New Trailer for Danny Boyle’s ‘T2: Trainspotting’ Considers a Legacy

Written by on March 3, 2017 


Danny Boyle and his Trainspotting players returned to the world of their 21-year-old cult classic, and the results were, apparently, perfectly all right. That it’s heavily reliant, too reliant, on the first film’s magic is no surprise, but it’s nice that the return of Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee MillerRobert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald wasn’t entirely for naught.

The latest preview — I think there have been 38 now? — is titled “Legacy,” though that’s not to say it’s much different from what’s been seen thus far. For a better, more honest sense of what to expect, turn to our review, where we say, “[The] film is about unused potential. These deadbeats have sunk back into their old routines now that the promise of the first film’s events have not come to life. The melancholy here is truthful and painful, but T2: Trainspotting rarely shows insight into what that failure brings about. Perhaps, in the picture’s own failure, that’s the point.”

Watch the preview below:

First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal.

Twenty years have gone by.
Much has changed but just as much remains the same.
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.

They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).

Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.


T2: Trainspotting hits the U.S. on March 17.

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