Review

21 years after Trainspotting became a cult classic, director Danny Boyle revisits the world of Mark Renton (Ewan Mc Gregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).

Renton, who two decades ago stole £16000 from his three friends, is now staying in Amsterdam and after suffering a near death experience he decides that it’s time to head back to Edinburgh and bury the ghosts of the past. Back home he finds that Sick Boy is living with his Bulgarian girlfriend, Veronika (Anjela Nedyalkova) and is reluctantly running his mother’s pub in Leith. Spud as well as being a father is still struggling with his heroin addiction whilst last and not least, Begbie is still as psychotic as he always was.

Based on Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting and its sequel Porno T2: Trainspotting feels like a visit to old friends. Boyle manages to blend flashbacks, which there are many, seamlessly into the new story line

The cast of Trainspotting all return to their original roles, some to a lesser degree than others, however standing out above an outstanding cast performance is Robert Carlyle, his performance as Begbie is the glue that holds the whole story together.

T2: Trainspotting might not be the classic that the original was, the story might be on the long side, two hours this time rather than the compact 93 minutes of the original, however it’s got enough plus points to come highly recommended, don’t miss.








T2 Trainspotting (18)

1h 57m

Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

UK Release: 27th January 2017






T2 Trainspotting: "Car Park" Clip


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