Nostalgia central here, coming 20 years after the excellent Trainspotting, and set 20 years later, Trainspotting 2 is more of the same but not really. And nowhere near as good. I’d say it should have left alone in fact. Anyway, it wasn’t so here we are, with Rent Boy, Sick Boy, Spud and the ever-menacing Begbie all meeting up again to bash each other, take drugs together (not many though), shout at each other, laugh together, run through Edinburgh (again), reminisce together (a lot) and bash each other some more. It is entertaining as its a Danny Boyle film of course, I just thought it was nowhere near as great as the original, but it seems like the filmmakers knew this too so its more of a love-letter to the original. Begbie’s character ands what he goes through is pretty affecting though.
Date watched: 5th August
Film count 2017: 39
Here is the bar scene from the first film, everyone is looking very young: