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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.

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writers:

John Hodge, Irvine Welsh (based on the books Porno and Trainspotting by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Renton
Logan Gillies Logan Gillies ... Simon (aged 9)
Ben Skelton Ben Skelton ... Renton (aged 9)
Aiden Haggarty Aiden Haggarty ... Spud (aged 9)
Daniel Smith Daniel Smith ... Begbie (aged 9)
Elijah Wolf ... Tommy (aged 9)
Robert Carlyle ... Begbie / Begbie's Father
Steven Robertson ... Stoddart
Ewen Bremner ... Spud
John Kazek John Kazek ... Tom (Rehab Group)
Shirley Henderson ... Gail
Charlie Hardie Charlie Hardie ... Fergus (aged 9)
Scott Aitken Scott Aitken ... Farmer
Gordon Kennedy ... Tulloch
Jonny Lee Miller ... Simon
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Face your past. Choose your future.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Bulgarian | Scots

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Porno See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$170,575, 19 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,402,004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,091,497
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jonny Lee Miller offered to shave his head to look older, but Danny Boyle insisted that Sick Boy retain his iconic blond hair. See more »

Goofs

When Renton and Sick Boy are performing on stage at the Protestant pub, the camera attached to Renton's microphone is briefly visible. See more »

Quotes

Renton: Had it all before us, didn't we? Had it all still to come.
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Crazy Credits

The initial final credits appear over modified scenes of tower blocks and other buildings being demolished. Once the cast credits appear, the background changes to amorphous, swirling, mainly black/ white/ grey shapes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 23 January 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Lust for Life
(The Prodigy Remix)
Performed by Iggy Pop
Composed by David Bowie
Lyrics by Iggy Pop (as James Osterberg)
Courtesy of Virgin Records (US)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Published by Tintoretto Music / RZO Music Ltd. / EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / BMG VM Music Ltd., a BMG Company
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Sadly people are blinded by nostalgia. This is 'THE' definition of a cash grab.
24 May 2017 | by Bohemian81See all my reviews

Checked IMDb before watching. Saw the rave reviews but sadly these people seem to be blinded by nostalgia. Please don't believe the fanboy-ism.

Take away the nostalgic factor and you're left with mediocrity. A generic uninspired by-the-numbers production that has nothing in common with the original only the name and the same familiar faces.

Sadly this seems to be the norm these days and fits in with modern times perfectly of generic sequels and reboots without any substance. Gone are the days of creativity and originality that gave birth to classic movies like trainspotting in the past.

Worst part: The plot is so paper thin it might as well have been written for a cartoon. Zero effort has been put into the storyline. It felt lazy, soulless, uninspired. No creativity whatsoever.

It says a lot when the best part of a movie are the flashbacks to the original 21 year old predecessor. A sad state of affairs.


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