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    So who is all going to see T2 Trainspotting when it comes out this week?

    I've got tickets booked for the night it opens :woo: I'm a bit wary as it has a lot to live up to from the first film but either way, I'm looking forward to it.

    Were you guys fans of the first film?
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    So who is all going to see T2 Trainspotting when it comes out this week?

    I've got tickets booked for the night it opens :woo: I'm a bit wary as it has a lot to live up to from the first film but either way, I'm looking forward to it.

    Were you guys fans of the first film?
    100% agree, the first film was absolutely awesome, I wish I had booked to see it.. maybe next week I will arrange something :lol:

    Have fun!
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    Might take the old lady but waiting for reviews :borat:

    Scared it'll suck :nope:
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    Definitely.

    Alongside Pulp Fiction, the original was the defining film of my childhood.
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    I went to see the film tonight. I liked it but it's nowhere near as good as the original imo but you don't expect it to be the exact same. It has a different vibe but still has some qualities that make it connect to the original. I'd recommend it if you're a fan of the first film

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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I went to see the film tonight. I liked it but it's nowhere near as good as the original imo but you don't expect it to be the exact same. It has a different vibe but still has some qualities that make it connect to the original. I'd recommend it if you're a fan of the first film

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    Does "Born Slippy" make an appearance at any time in the film?
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Does "Born Slippy" make an appearance at any time in the film?
    Yeah but it's slowed down unlike the original song from the first film
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Yeah but it's slowed down unlike the original song from the first film
    Can't imagine what that'd sound like Suppose if I YouTube it and decrease the video speed I might get an idea :lol:

    EDIT: Just previewed it on iTunes, dunno if the track just never got going before the preview was over but I didn't like Original version was soooooo much better. Anyhoo, not a film-ruiner :lol:
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    Ok I saw it last night.

    Curious about your reviews.

    Mixed feelings. I know he had to reference the first one, be aware, some ways he did that well, it was more reflective and moving.

    But there were some really bad rehashes- the use of a blondie tune with the scene split between characters and renton having sex- felt like a lame attempt to be the first film. So did the rehashed choose life monologue- director should have stuck to referencing the past, dealing with nostalgia and getting older, but not in a way that just felt like a crap rehash of the first.

    That said, some things were brilliant. The scene at the start with Spud, the Begbie/Renton scene in the toilet. The brilliant way they used 'Born Slippy' slowed down, as Spud looks around an old haunt.

    I thought the loyalist pub scene was funny, but just before it again they did a crap rehash thing, of attempting social commentary about the political class, it felt trying to be edgy and forced. Some of the dialogue did too.

    There wasn't enough of Diane, she should have been given a bigger role and interaction with Renton.

    There was another clever nostalgic scene with sick boys malaise with the pub and getting old at the end, but too near the end..again you never got to see more character depth.

    And the bits with Rentons old house were moving. I thought the new woman worked well.


    Overall- the theme of nostalgia and more reflection of the characters worked, but the moments when the director did a bad rehash of the original in a way that looked a bit cheap and like it had lost potency. Those moments were like mark 2.0 for TV series or video because someone needed money.

    Pity the quality of the referencing/nostalgia was so varied because in places it was brilliant.

    It dragged a little in places and shouldn't have used montages that tried to be like 1 either.
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    Watching it in a few hours.
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    Ok I saw it last night.

    Curious about your reviews.

    Mixed feelings. I know he had to reference the first one, be aware, some ways he did that well, it was more reflective and moving.

    But there were some really bad rehashes- the use of a blondie tune with the scene split between characters and renton having sex- felt like a lame attempt to be the first film. So did the rehashed choose life monologue- director should have stuck to referencing the past, dealing with nostalgia and getting older, but not in a way that just felt like a crap rehash of the first.

    That said, some things were brilliant. The scene at the start with Spud, the Begbie/Renton scene in the toilet. The brilliant way they used 'Born Slippy' slowed down, as Spud looks around an old haunt.

    I thought the loyalist pub scene was funny, but just before it again they did a crap rehash thing, of attempting social commentary about the political class, it felt trying to be edgy and forced. Some of the dialogue did too.

    There wasn't enough of Diane, she should have been given a bigger role and interaction with Renton.

    There was another clever nostalgic scene with sick boys malaise with the pub and getting old at the end, but too near the end..again you never got to see more character depth.

    And the bits with Rentons old house were moving. I thought the new woman worked well.


    Overall- the theme of nostalgia and more reflection of the characters worked, but the moments when the director did a bad rehash of the original in a way that looked a bit cheap and like it had lost potency. Those moments were like mark 2.0 for TV series or video because someone needed money.

    Pity the quality of the referencing/nostalgia was so varied because in places it was brilliant.

    It dragged a little in places and shouldn't have used montages that tried to be like 1 either.
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    I pretty much agree with everything you say. I was saddened to see how little there was of Diane. She was literally only in it for one or two scenes. I really liked her character in the first film and was hoping maybe something would happen between her and Renton in the next film or even if they didn't get together, that she would at least be a major character in some way in the second film.

    I couldn't really take to Veronica much personally. I found her quite dull and a bit annoying at times tbh. She didn't have the spark needed for a strong female lead, imo.

    I really enjoyed the loyalist pub scene. I couldn't get the "there were no more Catholics left" song out my head for ages after the film

    I felt the film was a very slow burner. For the first ten mins, I was thinking that it was going to be a disaster and I didn't like the vibe the film was taking but it did pick up and it was definitely a lot funnier than the first time and has a lot of heartfelt moments but I can honestly say the original will always be my favourite. As sequels go, this was pretty good. I think I would give it 7 or 8 out of 10. I think I'll need to re-watch it when it comes out on DVD to have a definitive opinion on it.

    I liked the ending scene was so happy they chose Lust For Life as the ending song. I also really enjoyed the new 'Choose Life' speech. It was spot on to the problems of modern society 20 years on from the original. The scene was also very well acted too.

    Spud was and still is my favourite character


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    Watching it in a few hours.
    Nice one, hope you enjoy it. Be sure to let us know what you think of the film
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    I pretty much agree with everything you say. I was saddened to see how little there was of Diane. She was literally only in it for one or two scenes. I really liked her character in the first film and was hoping maybe something would happen between her and Renton in the next film or even if they didn't get together, that she would at least be a major character in some way in the second film.

    I couldn't really take to Veronica much personally. I found her quite dull and a bit annoying at times tbh. She didn't have the spark needed for a strong female lead, imo.

    I really enjoyed the loyalist pub scene. I couldn't get the "there were no more Catholics left" song out my head for ages after the film

    I felt the film was a very slow burner. For the first ten mins, I was thinking that it was going to be a disaster and I didn't like the vibe the film was taking but it did pick up and it was definitely a lot funnier than the first time and has a lot of heartfelt moments but I can honestly say the original will always be my favourite. As sequels go, this was pretty good. I think I would give it 7 or 8 out of 10. I think I'll need to re-watch it when it comes out on DVD to have a definitive opinion on it.

    I liked the ending scene was so happy they chose Lust For Life as the ending song. I also really enjoyed the new 'Choose Life' speech. It was spot on to the problems of modern society 20 years on from the original. The scene was also very well acted too.

    Spud was and still is my favourite character





    Nice one, hope you enjoy it. Be sure to let us know what you think of the film

    I agree re slow burner- I only liked the Spud scene at the off and thought this would be bad- then it slowly gathered strength. I guess director was walking a tightrope with the new and the old. It could have been edited better and thought about more it seemed. I think it touched on being deeper, less ironic, and more moving than the first- I think they should have had more courage with this avenue, as when they outright dealt with the fact that the past is gone, and them being older and looking back, it worked brilliantly...when they tried to force a certain edginess of the first it didn't-

    On that note, I agree re Diane- I would have liked to see that, but I think they were too afraid to go sentimental or cliched- but, I guess the same point- I think that would have been more bolder, more interesting and true to reality and cooler than when they tried too much to be like '1'. It was a bit of a near miss for me, with bits of real promise and poignancy.

    I went to college in Edinburgh a bit after the first film, so it was a bit moving in that way, some of the shots were beautiful.

    I should read the follow up book.
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    I pretty much agree with everything you say. I was saddened to see how little there was of Diane. She was literally only in it for one or two scenes. I really liked her character in the first film and was hoping maybe something would happen between her and Renton in the next film or even if they didn't get together, that she would at least be a major character in some way in the second film.

    I couldn't really take to Veronica much personally. I found her quite dull and a bit annoying at times tbh. She didn't have the spark needed for a strong female lead, imo.

    I really enjoyed the loyalist pub scene. I couldn't get the "there were no more Catholics left" song out my head for ages after the film

    I felt the film was a very slow burner. For the first ten mins, I was thinking that it was going to be a disaster and I didn't like the vibe the film was taking but it did pick up and it was definitely a lot funnier than the first time and has a lot of heartfelt moments but I can honestly say the original will always be my favourite. As sequels go, this was pretty good. I think I would give it 7 or 8 out of 10. I think I'll need to re-watch it when it comes out on DVD to have a definitive opinion on it.

    I liked the ending scene was so happy they chose Lust For Life as the ending song. I also really enjoyed the new 'Choose Life' speech. It was spot on to the problems of modern society 20 years on from the original. The scene was also very well acted too.

    Spud was and still is my favourite character





    Nice one, hope you enjoy it. Be sure to let us know what you think of the film
    I will give it a 7/10, need to watch the first one again since its been a while. I will say that it did some rehashing though it was no way near as bad as star wars doing that, some of the scenes I did love like the "escape plan step 1" and the pub scene.
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    I loved the first film and I've just started reading the book so I'll definitely check out the sequel at some point. Probably won't watch it in the cinema but wait for it to release online instead. Have to say that Irvine Welsh's other novels are also fantastic - T2 is loosely based on Porno while Filth was also adapted into a film starring James McAvoy (IMO just as good as Trainspotting). The Blade Artist could work well as a third installment to Trainspotting and/or a Begbie spin-off but I hope one day we might see A Decent Ride and The Sex Lives Of Siamese Twins also adapted for screen.
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    YES!
    I've got tickets booked for my birthday and I can't wait omg
    Read trainspotting, skagboys and porno, and seen trainspotting lol
    I think it's gonna live up to the first one
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    (Original post by asif007)
    I loved the first film and I've just started reading the book so I'll definitely check out the sequel at some point. Probably won't watch it in the cinema but wait for it to release online instead. Have to say that Irvine Welsh's other novels are also fantastic - T2 is loosely based on Porno while Filth was also adapted into a film starring James McAvoy (IMO just as good as Trainspotting). The Blade Artist could work well as a third installment to Trainspotting and/or a Begbie spin-off but I hope one day we might see A Decent Ride and The Sex Lives Of Siamese Twins also adapted for screen.
    The books are SO good , might have liked skagboys better than trainspotting tbh
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    (Original post by fergijane88)
    The books are SO good , might have liked skagboys better than trainspotting tbh
    Skagboys would be awesome on screen too. I love the books anyway and I try to read them to myself in a Scottish accent, lol. That way it reminds me of Scotland and my childhood
 
 
 

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