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T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | | Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

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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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated R for drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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The 'prestigious Edinburgh private school' is in fact the main gate of the University of Glasgow. See more »

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When Renton and Sick Boy are performing on stage at the Protestant pub, the camera attached to Renton's microphone is briefly visible. See more »

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Simon: [In the Highlands with Mark and Spud to remember Tommy] I'm sorry, I'm trying very hard, but I just don't feel anything.
Renton: We are here as an act of memorial.
Simon: It's just nostalgia! You're a tourist in your own youth. We were young; bad things happened.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 23 January 2017 (2017) See more »

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White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)
Written by Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon
Performed by The Clash
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Disappointing
1 February 2017 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Trainspotting, the iconic film from my youth. I have been looking forward to the sequel with the eager anticipation of a junkie who just got their hands on some of Afghanistan's finest. As my belt loosened, I slumped back into the large leather sofa, glazed eyes fixed on the screen and full of warm contentment for the hit I was about to receive…

…Indeed 'T2' was a trip down memory lane - a contrived trip down a lane that meandered meaninglessly without any apparent beginning or end. A lane with more p(l)ot holes than the cobbled backstreets of Leith.

To reassemble the original cast was a coup that ensured those who loved the original would flock to see the sequel and spend their cash to get another dose of the good stuff. But this time it was hard to relate to those same characters that had oozed so much charisma in the original. It felt like they were all trying just that little bit too hard, likely in an effort to atone for the distinct lack of plot and skittish direction this instalment offered.

As the movie jumped from one gratifying, yet ultimately self-serving piece of cinematography to the next, it became clear that 'T2' lacked a thread from which to hang the heavily affected nostalgia that felt obvious, yet pretentious. The original appealed to the disaffected youth of the working classes and way beyond; the sequel felt like it had been conceived to appeal to the conceited masses who 'Chose life. a job. a career. a family…and that 3-piece suite' a long time ago - and it lacked substance as a result.

Maybe I was too comfortable, drinking my large glass of Rioja on the comfy £16 sofa-seat to really engage – or maybe I was just too pisshed… But as the anticipation waned, I realised this wasn't the real-deal. The injection of wonder I was hoping for turned out to be nothing more than a sugary-sweet placebo that left me disappointed and in need of more. "Just one more hit Renton, just one more hit."


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