T2 Trainspotting 2

Year Released: 2017
Main Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Anjela Nedyalkova 
Review Date: July 2017
Last watched:February 2017
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: Cinema (2D)

“Choose life?”
“She’s too young for you”

Choose nostalgia as the main reason for a film. Choose to document the wrap-party of it’s own previous self and get closure for those that needed to feel they’d been through something. Choose the same actors and same or similar locations and recreate some of the same scenes or at least reference them in flash backs.

Over all, choose to try to hit some sweet spots but make sure you’re also trying to create a few new ones based on wisdom of 20 years then place the characters on a spiral of self-destruction and wonder if they could survive.

I liked it, yes, but I also need to watch it again now I’m over the first hit. This is a very mild drug based on the previous, more powerful batch that hit the streets and made such a monumental impression by showing a side of youth life that people, especially parents, didn’t want to see. Now the guys are grown up and can reflect on what they think themselves and it’s all done with enough acknowledgement that you don’t feel like it’s just doing it all over again.

Obviously, Ewan, Johnny, Ewen and Robert have passed a lot of water under the bridge since then and they know what to do. Anjela is the new girl and fits into this pseudo fantasy world nicely. Nothing wrong with production or the direction either. I guess I need to see it again to reassure myself I’m not just looking back. I’m from Scotland and the same era as the films so it’s difficult to see past that part.

Yes, I think you go see it. You should also see the first one and compare but I’m going to guess your reaction to either will depend on your age and how you were brought up.


Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Keep DVD?
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog with a blissful ignorance of the world and it’s problems… man.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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