. That's the one trait about Voletta Wallace that people recognize, and also the salt and pepper hair. Which I did not see on Angela.

  5. I'm sitting here already wondering if they'll even dare play this at the Lincoln Center cinemas. *snicker*

  6. "What kinda grown-ass man calls himself PUFFY??

  7. This is gonna get a LOT of ghetto love, but some of the casting choices are definitely questionable.
    And may I just say that Derek Luke is 100x sexier than Sean Combs could ever hope to be! Lawd lawd lawd!

  8. The directing and acting is on par with Juice, complete with the baby momma and child scene of "this does not make you man.

  9. The directing and acting is on par with Juice, complete with the baby momma and child scene of "this does not make you man." I meant to say LOL to that sorry..

  10. i can't even lie... saw this a couple days ago... and it has peaked a sista's interest just a bit... i, too, was on the hateration brigade...

  11. this movie is going to go hella hard. im going to go see it at the Canneray

  12. i vote no on the strength of the trailer alone...puffy is the devil...why does just about everyone he is involved with have either 1) bad things happen to them....or they try and get away from him? and he's got all these banshees by different baby momma's!!! he need not be passing that can breeve unless my mouf is open gene...poor babies!



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