Thankfully, not a remake of The Terminator T2!
T2 Trainspotting stars Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremmer and Anjela Nedyalkova.
Twenty years after the events of the first film, Mark returns to Scotland, where his old friends, Spud, Sick Boy and a recently escaped from prison, Begbie are waiting for him, to answer for the money he took from them.
The main positive about the sequel is that it does a really good job of continuing the franchise. I don’t think a sequel was necessarily needed but it worked. We see how the characters have evolved in the twenty years and it feels like a natural progression, and they have actually grown up in twenty years. I had watched the first film just before going to see the second and it works. The film features a lot of nods to the first and is definitely for fans of the first, I do not think the film would be as enjoyable if you had not seen the first one. Danny Boyle’s style is always an extra positive for any of his films, his excellent cinematography and use of colour is always a good thing.
However, my main problem with the film is that there isn’t really a story. It is just Mark’s return to Scotland for two hours, and I expected a bit more from it. I wanted a narrative to follow and don’t think what we saw needed to be as long as it was. I would have liked the group to have more of a reason to come together.
Overall, I rate T2 Trainspotting 7/10! If you are a fan of Trainspotting, you will enjoy it, and will definetly need a watch again before seeing this sequel. I don’t have too much to say about this film, as there isn’t too much to say.
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