After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
|Release Date||:||January 27, 2017|
|Production Company||:||DNA Films, TriStar Pictures, Cloud Eight Films, Creative Scotland, Decibel Films, Film4|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom|
|Director||:||Danny Boyle, Sylvia Parker|
|Writers||:||Irvine Welsh, John Hodge, John Hodge, Brendan Houghton|
|Casts||:||Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle, Anjela Nedyalkova, Kelly Macdonald, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh, James Cosmo, Eileen Nicholas, Karl Argue, Simon Weir, Pauline Turner, Scot Greenan, Gordon Kennedy, Steven Robertson, John Kazek, Bradley Welsh, Katie Leung, Tom Urie, Amy Manson, Christopher Douglas, James McElvar, Connor McIndoe, John Bell, Michael Shaw, Christopher Mullen, Elijah Wolf, Ben Skelton, Kyle Fitzpatrick, Tereza Duskova, Kevin McKidd|
|Plot Keywords||:||based on novel, bar, drug addiction, blackmail, cocaine, junkie, heroin, friendship, sequel, revenge, theft, violence, apartment|
It's not often I go to the cinema to watch a day-one screening, but my love of Irvine Welsh and the previous Trainspotting film meant I just could not resist.
This film is a wonderful show of friendship and Begbie's psycho temper which encapsulates left over stories from the first book and large portions of 'Porno' the following book.
I'm pleased to announce that all characters still have that beautiful chemistry featured in the original and work to provide scenes of pure comedy genius and others of emotion and absolute anger. The film really lives and breathes nostalgia of its predecessor, as well as showing how, even if we all change on the outside, we are still the same on the insides. We all make the same choices in life over and over.
My only complaint with this film is that it didn't feel as slick as the first film. This is probably because of the vast improvements in cinematography which you'd expect considering there's an over 20 year age gap. Transitional shots mean you're waiting that little bit longer, but you are probably looking at some of the best views Scotland has to offer in that time.
To sum up, I'd have to say this film is essential viewing for anybody who's seen the first film or read the books. There are so many references which you'll pick up on, leaving you with a wry and joyous smile throughout. For anyone else, you need to watch the original film first (and understand Scottish for anyone reading not in the UK), but I assure you that this film will not disappoint. It's textbook Danny Boyle packed full of nostalgia