T2 Trainspotting

2017

Action / Comedy / Crime / Drama

165
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81% · 252 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78% · 10K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.2/10 10 132999 133K

Director

Top cast

Amy Manson as Woman in Club
Ewan McGregor as Renton
Katie Leung as Nurse
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU 2160p.BLU.x265
860.23 MB
1280*694
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 57 min
Seeds 34
1.78 GB
1920*1040
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 57 min
Seeds 100+
6.07 GB
3840*2160
English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 57 min
Seeds 24

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jazzsp8-94-555706 8 / 10

Not the film I wanted, but what did I know?

Got to say. I HATED this film the first time I watched it. It wasn't the film I wanted it to be, and it definitely wasnt the film it should have been (Porno) - BUT.

My God I was wrong.

I don't know what changed, or what made me want to give it another go but I'm very glad I did.

The film brings is upto date with the main characters of the first film is such a well thought and done way. None of them have made a particular good job of getting their lives on track, and that's OK. Because, how many of us have?

It's a truly thoughtful look at what it means for a bunch of friends that once meant so much to each other and then lost track and meet up again. The bad vibes are all there, the good memories.

The memories and nostalgia the film evokes within itself is amazing. Spuds role especially, that - That's just pure genius topped with a giant 'I've think I've thought of a title" shaped cherry.

I see many bad reviews of this film, and get it. I really do. I personally told as many people i could to avoid this film if they had any love for the first one.

And now I feel like I've done them a disservice.

Please, give this film a second chance and don't expect it tell you the story you want.

Let it tells its own story because it definitely deserves the chance.

Reviewed by grantss 8 / 10

Great follow-up to a brilliant movie

20 years after betraying his friends and running off with (almost) all the money from a scam, Mark Renton is back in Edinburgh. It is his first time back since the events that split him, Spud and Simon apart. He looks up Spud and Simon but their lives are hardly much better than when he last saw them. Spud, after getting his life together, has seen it all unravel, to the point that he is suicidal. Simon is running his father's loss-making pub, in between bouts of blackmail. Meanwhile, the fourth person in their caper of 20 years' ago, the psychotically intense Begbie, is in jail. He has no intention of staying incarcerated and revenge is foremost on his mind...

The original Trainspotting was brilliant. Funny, gritty and harrowing it dealt with the issue of drug addiction in a suffocatingly intense yet humorous way. It wasn't just about drug addiction but friendship and, ultimately, about a crime caper and betrayal.

Directed by Danny Boyle, who directed Trainspotting 1, Trainspotting 2 doesn't have the grimness of the first movie, as the drug addiction side is hardly a factor. For me, that is what made Trainspotting 1 a masterpiece, the way it covered drug addiction in a realistic yet humorous manner. T2 is more about friendship and the after-effects of T1's betrayal, resulting it being more of an action-revenge sort of movie.

Plot is good, though there are some contrivances and inconsistencies. Quite emotional at times too, as we see some loops from T1 closed, friends reunited and 40-somethings taking stock of their lives.

Humour-wise, T2 is great, and as good as, if not better than, T1. Some very funny scenes and dialogue.

Not essential that you've watched T1 to follow and enjoy T2, as there are enough flashbacks and other clues to fill you in on what happened in T1. However, watching T1 before T2 certainly would help the experience. There are plenty of side-references and subtle nods to T1 and these enhance the enjoyment of T2.

Overall, a great movie, though not in the same league as Trainspotting 1. Very funny at times, with a good plot and some interesting themes.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

echoes of the past

It's been 20 years. Mark 'Rent Boy' Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns from Amsterdam to find Edinburgh changed. He reconnects with Daniel 'Spud' Murphy (Ewen Bremner) and Simon 'Sick Boy' Williamson (Jonny Lee Miller) after giving them £4000 to make up for his betrayal. Simon has been pimping out his girlfriend Veronika and blackmailing her clients. When a client goes to the police, the guys seek help from former girlfriend Diane Coulston (Kelly Macdonald) who is now a solicitor. Spud has been struggling with heroine and daylight savings time. Meanwhile, Franco Begbie (Robert Carlyle) has been in prison all this time. He escapes and when he runs into Rent Boy, he intends to get his revenge.

There is an exuberant energy to Danny Boyle's original. The actors were so young and everything heightened. It is a desperate, devastating, memorable, and fun journey. There are unforgettable scenes. This one is an echo of that past. An echo can still be compelling. Many of the characters are back and we get a nice visit with them. They renew their relationships. It just doesn't have the same power. It is a few steps down. While the characters return, the sense of place and time is disconnected. In a way, the characters are out of place and time. The world has passed them by and they are collapsing on themselves. It's sad and fitting. They are fading and so is this sequel. It's definitely not as shocking or groundbreaking anymore.

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