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
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The opening shot of the movie mirrors that of Trainspotting (1996), only Renton is this time running on a treadmill rather than the streets of Edinburgh. See more »
Spud and Renton both state that Renton left Spud £4,000 at the end of Trainspotting. "His share." If you go back and watch Trainspotting the money is in £2,000 bundles. Renton only leaves 1 bundle in the box at the airport. See more »
First, there's an opportunity. Then... there's a betrayal.
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Like everyone else, I loved the original, who didn't? Maybe my mum. Which is exactly the idea of rock n roll. It was a cultural master piece, the music, fashion, the poster. Being a film poster designer at the time we were all in ore or how ground breaking & cool that poster was.
This is by no means a bad film. I just think it shouldn't have been made.
The constant nostalgia references are tedious. Begbie's character is a total parody, so much so that I cringed when ever he was on screen.
The soundtrack was easily forgettable too. And why oh why did they have to keep playing remixes of the old tracks? Again, tedious.
As for the choose speech, a total cringe festival.
They should have made more of the brothel idea.
Some films are best left as master pieces. This should have been left to the one film
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