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T2: Trainspotting

Post by rusty_nail » Wednesday 01st 2017f February 2017 12:43:56 AM

I saw it this evening and thought it to be excellent and well done.

Having just reached my teenage years when the original came out and the impact it had then I think that the sequel had a lot to live up to.

Glad to say it doesn't ruin the original and marries up the two films well.

Having also watched the original recently I am also struck by how much Scottish society has changed (for the better?) as portrayed in the two films and how different the world seems now from the time of the original e.g. Mobile phones, Facebook etc

As I (like to think) I am still relatively young it is scary to think what the intervening 20 years have brought and what the next 20 will :shock:
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Re: T2: Trainspotting

Post by Dade » Wednesday 01st 2017f February 2017 04:47:31 PM

Lazy writing, lazy directing, character imbalance. Boyle must go.

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Re: T2: Trainspotting

Post by rusty_nail » Wednesday 01st 2017f February 2017 05:01:07 PM

Dade wrote:Lazy writing, lazy directing, character imbalance. Boyle must go.
Save that chat for the football thread! :P

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Re: T2: Trainspotting

Post by Kiddy » Thursday 02nd 2017f February 2017 08:17:02 AM

Do you actually get to know why it's called Trainspotting in this one?
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Re: T2: Trainspotting

Post by rusty_nail » Thursday 02nd 2017f February 2017 12:12:30 PM

Kiddy wrote:Do you actually get to know why it's called Trainspotting in this one?
Not mentioning anything plot wise - I won't ruin it for those who haven't seen it and are planning to.
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Re: T2: Trainspotting

Post by Flash » Sunday 05th 2017f February 2017 03:00:43 PM

Dade wrote:Lazy writing, lazy directing, character imbalance. Boyle must go.
must disagree, one of the best films I've seen in ages. Hilarious.

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Re: T2: Trainspotting

Post by Bula Bairn » Sunday 05th 2017f February 2017 03:19:24 PM

Brilliant film which does the original justice. Got the balance between the nostalgia, humour and dark side spot on.

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Re: T2: Trainspotting

Post by Sir Jones » Monday 06th 2017f February 2017 02:56:51 AM

Very ropey opening reintroduction to everyone but once the "T2: Trainspotting" title rolls things pick up considerably. Not a patch on the first one but some great moments. Will probably never happen but I'd love to see a trilogy with the 3rd filmed in another 20 years time - would be bleak as f*ck.
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Re: T2: Trainspotting

Post by Quidsin » Sunday 02nd 2017f July 2017 12:06:59 AM

Trainpotting a reference to their visit to the old Leith train station I thought, and saw Begbies dad. And Spud is Irvine Welsh. Pre-quel to the book. No more Catholics..
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