T2: Trainspotting

It’s finally here! The film was everything I expected it to be, not amazing, but lots of fun. It’s lamely exciting seeing Edinburgh streets and shops on the big screen, but I’m not sure why people who didn’t know the city would enjoy it all that much. The problem is, because of the constant laughs, the balance between violence/fear and comedy wasn’t achieved. The whole film seemed like a bit of a spoof or parody- which was fine, I just don’t think that’s what Danny Boyle was going for. Spud made the plot, with his writing of Skagboys actually catalysing some emotion in me. However, the Young Fathers-dominated soundtrack did make me feel all proud of Edinburgh generally.

My mate Douglas Greenwood wrote a far more interesting piece about the Trainspotting legacy for i-D if you fancy a more eloquent read:

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/trainspotting-scotland-patriotism-impact

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