T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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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 returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. 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.

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Franln Oct 21, 2017

Loved watching the follow up to this cult classic. Such cool, creative and well done movies. I watched the first one again recently as well so the conclusion was especially poignant and nostalgic.

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 17, 2017

Since I have not watched the first film I may have been left out on much of details and background to the characters which, unfortunately, I don't care much about. I found the plot fragmented, and hard to follow. So for me this is one disappointing film from director Doyle who has done some good works.

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obadiah11
Aug 30, 2017

just recently saw the original which I didn't like. however, this film is very good. rarely is the second film better than the first.

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graybear2
Aug 30, 2017

Surprisingly good sequel. BUT, you don't really HAVE TO have seen the original to be able to figure out what's going on, as there are sufficient flashbacks to follow the story. This was much better than we had expected. Well worth a watch.

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dolphinwolf
Aug 13, 2017

As much of a classic as the first movie was. My friends all loved it. I didn't care for it but the baby scene always stood out. I actually enjoyed this one. Not one you would watch over and over but definitely entertaining. Also loved how they used the characters in this as more realistic with it literally being years later both in and out of the movie

A worthy sequel. Some of us change after 20 years, some do not. Like the boys, once we hit middle age, we start asking ourselves some questions. Renton's rant is epic and horribly true.

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ddonster
Jul 25, 2017

Good sequel.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 22, 2017

Choose life. Choose unnecessary sequels. Choose nostalgia. Choose getting the gang back together. Choose hey it's better than I thought it would be. 1996's "Trainspotting" is one of my favorite movies of the 90s and one of my favorite soundtracks period. I was mildly intrigued, but mostly anxious about a sequel. The film does succeed in bringing back all the principals (The 4 leads, director Danny Boyle, writer John Hodge) and it does seem to realize the legacy of the original, so it embraces nostalgia. It's nice to see the 4 lads (McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle) back together and this film foregrounds that they're all kinda a**holes, but generally lovable ones (Except Carlyle as the psychopathic Begbie.) It has the same scruffy, vulgar energy of the first and a more developed female character (played by Romanian actor Anjela Nedyalkova), but it fails to replicate the rush of the original and the soundtrack is forgettable. There is a nice, brief Bowie homage. I don't know if this movie needed to happen, but it wasn't bad for a sequel to a classic. "I gotta lust for life!"
PS: Pay attention to the actor that plays Renton's father, as he was on a few seasons of "Game of Thrones."

SCL_Justin Jul 18, 2017

T2 works as well as a sequel made 20 years later could work. It obviously cost more than the original and had more of a coherent plot, but trucked so heavily in the nostalgia and memory of the first one that it wouldn't be a great standalone. It's not going to be the classic the original was, but I didn't feel I wasted my time watching it.

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jimg2000
Jul 18, 2017

Glad to have revisited T1 recently or likely missed some of the plot's nuances. T2 was an update of those mischievous Edinburgh boys who had made new tracks as 20 years had gone by. Some aged and changed for the better but none seemed to be able to shake off their roots as history repeated itself, this time around with an outsider, "too-young-for-you" Veronika, right in their midst.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: A few intense scenes but if there weren't, this movie wouldn't be realistic or worth watching.

Sexual Content: Some suggested but none explicit.

Violence: Yes, a bit.

Coarse Language: Lots of it but what did you expect from a bunch of junkies and thieves?

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jimg2000
Jul 18, 2017

Tons of quotes in IMDb that include Renton's spiel on "Choose Life."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2763304/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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