A film by Danny Boyle
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller
Renton (Ewan McGregor) has been living drug-free in Amsterdam for the past 20 years, but is returning to Edinburgh following his mother’s death. Spud (Ewen Bremner) has been trying and failing to stay away from heroin, losing touch with a wife and son in the process. Begbie (Robert Carlyle) has been in prison, And Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) has been snorting cocaine, running his aunt’s pub, and blackmailing the clients of a Bulgarian prostitute (Anjela Nedyalkova) Yeah! baby.
Well is T2 worth the wait judge for yourself. It is 20 years later and they are now 40 something so the film is not going to be crazy and wild like the first one. It is mellower no surprise there, they are older and can’t party as they are used too. The last time they saw each other someone has done a stupid thing ripping off his friends. The misadventures that follow have plenty of familiar Trainspotting elements: snapped pool cues and nightclubs, virtuoso swearing and sudden violence, freeze frames and special effects not as disturbing and the first one . T2 is inferior to T1: the cinematography is darkened with smoke the editing isn’t as frantic, the music isn’t as catchy, and the performances aren’t as sharp. But it is still enjoyable. There are some funny moments, at times. T2 even stirs up fond memories of a beloved masterpiece T1 when Renton updates his “Choose life” monologue for instants. And what happened to the baby in this one? Yeah! whatever!!!