T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

DVD - 2017
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After twenty years abroad, Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends.
Audience: OFA rating: 18A.
Must be 18 YEARS OR OLDER to borrow this item.
Publisher: Culver City : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2017.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC TTwo
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French with French subtitles.
Described video for the visually impaired.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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The soundtrack is sick 😍

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mr_chocolate
Apr 16, 2019

My partner and I did not like this film. We stuck with this story of drugs and thievery with old Scottish friends up to about the 50 minute mark, but then had enough and was skipping ahead until the end. The story took awhile to pull the four stories together, of which I blame either, not having seen the first 1996 film, and or poor editing, and having little appeal or value.
We only gave this film a chance because of wanting to see Jonny Lee Miller (Mind Hunters: 2004; Elementary's Sherlock Holmes: tv: 2012 - 2019) and Ewan McGregor (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: 2006; Angels & Demons: 2009; The Impossible: 2012; Christopher Robin: 2018).
Did not even watch the Special features on this DVD.

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richibi
Jul 20, 2018

testosterone out of control - vulgar and pointless

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howeshound
May 01, 2018

Almost as good as the first, and that's saying something. I wouldn't describe it as being about nostalgia as much as about the regret, frustration and re-ordering of priorities that comes with late life. Perhaps you need to be of a certain age to appreciate what it's saying and if you are you'll find much to enjoy, certainly plenty with which to empathize, in here. The film achieves a nice balance between picking some of the most notable ideas from Trainspotting 1, and doing some things differently so that it's not just a regurgitation, as so many sequels are.
I really didn't expect to like it, couldn't see how it could build on the first movie without either falling well short or simply repeating what it said. Not so. To my mind, if you haven't seen Trainspotting 1 you'll miss much although you won't know it judging by some of the reviews on here. Apart from anything else, there's an explanation of the title that's quite brilliant.
The extras include a lengthy discussion between director and cast members which is well worth watching.

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Calvacade
Mar 02, 2018

The first film was original, innovative, and thought-provoking. But I liked the sequel even better. The performances in T2 from the original cast were terrific. And I ;loved how the director effortlessly moved the story along, It's both funny and sad I loved it.

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Nooksack20
Feb 27, 2018

With the exception of one rather funny scene in a pub, this movie was absolute garbage.

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therhiannamater
Feb 26, 2018

If you were to casually mention you didn't like the original Trainspotting for whatever reason, on my worst days, I would sit you down and gently remind you of all the reason why you are wrong. I have a distinct distaste for sequels, especially garbage sequels that are nothing but an offensive regurgitation of an uninspired writer for the sake of ticket sales. I waited a year before seeing T2, mainly due to the fact I just can't stomach disappointment any more than I have to. That being said, in this case, I will honestly and humbly admit that I was entirely mistaken.

It's almost criminal how complimentary this film is to the first. Danny Boyle gives us a beautiful take on nostalgia and friendship, but also the perils of growing up and growing older. The first 2/3 of the first Trainspotting mostly centers on a gang of stringy Scots trudging through Edinburgh looking for their next fix. While T2 does focus on the penultimate betrayal as seen in its predecessor, us viewers are treated to a reintroduction to the beloved gang and how the past twenty years have treated them. Had this film been released ten, even five years ago, it wouldn't hold the wait of the two decade span. The comedic reunion of seeing Spud's dopey grin, Sick Boy's thatch of peroxide blonde hair, and Begbie's complete and utter lunacy is like a ragtag homecoming with mates who will never let you forget where you came from- whether you'd like to or not. In the case of our dear Renton, we see the effects of deep-seeded grudges, but even deeper bonds.

Choose Boyle. Choose ruddy Scots. Choose optimism about movies. Choose love. And, as always, choose life.

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mexicanadiense
Dec 18, 2017

As high quality a sequel as one is likely to get for this sort of film. Derivative? Sure. But that was the point.

Franln Oct 21, 2017

Loved watching the follow up to this cult classic. Such cool, creative and well done movies. I watched the first one again recently as well so the conclusion was especially poignant and nostalgic.

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 17, 2017

Since I have not watched the first film I may have been left out on much of details and background to the characters which, unfortunately, I don't care much about. I found the plot fragmented, and hard to follow. So for me this is one disappointing film from director Doyle who has done some good works.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: A few intense scenes but if there weren't, this movie wouldn't be realistic or worth watching.

Sexual Content: Some suggested but none explicit.

Violence: Yes, a bit.

Coarse Language: Lots of it but what did you expect from a bunch of junkies and thieves?

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King_of_the_Squirrels thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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jimg2000
Jul 18, 2017

Tons of quotes in IMDb that include Renton's spiel on "Choose Life."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2763304/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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