One of the longest awaited sequels of all time, T2: TRAINSPOTTING brings some of the greatest characters of the ‘90s back to the big screen, and we have to admit we’re surprised they’ve all lived this long.
Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Scotland 20 years after the events of the first film to make amends to his old drug buddies, including Spud (Ewan Bremner) and Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller). But that isn’t the entire reunion - absolute lunatic Begbie (Robert Carlyle) is out and about, having just been released from prison and is looking for a little revenge.
This sequel brings back not just the cast of the classic black (tar heroin) comedy but original director Danny Boyle as well, who always wanted to return to these characters when the actors had aged enough to make the passage of time really, truly notable. It has been decades since TRAINSPOTTING broke indie film boundaries with The Worst Toilet in Scotland and a deranged ceiling-crawling baby but Boyle hasn’t missed a step, and he’s been turning out great films the whole time.
Usually we cringe at the idea of bringing the gang back together so long after the glory of the original… but that’s the whole point of T2: TRAINSPOTTING! Can you go home again? Can you make peace with the life you once led? And will Begbie kick you to death? Only T2: TRAINSPOTTING has the answers.