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T2 Trainspotting – Official Movie Review

T2 Trainspotting starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller is reviewed by Alonso Duralde (TheWrap and Linoleum Knife podcast), William Bibbiani (Crave Online) and Christy Lemire (

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First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home.They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

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  1. Thomas Purdy

    June 10, 2017 11:06 pm

    "Pretty much the exact same movie" Wa?????

  2. iDono

    June 11, 2017 9:00 pm

    How is it a remake? Fucking numpties

  3. Dalton Gonzales

    June 12, 2017 5:47 am

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  4. Enzophanis1892

    June 12, 2017 6:48 am

    This review just angers me. These are supposed critics who don't understand a clearly understandable movie.
    And it's not the same as the first in any way.

  5. ChickenSaladGaming

    June 13, 2017 4:35 pm

    why do americans have to miss the point of everything…

  6. Antoni Stroscio

    June 16, 2017 2:39 am

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    June 16, 2017 3:48 am

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    June 17, 2017 4:16 am

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    June 17, 2017 7:33 am

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  10. maclach1

    June 18, 2017 5:51 am

    This review is not very good. The film is much better than how they're describing it. Maybe they don't understand the culture.

  11. maclach1

    June 18, 2017 2:58 pm

    Alanzo at 2:16, "I have no idea." Exactly! You do have no idea.

  12. Dan the Man

    June 18, 2017 11:19 pm

    Fuck these guys. Movie was great.

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    June 19, 2017 9:17 am

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    June 24, 2017 1:44 am

    now maybe I'm alone on this one but I think trainspotting 2 will be great who cares if it's the same story just 20 years later, if it's not broken don't fix it rent or buy the original and rent or buy the second. don't listen to negative reviews if you as the viewer like it that's what counts .

  15. JACK Roϟϟ

    June 24, 2017 5:21 pm

    Fucking idiots they completely missed the point of the movie

  16. Agnieszka Struj

    June 26, 2017 6:18 am

    You ccaаn watccch ТTrainspotting heree https://twitter.com/bb0540cf2d2b6e019/status/872637164940546048

  17. MrSPacLE

    July 3, 2017 11:37 pm

    californians dont understand culture

  18. Atomic Punk!!

    July 4, 2017 4:11 pm

    It's quite simple guys. Despite everything, despite their desperate struggle for stability. Heroin was the best days of their lives and they can't get away from that.

  19. Matthies Oliveira

    July 7, 2017 9:28 am

    I liked the movie.

  20. Arthur Sandomine

    July 9, 2017 11:12 pm

    What is frustrating is to listen to your voice!

  21. Two Kept Men

    July 10, 2017 5:37 pm

    I think Trainspotting 2 is the best movie of the year. Some of it may hit too close to home for some, as it doesn't "wallow in nostalgia", it criticizes wallowing in nostalgia. So the reviewer thinks Kelly MacDonald has become a "Soulless corporate lawyer", rather than someone who has moved on with her life and is a marker for Renton's lack of progress? To me, the point of the movie is to escape from the allure of nostalgia and live your life in the present moment. Begby in the movie doesn't learn that lesson, and pays the price for it. He just can't imagine letting go of his mistakes, or letting go of the idea of forcing others to pay for them. The rest of them learn to shed desires for revenge (Sick Boy), turn their experiences into a living (Spud), and embrace a masculinity that isn't toxic (Renton, returning home to his father). This is one of the best sequels in recent memory, and worth a second look.

  22. dcanmore

    July 16, 2017 1:05 am

    haven't been on this channel for a while, they reminded me why I don't subscribe… and why are they dressed like 20-somethings?

  23. Teja Arya

    July 20, 2017 5:32 pm

    What did you will happen when mark comes back? They're fucking drug addicts. They go back. It's a fucking nostalgia. You guys just want to puss over a movie. Piss over something else. T2 is amazing. You guys completely got it wrong

  24. Autobot Family

    July 21, 2017 7:14 pm

    3 idiots on a panel. YouTube! OPINIONS!! Only theirs suck.

  25. noyfb

    July 29, 2017 6:45 pm

    What a terrible review. Did you two even watch the movie? It's not a remake at all. I won't be stopping here again for a review.

  26. Comrade Jason

    July 30, 2017 8:39 am

    I think this film is for addicts, not critics. If you have never struggled with substance abuse, there is a lot here that you wouldn't understand: places, people, they're all triggers. How the decisions you made on drugs have consequences beyond what you could fathom. Renton's stealing the bag had consequences, and it haunted all the characters. He then returns, his "choose life" has failed. He got the job, the wife, the house, the washing machine, and it didn't work. He still felt incomplete. So he returns, and the ultimate point of the movie is Renton's relapse. His returning fully to the world of Trainspotting, and once he does that. he finds himself in the same troubles as before. He is running through the streets being chased, as a consequence of his past decisions and his relapse. His relapse is the point I think. And Spud being the original author of the books was a lovely nod, and brought it all round circle. Spud ditches his habit and makes something of himself. It shows the differences between Renton and Spud. Spud chooses reality at the end of the second film, Renton chose to run away at the end of the first. I think it is a clear message: You cannot run away from consequences. And also, often those you consider to be your friends are the worst people for you. That's how I interpreted it. As I said, I think this film is for addicts.

  27. hump frog

    July 30, 2017 10:36 am

    My review of your review:

    You guys sound like your just talking out your ass. Do you ever just stop and watch yourselves talk and how you review??? Your criteria for what makes a great movie is so superficial!

    Sooo superficial!!!!!


  28. hump frog

    July 30, 2017 10:42 am

    Btw, saying this is an 'official' review makes it sound really important! ????????????

  29. Armin Walker

    July 30, 2017 3:50 pm

    I fucking loved it, wtf is wrong with these reviewers!!!!

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