Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- 28 Days Later
- Slumdog Millionaire
|07.09.17||Internet|| These reunion movies are so fraught with danger. On paper it sounds like such a good idea to get the band back together but all too often it feels forced and tired and just doesn't work. This is a quite rare example of a sequel that feels fresh and familiar, nostalgic and new, looking back and forward. I think it's mostly due to Danny Boyle's direction and his editor. There's a constantly splintering narrative that keeps echoing the original, in one scene literally like ghosts running past us, while the characters today deal with the consequences of that first film. But it's shot beautifully, there's a vibrant thudding soundtrack, and all the actors are still really good. Ewan Bremner stole it for me this time around. But I still get the feelings from the first... maybe not that novelty and excitement but certainly the tragedy.|
I don't think anything can touch the excitement and exuberance of the first Trainspotting, but I feel like with this Boyle isn't really trying to. He's just doing what he's doing now, not twenty years ago. It still works, but it feels more mature to me. I thought it was really really good.