First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal.
Twenty years have gone by.
Much has changed but just as much remains the same.
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.
They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).
Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.
What We Thought:
I’m a big fan of Trainspotting. I’m a big fan of director Danny Boyle and will see pretty much anything with Ewan McGregor. So I was definitely looking forward to T2: Trainspotting.
After seeing the movie, I don’t really know why it was made. There’s nothing wrong with the movie exactly, but I don’t really know why they decided to make a sequel after all this time.
It’s not pointless or anything, but it seems thrown together for the sake of getting the guys back together. There’s a plot, but it’s nothing groundbreaking or original like the first film. It feels so thrown together that there’s actual footage from the original film mixed in with this one used as flashbacks.
It being a Danny Boyle film, it doesn’t lack style or visuals. The film has classic Boyle direction and uses music perfectly as usual. The cast is great of course. I just wish there was more to the movie.
T2: Trainspotting isn’t unnecessary, it’s just a little disappointing. I really don’t have much to say about it. I wanted to like it as much as the original film, but I don’t know if I’d even watch it again. I probably would for some of the visuals and Boyle’s direction, but it’s not a film I’d go back and revisit that often.
Cast & Crew:
- Danny Boyle
- Ewan McGregor
- Ewen Bremner
- Jonny Lee Miller
- Robert Carlyle
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