Finally I got around to watching T2 Trainspotting last night. Hmmm…firstly, it’s as “messed up” as the first. Secondly, I think you need to have seen the first one for this one to make a bit more sense. And thirdly, you probably will enjoy this one more if you “grew up” with the first one and are now also 20 years older.
Pretty much, all that has happened is…nothing much. 20 years have gone by since Mark Renton and his friends had their drug-fuelled escapade. Now, we just meet them as older guys still largely up to no good and trying to get by. Sick-boy, going by Simon, still an addict, runs a pub and a blackmail side job with his “girlfriend” Veronika. Spud, back to Daniel Murphy, also still an addict and about to commit suicide just as Mark turns up back in town from Amsterdam. Franco, previously Begbie, escapes prison and surprise, surprise, is still up to no good. The only one who has managed to do something is Diane, now a solicitor. The gist of the story is pretty much the guys trying to get revenge on Mark for having run off with their drug money 20 years earlier.
Not bad. Totally weird. Danny Boyle does a great job again.