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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Although a sequel novel to Trainspotting (1996) had already come out in 2002, director Danny Boyle purposely wanted to wait until his cast of actors had aged visibly enough to play 9-year older versions of their original characters. He joked that with actors naturally being quite vain, that could take a while. See more »
In Sick Boys flat Renton and himself are talking about George Best when he played for Hibernian Football Club. When they slide on the pitch it is Tynecastle Park which is home to Heart of Midlothian, not Hibernian. See more »
[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.
We are here as an act of memorial.
It's just nostalgia! You're a tourist in your own youth. We were young; bad things happened.
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I had a blast in the movie theatre watching this film. I do believe this movie is funnier than the fist one, but it lacks some of the depth the fist one is so famous for.
Still, this movie contains some interesting commentary on how nostalgia can be addictive as well.
The chemistry of the four leads is on point and the direction of this movie is very good. I do have a few nitpicks with the cinematography mainly concerning some shots in which the frame would last longer than usual for no apparent reason.
The movie contains a lot of throwbacks to the original and has a very similar story, but I am surpassing that because this movie has the concept of history repeating itself.
I did love how they gave Spud more screen time and made him a more rounded and deep character which I really loved.
In conclusion, this movie is a hilarious movie and a great sequel, but don't expect to enjoy this movie as much as the first one.
One thing this movie did better in my opinion is the ending. This movie has an amazing ending and I LOVED the final shot, its spectacular!
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