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T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | | Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

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First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated R for drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$170,575 (USA) (17 March 2017)

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$2,198,746 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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Trivia

In the opening sequence a cyclist is seen wearing a skeleton mask. This is a direct reference to Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting novel where skeleton masks were used in the front cover See more »

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Spud: [Renton has just saved Spud from asphyxiating] You ruined my life, and now you're ruining my fucking death too!
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A really well made sequel, as far as sequels go (20-years later).
14 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'T2 TRAINSPOTTING': Four and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Director Danny Boyle's sequel to his beloved 1996 cult classic 'TRAINSPOTTING', reuniting all of the original cast members (more than 20-years later)! It was also once again scripted by John Hodge, and based on the books 'Trainspotting', and it's sequel 'Porno', by Irvine Welsh. The story revolves around Mark Renton returning to Edinburgh, and attempting to make amends with the friends he betrayed 20-years earlier (in the original film). It's filled with nostalgic clips from the original movie, serving as flashbacks, and Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle all reprise their roles. Kelly Macdonald returns for a cameo appearance, and Anjela Nedyalkova joins the cast. It's received mostly positive reviews from critics, and it's also been a hit at the international Box Office as well. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

After stealing the money Mark Renton and his friends stole together, 20-years earlier, Renton fled to Amsterdam with it, and he's been living there (unhappily) all of this time. He returns home to Edinburgh to try and make amends with those he betrayed, and he finds Spud (Bremner) still addicted to heroine and trying to commit suicide. Mark is able to stop him, and he then attempts to get Spud to quit drugs as well. Sick Boy (Miller) is now running his aunt's pub, while he's also addicted to cocaine, and blackmailing others with his Bulgarian girlfriend (Nedyalkova). He also still holds a big grudge against Mark, for stealing his money decades earlier. Begbie (Carlyle) holds the biggest grudge though, and he breaks out of prison wanting revenge.

I'm not a huge fan of the original film; I've only seen it once though (when it originally came out) and I don't really remember it that well. This sequel definitely refreshed my memory, through it's many flashback scenes. I have friends, and family, that love the first film though, and I'm sure they'd probably find this sequel to be very nostalgic, and possibly somewhat emotional. I was really moved by it, and (like I said) I'm not even an obsessive fan of it's predecessor. I'm sure the first film is probably better, but this sequel is still really well written, acted and directed. It's a really well made sequel, as far as sequels go (20-years later).

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