Sick of people writing things that make no sense ! (by cleon1-2)
First off, I went to see this movie, just left as a matter of fact and I think the movie was very well done. For the people saying that the movie was anti-climatic, what was the climax supposed to be ? We all know how it ends, or should they have added more to the story for dramatic effect so we could then talk about how fake it was, and how it didn't really happen that way ? They told it the way it happened It seems that many people are forgetting that this was a movie about someone's life, not somethingfabricated or concocted simply for the purpose of entertainment. It is supposed <more>
to tell a story,his story and if you are a true fan of B.I.G. then that should be the reason you went to see it. What good would that have done to his legacy to fill the movie up with speculation about who did what, if anything it just would have reignited the war between east and west for trying to implicate people in the shooting. The purpose was to show that behind the persona of Big Poppa was a real person, a person that loved and was loved by many people. Honestly its silly to be upset about the fact that it doesn't tell you who shot Pac, or B.I.G.,why diminish from the memory of either by using Biggie's life story to speculate on something that no one but those responsible, knows the answer to ? Also Pac, though I am a huge fan of his music as well, is just a supporting character, this movie wasn't about him, it was about Christopher Wallace, the man, the son, the father and the husband. I get sick of people making comments with no basis or foundation. Of cours things are going to be left out, it's inevitable,seeing as how you can't fit 24 years of someone's life into 2 hours of film, they put in the parts that were relevant to the story of how he came up, his brief career which introduced him to us all, and his tragic ending. I for one was touched, I bobbed my head, I laughed, I reminisced and I cried, and for 1 movie to evoke that many emotions, I say it's a job well done. I for one think B.I.G would be proud, so if you are one of those people that don't even like rap music, then here's some advice:don't even post a comment, better yet don't go see the movie, keep your negative comments to yourself. For those that loved B.I.G he was special to us, and deserving of his story being told just like anybody else who has left us and had their story touch our lives. He left a void, and hip-hop hasn't been the same since he left us. I loved the movie, and would gladly pay my $6.50 to see it again.
-- To Balance Out The Rating Bias -- (by jctungol)
While I may not have otherwise given this film a ten out of ten likely an eight or so , I felt that Notorious was a terrific film; and I consider myself to be one that appreciates the ART of film making. The following has been affirmed, to the extent that it can be affirmed, by this movie in relation to its IMDb rating: I had always been curious as to why every movie made by Tyler Perry - I know that Notorious is not a Tyler Perry production - had received such a low IMDb ratings while still managing to gain praise elsewhere. I had not a clue as to the explanation for this dynamic until I <more>
heard another IMDb member's explanation - from his/her perspective, of course. This individual proposed that the rating bias may have had something to do with the stigma existing against 'Black movies' i.e. movies featuring issues that primarily pertain to Black characters .Although this claim is fairly bold in the assumptions required to reach such a conclusion, it seems to be the only reasonable explanation. While I have no doubt that a racial bias still exists in society today, regardless of any recent or distant events in the past, I believe that this cinema bias may have a more reasonable root cause than actual racism.If we look at the history of Black film making, as a single body of work, it is obvious that a majority of these films have fallen victim to low budgets that is simply a fact . If you are willing to recognize that fact, it is reasonable to apply logic to the situation that supposes history leads us to assume; leads us to pass judgment based on prior experience. I indeed realize that this sounds like a great foundation to create a stereotype upon, but in essence it is not based on any group of people. It is based on the fact that Black films have historically received less backing from those in the film industry with the capacity to produce quality material, financially and by means of reputation.INEVITABLE RESULT: when a fine piece of cinematic work is released, it stands less the chance of receiving recognition for it's true value due to an existence of the aforementioned bias.For those curious individuals among you... I happen to be White myself.
Finally!!!! A great film about hip-hop! Jamal Woodward was perfect in every way. I have been a Biggie fan since the beginning and was blown away by his performance.Most hip-hop movies are far fetched and corny Get rich or die trying' for example. Never, was this movie corny or fake.I am proud, once again to be a fan of this music.Amazing movie for an amazing artist. A must see, not just for hip-hop fans but, for anyone who doesn't understand hip-hop.I was brought to tears at the end. Even after I lived it the first time.Go see it!!!!!!!!!!
Liked this movie (by cherry560)
Okay first off the movie and the actors in it can never be the actually people but they are portraying them as much as they can. I like the fact that Biggie's son played him as a kid. I like everything about this movie because it gives us the understand from Biggie's eyes. I don't want the opinion on who might have killed Biggie or Pac. We get enough of that from the news and things. I wanted to get an insight on his life and thats what I got from this movie. I have to say that Antonique Smith people said you were good as Faith but now i believe it. I loved Naturi as Lil Kim even <more>
if I still know her as 3LW she played Lil Kim. That is the way Lil Kim comes off. Now I don't know Kim Jones but I am just saying from the CDs and videos thats the Lil Kim I know. The only reason this movie isn't a 10 is because I think they could have done a little more talking to Pac's mom or friends to get a more believable Pac. I loved this movie otherwise cant wait for Pac's movie.
The True Story Of The Notorious BIG. (by leighabc123)
I have been waiting for this movie for 12 years. It looked like Faith, Lil Kim, and Biggie's older daughter's mother had no self respect according to this movie. Why did they have Naturi from 3LW to play the role of Lil Kim? Why did they have Derek Antoine Fisher Luke to play the role of Puffy? They needed an actress as strong as Angela Bassett to play the role of Vonetta Wallace. It was cute having little CJ Wallace to play his dad as a child. 2 Pac and Biggie both died during my senior year of college. The movie portrayed them being tight friends before they were enemies. I see <more>
why Lil Kim is upset about this movie now. It portrayed Kim as a whore who was using Biggie. I had to get used to the guy playing Lil Cease as an older teenager and not a little boy actor.
Notorious is the movie to see of 09 so far (by j_ellis32)
The movie is great. It makes you laugh, cry, and dance. Jamal Woolard plays Biggie perfectly. This movie shows you how interesting Biggie's life really was. Having problems with women, 2pac, his mother, and fame, and how he lives through it. Then he decides he needs to become a man and take care of his children. Anthony Mackie played 2pac very well also. It seems that this movie tries to make him look like the bad but that's not the case. Derek Luke played Puffy well to with his hunger & determination. Angela Basset was amazing as Voletta Wallace and how strict but loving she was. <more>
The ending is a tear jerker. If you want to see a good movie for 2009, go see Notorious.
Back in the 90's as a teen, I never really got in to Biggie's music or lyrics. I never knew the correlation between he and all these artists like "Puff Daddy" Faith Evans, Lil Kim all came up together. I never understood how the East Coast West Coast feud got started.This film gave me a new respect for Christopher Wallace. His intelligence and how he tied that in to his passion for music and lyrics. He had a dream as a child and in the end he achieved that dream of not just becoming a success as a performer, but a success as a father to his children, a good son to his mom, <more>
and a good man to himself.I love that line in the move "If you wanna change the world, First you've got to change yourself"Inspirational film, even if you're not a fan of his music or hip hop, you can still appreciate the story behind this man.
Great Movie For Biggie Fans (by lil_hockey_star_02)
MY girlfriend and I went to see this opening night and I was a little worried about the director and first time actor Jamal Woolard but it turned out to be a great film. Now i am a Biggie fan so you may think this is biased but it was a well done movie and showed you the life of biggie and how he made it. There is a couple things that i thought were not so good about the movie like go more in depth his younger years so we learn more about him and also go deeper into the feud with him and pac. But other than that Jamal Woolard gave a great performance as well as the rest of the cast. Now my <more>
girlfriend doesn't even like rap and she liked this movie so i would suggest it to anyone. I am surprised about the bad rating but i guess people hate on the best rapper of all time too much lol
Excellent Bio-pic of Late Rap Star Chris Wallace a/k/a Notorious B.I.G. (by J_Trex)
I knew little about Notorious B.I.G. going into this movie, other than he was murdered in an East Coast/West Coast rapper feud which also claimed Tupac Shakur. I didn't know anything about his music or his life.What really made me like this movie was the way the writing, directing, and acting helped bring the character and his story to life. The movie went into a lot of depth about Wallace's upbringing in Brooklyn, about his mother, his absentee father, the neighborhood influences, his slide into the "Thug Life" of violence, drug dealing, and prison, all of which contributed <more>
to his development as an acclaimed rapper.I really enjoyed how his entertainment career development interacted with Lil' Kim, Puff Daddy, Tupac, and all of the others.Many people will be turned off by how this movie seems to glorify violence, objectifies women, and accepts the baser and more coarse aspects of inner city Black culture. Yet I can't help but find a lot to like in this movie, especially the story it tells, the characters it develops and explores, the live music scenes, and the acting, above all.Even if you hate rap music, this is a movie well worth renting.