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    Trainspotting 2 (Film)

    Off to see this on Tuesday...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsozpEE543w
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    Yeh, deffo seeing this too. Great to see all the original cast on board. Hope the script is up to snuff.
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    Mark Kermode seemed to quite like it, and I've heard good things about it in general.

    *fingers crossed*

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    Just need to watch the original again before hand... Can't remember much about it at all apart from dead babies and swimming in toilets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Just need to watch the original again before hand... Can't remember much about it at all apart from dead babies and swimming in toilets
    I watched it again recently. Great film. You can still see exactly why it made such a splash at the time, and it feels just as fresh and vibrant today as it must have done back then (I was too young to have seen it in the cinema on its initial release).

    I remember watching it for the first time as a teenager and the baby on the ceiling creeped me out so much. There was a bit of alure in watching the movie because it was 'controversial', but as you watch it while you get older you find the real stuff going on in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinionZombie View Post
    I watched it again recently. Great film. You can still see exactly why it made such a splash at the time, and it feels just as fresh and vibrant today as it must have done back then (I was too young to have seen it in the cinema on its initial release).

    I remember watching it for the first time as a teenager and the baby on the ceiling creeped me out so much. There was a bit of alure in watching the movie because it was 'controversial', but as you watch it while you get older you find the real stuff going on in there.
    Yeh... Watched it over the weeked and it's held up well IMHO!

    Going to be interesting to see the new one tomorrow!
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    Well... That was a good flick A nice follow up to the original.

    There's no way it could compete with the first one IMHO, but it certainly didnt feel out of place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Well... That was a good flick A nice follow up to the original.

    There's no way it could compete with the first one IMHO, but it certainly didnt feel out of place.
    Phew!

    I've been hearing this around and about, so it's nice to know they got Trainspotting 2 right after hearing belated sequel Bad Santa 2 was pish. It's one of those things, sometimes a follow up can be a stain against the original, but sometimes they get it right - chuffed to hear this one seems to be getting it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinionZombie View Post
    Phew!

    I've been hearing this around and about, so it's nice to know they got Trainspotting 2 right after hearing belated sequel Bad Santa 2 was pish. It's one of those things, sometimes a follow up can be a stain against the original, but sometimes they get it right - chuffed to hear this one seems to be getting it right.
    Some of it is a tad flat... But some other bits are right up there with the original

    Quite humbling in one or two places too as it used the 20+yrs to potentially use moments to make the viewer reflect on their own life & passing of time etc.


    The cinema was less than a 1/4 full! And this is opening week on half price ticket Tuesday! Hmmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Some of it is a tad flat... But some other bits are right up there with the original

    Quite humbling in one or two places too as it used the 20+yrs to potentially use moments to make the viewer reflect on their own life & passing of time etc.


    The cinema was less than a 1/4 full! And this is opening week on half price ticket Tuesday! Hmmm...
    Cinema attendance doesn't judge the quality of the film though (Dredd is superb, but didn't do well at the box office ... the Transformers movies are trash, but packed out cinemas) ... although that is a shame, but even still, it was a Tuesday. Friday/Saturday attendance would be the interesting watermark to judge it by.

    However, maybe it's the sort of film that people don't necessarily feel the need to watch in the cinemas, and perhaps those most likely to watch it in the cinemas can't because - 20 years on - they've got kids or other adult responsibilities getting in the way of a quick trip to the cinema, or they're just knackered after work etc etc.

    American Pie Reunion didn't do all that well at cinemas IIRC, but it was aiming for those who were around about my age when the original couple of movies came out - but by the time Reunion came out we were all living in different places and at a point where it was, all of a sudden, surprisingly quite hard to line everyone up for a cinema trip. So I just got the Blu-Ray instead.

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