This weekend on Episode 216 we’ll be discussing T2 Trainspotting, as we look forward to seeing what happened to Spud, Renton, Sick Boy and Begbie over the last 20 years. We are pretty big fans of the first Trainspotting, and while a sequel wasn’t 100% necessary, this film has a lot of potential. The first Trainspotting ended in a way that has allowed for curiosity to provoke the mind and to wonder where their choices led them. Given the tragedy and addiction that engulfed their lives, what happened after they conjured all that cash?
The premise itself should be interesting, but one of the bigger components for me going into T2 Trainspotting is seeing the same actors back for the sequel. Alongside Ewan McGregor, we’ll see Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller back in their respective roles, which is very exciting if you ask me. I loved the characters from the first film, flaws and all, and much of that is due to the performances that each of these gentlemen give in that film. I’m fascinated to see how their dynamic plays this time around and if it’s as captivating as the first go-round.
On top of that, I’m excited to see Danny Boyle back in the director’s chair. His energy, pacing and stylistic flair was magnetic in the first film – and so unique to what is the Trainspotting flavor – that it’s essential to have Boyle back for T2. He knows these characters intimately and his way of emulating their behavior gives the film the necessary ingredient to make Trainspotting….well Trainspotting.
That said, what about you? Are you excited for T2 Trainspotting?
Here’s what else you can expect at the box office this weekend:
Going in Style
The Case for Christ
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Assignment Crime (limited)
Queen of the Desert (limited)