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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