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Thursday, March 23, 2017

T2 Trainspotting





The boys are back at it in the long awaited sequel "T2 Trainspotting". The critically acclaimed director Danny Boyle finally let the other shoe drop with this wickedly good drama. This a labor of love that took 21 years to make and well worth the wait. If anyone ever asked what happened to Mark Renton this is your answer, and anyone out there that hasn't seen "Trainspotting" watch it then go see "T2 Trainspotting". You'll laugh, you'll cry.... you'll get kinda grossed out, but it's still one helluva ride.

Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewan Bremmer reprise their roles as Mark, Begbie, Simon aka Sick Boy, and Spud to our demented delight. The love/hate friendships between them all continues (well with Begbie there is no love lost), and get back into the mix because old habits die hard. Ewan McGregor brings new energy to a old character proving he still has the chops to be just as experimental as a actor as he always was. By far the most cringe worthy and unflinching role was by Robert Carlyle, I've never hated Begbie more than ever but I understand him more why he is the way he is now. Anjela Nedyalkova is a true dark horse to come out of this, a fairly new face on the scene plays a integral centerpiece for the film. Jonny Lee Miller was impeccable as Simon with his calling card platinum blonde hair. Last but not least Ewan Bremmer as Spud was the icing on the cake, you can't hate Spud you just can't. Almost all the original characters made a appearance, I gushed the the whole time knowing who was who.

The cinematography was bright colored and surreal which is classic Danny Boyle, but the old school way of filming he used lost it's effectiveness with the 20 year difference in film definition. The shots that were filmed like a handheld camera were clear and it kinda took me out of the story, like I wished it was grittier. The soundtrack was incredible a mix of old and new that seriously took me back loved it (got it on my Spotify now). The tone of the movie was more lighthearted (no pun intended) than the original so there is some comedic relief to match the films rough content. It felt almost like a buddy comedy, but I think that was intentional.

An all around good film and a new addition to the annals of cult classic films. Definitely worth watching again and worth the ticket. CHOOSE LIFE!!!
(Review by Samantha Leggio)





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