Choose T2 Trainspotting.
Choose following up the original film 20 years later with a film that’s a mixture of Irvine Welsh‘s sequel novel, Porno, and a new story, and realising that T2 Trainspotting is a much better title to beam out of the cinema box office laser display screen than that of the original book.
Choose lager, lager, lager, lager, shouting, lager, lager, lager, lager, shouting… all over again.
Choose bringing the best out of the four returning lead actors – Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle.
Choose a lead character who returns to his hometown to find that not everyone’s pleased to see him.
Choose a lead actor who’s not afraid of telling an idiot like Piers Morgan where he can stick his Good Morning Britain interview.
Choose Anjela Nedyalkova as the uber-hot Veronika.
Choose Gordon Kennedy as a businessman.
Choose a number of priceless scenes worth the price of admission alone, which, if I went into detail would be spoilers and so I won’t as I don’t want to ruin it for you.
Choose a whole new batch of superb music tracks that’ll make you want to buy the soundtrack CD.
Choose a well-rounded film with a plot I don’t want to spoil, with enough in there for each of Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie,
Choose using the same tight filming style.
Choose a lot of reminiscing… if, perhaps, a little too much.
Choose a hell of a lot of wallpaper for the final scene.
Choose your future. Choose life. Choose watching T2 Trainspotting at Vue Cinemas. Urgently.
Choose sitting in your favourite seat, far away from those idiots who chatter throughout a film. Which one is it? Not telling. Well, I’ve mentioned the area in the past, but you’ll have to read my previous reviews 😉
Choose T3 Trainspotting? Possibly…
Book tickets for T2 Trainspotting at Vue Cinemas.
Running time: 117 minutes
Studio: Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Cinema: Vue, Lowry, Salford Quays
Format: 1.85:1 (Leica Summicron-C Lenses)
Released: January 27th 2017
Director: Danny Boyle
Producers: Bernard Bellew, Danny Boyle, Christian Colson and Andrew Macdonald
Screenplay: John Hodge (based on the novel “Porno” by Irvine Welsh)
Renton: Ewan McGregor
Spud: Ewen Bremner
Sick Boy: Jonny Lee Miller
Begbie: Robert Carlyle
Veronika: Anjela Nedyalkova
Stoddart: Steven Robertson
Gail: Shirley Henderson
Fergus: Kyle Fitzpatrick
Tulloch: Gordon Kennedy
Diane: Kelly Macdonald
Renton’s Father: James Cosmo
Renton’s Mother: Eileen Nicholas
Chris the Oracle: Christopher Douglas
Mikey Forrester: Irvine Welsh
Tommy: Kevin McKidd
Nurse: Katie Leung
Tom (Rehab Group): John Kazek
Begbie’s Father: Robert Carlyle
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