Director: Danny Boyle
Screenplay: John Hodge
Based on the novels: Trainspotting and Porno by Irvine Welsh
Length: approx. 117 Minutes
Genre: Black Comedy/Crime/ Drama
Renton for the last 20 years has been living the life he promised us at the end of Trainspotting but since drugs are bad (mkay!?) and always end up catching up with you, after some serious health problems and other not so clear reasons, he decides to come back home to Edinburgh to pay a short visit, but after meeting with his old mates, doesn’t take long until he’s sucked back in in their everyday shenanigans.* End of spoiler section*
Will T2 become a cult classic that people 20 years from now will still quote? Not a chance.
What do I think was the main problem? Well, it felt like watching good ol’ Trainspotting with bits of a new story thrown in. Makes me think back in the day when we were developing pictures and sometimes two of them came out overlapping. Like when hints of the original songs were thrown in the background of a new scene, but let’s give credit when is due, the soundtrack worked very well mixed in with the old and new tunes and when Lust For Life finally exploded in all its glory, I am not ashamed to say I shed a tear or two – it was that fuckin emotional.
To conclude let’s talk about the most important issue with this movie: I want to start a petition to get T2 re-shot or if that’s too much of a hassle at least redubbed for all the times Sick Boy is called Simon – that just made me uncomfortable. Who’s with me? #letsriot
Written by Ronon's Reviews resident Trainspotter Magali