The Plot

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.

 

Olle says:

This was quite a difficult movie to review because it's just so different to any other film.

To be able to review it sufficiently I think you'd have to be an expert on Danny Boyle and the cult following of Trainspotting. It was a very different movie. I'd probably suggest you watch it if you're sick of mainstream movie making or Hollywood blockbusters because it isn't anything like that. It contains some exceptionally great acting, especially Ewen Bremner, who is outstanding. it offers some brilliant sentiments and includes some huge ups and downs in the quality of the jokes and entertainment value. I found it to be extremely clever and artistically superb, with several layers and a lot of hidden depths. It was however, very long, and therefore slightly boring at times. Overall, I think it is a very niche film, where thinkers, dreamers and rebels rejoice; one where the average movie-goer may quite possibly not enjoy it (my wife included!). Personally I don't think I'd ever rewatch this film but it was a really interesting ride which, at times, I thoroughly enjoyed.

 

#T2TRAINSPOTTING is definitely one of those films you just need to see for yourself, in order to decide if it's worth seeing!