Trainspotting2. Streamed via Netflix.
As the first film was such a zeitgeist juggernaut, this sequel would never have that impact, but it is impressive and powerful at times.
Danny Boyle expertly moves the characters forward, interweaves clips from the first movie and also adds glimpses of childhood memory. Beautifully shot throughout. An excellent soundtrack (surprise surprise) with a lovely short sequence where one character nostalgically leafs through old vinyl. Delighted that one of the more downtrodden characters gets time in the sun. Whole cast on top form as well.
This film has bite if you are of similar age to the main characters, where middle age triggers looking back at relationships made and lost and choices taken etc. It’s funny, poignant and disturbing in paces. Not as impressive as Trainspotting but still recommended.