Twenty years have passed, but the actors are spot on and the film in it's own way brings closure for each of the characters and arguably in as much as can be gathered from the events in the story has a bittersweet if not happy ending.
Boyle has matured greatly as a visual storyteller and at times employs techniques that reminded me a bit of Oliver Stone's more avant-garde features from the 1990s, but filtered with the director's own sensibilities. The accents are a bit thick for the untrained ear. Not as much as Under The Skin, but it may take a few minutes for American audiences to acclimate.
If there was anything I did not like it was the T2 portion of the title. I think the film should have just been called Trainspotting. All things considered it was fun to catch up with Renton (McGregor), Spud (Bremner), Sick Boy (Miller) and Begbie (Carlyle) again and watch things resolve themselves with both poignance, grace and hope.
T2 Trainspotting opened on Friday March 17, 2017 in the United States and is playing in American cinemas across the country. Check your local listings for theater and show times.
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