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NFT: Trainspotting 2 - anyone seen it?

Greg from LI : 4/11/2017 3:17 pm
Is it a worthwhile sequel?
yes, i enjoyed it  
Enugu : 4/11/2017 3:29 pm : link
I have no idea why it's such a limited release in the states. Had to hunt for it as there is no advertising whatsoever.

Without spoiling, I will say that the second one actually enhances the first. You get more into the depth of the friendships. Obviously there's a theme of nostalgia but it does so without fan service garbage.

The four leads are terrific. Much better actors now than then. Spud steals the show.

I'm planning on going this weekend, actually.  
Mike in Long Beach : 4/11/2017 3:31 pm : link
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also  
Enugu : 4/11/2017 3:32 pm : link
I was 19 when first one came out/39 now, so i definitely got more out of the themes presented in the second one than someone out of that age bracket.
I know, right? I had no idea it had even been released yet  
Greg from LI : 4/11/2017 3:43 pm : link
No advertising whatsoever. I actually only have a couple of days to catch it before it leaves town, apparently.
I finally saw it  
Metnut : 4/12/2017 9:40 am : link
last night. It's a really nice companion to the first movie, so if you enjoyed the original then you should go see this.

It's definitely less frantic than the first movie, but that's expected considering the characters are much older. There's some really LOLzy scenes in the movie, one in particular at a certain bar that I won't soon forget.

I don't understand how they botched the marketing release of this because it took a lot of effort to find a theater that was playing the movie.
I don't remember a lot about the first movie,  
Bramton1 : 4/12/2017 10:14 am : link
aside from the Worst Toilet in Scotland.
RE: I don't remember a lot about the first movie,  
schabadoo : 4/12/2017 10:33 am : link
In comment 13424907 Bramton1 said:
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aside from the Worst Toilet in Scotland.


I remember how it seemed impossible that Begbie and the main character of the Full Monty were played by the same actor.

And the underage schoolgirl Ewan McGregor picked up at the club was Llewelyn Moss' wife.
Saw it last night.  
Mike in Long Beach : 4/16/2017 1:11 pm : link
Absolutely fantastic film. The actors all did a sensational job recapturing the behavior and mannerisms of the characters from the first film, but did so with the slowed-down deliberateness of old(er) age.

If you haven't seen the first in a while, I think it's very important to see it again prior to seeing this one. It leaned a little on the first more than I thought it would (and that's not a bad thing).
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