An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.
An absurdist war story for our times, writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General's roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody - raising the... See full summary »
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
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Disappointing - a sequel to a cult classic is not possible perhaps
Gosh I didn't like it much... adored the first one - but one of the few things I did like about T2 was the nostalgic factor - for myself.. not only did I love the movie and the energy it had, and how of its time it was etc.. its a classic.. so it took me back to times when i watched the first one - and what was going on in my life then.. the nights out we had - tunes from the soundtrack were in the charts at the time - great memories..
Otherwise I found T2 so melancholy and flat; it didn't have the energy or humour of the 1st one.. the story line was crap.. the actors lacked enthusiasm - even when they did get the loan.. there was no energy about them..
Also I think that some of the references back to T1 were sad attempts to instill some life into the movie - but most of them just made me cringe..
Fecking hate Begbie's - regardless of his role.. loved spud(that was the one part about the story line I did like) - he was about the best actor in the film.. and the ladies hardly got a look in.. apart from veronica. And while it was nice to see the old head's - it would have been better to bring in some fresh actors.. the only one was Veronica of any significance.. added to the staleness.
I still don't regret going to see it - I had too.. but I guess classic's can't be followed up.. leave them alone and the legacy they left behind.. like Whitnail and I etc..
It could have been a good movie in it's own entity - with a better story line - it was a well made movie in foundation. But if Danny Boyle wanted to make another movie he should just have gone ahead and done that - and left Trainspotting alone!
Just MY opinion.
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