A sequel for Trainspot­ters only

Matamata Chronicle - - Film -

‘‘A heavy reliance on flashback will en­trance fans of the orig­i­nal, but ex­clude new­com­ers.’’

Boyle says the film has hope, and it does, sur­pris­ingly, for Spud, but re­ally it’s about the loss of hope, the dis­ap­point­ment of re­al­is­ing it’s too late in life to ful­fil your po­ten­tial.

McGre­gor, his feud with Boyle now over, has his star power, but ac­tu­ally the high­lights are a re­mark­able turn from Miller, an­gry, frus­trated and an­gu­lar, and Brem­ner, who uses all his phys­i­cal traits to de­liver a per­for­mance both funny and poignant.

A heavy reliance on flashback will en­trance fans of the orig­i­nal, but ex­clude new­com­ers; sim­i­larly the sound­track of­fers hints of the first time, be­fore clos­ing with a ren­di­tion of the sig­na­ture piece, Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life.

Boyle wanted to dodge the curse of the sequel. He’s man­aged that – but the price is a movie that will be loved by those who loved the orig­i­nal, but which may be ir­rel­e­vant to those too young to care. - Steve Kil­gal­lon.

Ren­ton and Sick­boy - Ewan McGre­gor and Jonny Lee Miller - re­unite for T2: Trainspotting.

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