I decided to watch Notorious today. I'm not the biggest hip hop fan in the world, but have an appreciation for the genre, and the whole East Coast/ West Coast thing made tons of news. Plus, Biggie was a talented guy, arguably cut down just as he was hitting a creative stride. I appreciated the story, but the acting was not very good. Aside from the rapping, the rest of the movie felt like the actors were just reading lines from cue cards the whole time. Also, the director seemed to change styles here in there in the movie, as some transitions felt very jarring; and at other times it seems an editor was too liberal cutting some parts of the story and letting others play out too long. As expected, it makes Big, Puffy, and the rest of the Bad Boy crew look entirely innocent (for the most part) in the East Coast/ West Coast feud. I expect that most of the audience will love it regardless, but as a film, it was not that great.