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Old 03-16-17, 01:38 PM   #76
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

Well, anyone can edit Wikipedia... but if you continue on down on that same page it goes on to say:
"Boyle also clarified that John Hodge wrote an original screenplay for the sequel, and that the film would not be a strict adaptation of Porno. An earlier script was reportedly written about 10 years prior, but was scrapped so that the original cast would agree to return for a film sequel."

IMDb Trivia: "Although Irvine Welsh wrote a follow-up to his novel Trainspotting in 2002 called 'Porno', this movie follow-up is actually only very loosely based on Porno. It is mostly an original story which includes some unused parts of the Trainspotting novel, and some elements from Porno."

And straight from Boyle's mouth: There's been a question mark over how much the film will be based on Irvine Welsh's own 2002 follow-up novel, 'Porno', and Boyle addressed that too: 'It’s kind of influenced in its origins by “Porno” – the idea of the friends being brought back together again,' he told us, while promoting his new film, 'Steve Jobs'. 'But other than that, it’s very original. It’s written by John Hodge, who adapted the original screenplay from Irvine’s book. Irvine’s involved, but he’s been very gracious – he’s letting us get on with it. He’s there for us for any advice. But it’s not a strict adaptation of “Porno” and it won’t be called “Porno”.’
https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/...d-porno-110915
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

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Well, anyone can edit Wikipedia... but if you continue on down on that same page it goes on to say:
"Boyle also clarified that John Hodge wrote an original screenplay for the sequel, and that the film would not be a strict adaptation of Porno. An earlier script was reportedly written about 10 years prior, but was scrapped so that the original cast would agree to return for a film sequel."

IMDb Trivia: "Although Irvine Welsh wrote a follow-up to his novel Trainspotting in 2002 called 'Porno', this movie follow-up is actually only very loosely based on Porno. It is mostly an original story which includes some unused parts of the Trainspotting novel, and some elements from Porno."

And straight from Boyle's mouth: There's been a question mark over how much the film will be based on Irvine Welsh's own 2002 follow-up novel, 'Porno', and Boyle addressed that too: 'It’s kind of influenced in its origins by “Porno” – the idea of the friends being brought back together again,' he told us, while promoting his new film, 'Steve Jobs'. 'But other than that, it’s very original. It’s written by John Hodge, who adapted the original screenplay from Irvine’s book. Irvine’s involved, but he’s been very gracious – he’s letting us get on with it. He’s there for us for any advice. But it’s not a strict adaptation of “Porno” and it won’t be called “Porno”.’
https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/...d-porno-110915
Literally nothing of this refutes anything in my post from yesterday. In fact, if anything, it supports it.
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Old 03-16-17, 01:41 PM   #78
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

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Literally nothing of this refutes anything in my post from yesterday. In fact, if anything, it supports it.
I don't see how. You said "I hope this one does as well with Porno as Trainspotting did." I said it wasn't an adaptation of that. Boyle literally says it isn't an adaptation of Porno and that it is an original story with loose ties to Porno. I'm not trying to be argumentative, but I just don't get what you're saying.

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Old 03-16-17, 02:06 PM   #79
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I don't see how. You said "I hope this one does as well with Porno as Trainspotting did." I said it wasn't an adaptation of that. Boyle literally says it isn't an adaptation of Porno and that it is an original story with loose ties to Porno. I'm not trying to be argumentative, but I just don't get what you're saying.
We are just having a conversation Dex .

What I said was that I was impressed how the movie made a cohesive movie out of a novel which has no real structure. Porno is written much the same way. So I was saying that I hope that the sequel accomplishes what the original did with the source material. Sounds like from what you posted, that will be the case.
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

Damnit, this must be a limited release? Not playing in any Houston area theaters this weekend.
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

Their consensus is there was really no reason to make this sequel.

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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

Same can be said about the sequel book, Porno. I liked it, but could have done without it. Nonetheless, it's nice seeing all of them again.
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

That can be said about most sequels.
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Same can be said about the sequel book, Porno. I liked it, but could have done without it. Nonetheless, it's nice seeing all of them again.
Porno is really no different from Trainspotting. It's pretty much the same book, just 10 years later.
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Old 03-26-17, 12:47 PM   #85
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

I caught it this weekend and think it's a very worthy sequel to the original. Love all the callbacks and flashbacks to the original. It's a direct sequel, with Renton returning to Edinburgh 20 years after he bailed with the cash from the drug deal because things didn't work out in Amsterdam.

It had the same style as the 1st, was funny and moving at times, good music. The original cast had no trouble jumping back into those characters.

If you liked the 1st, definitely check this out.
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

Wow... those What The Flick reviewers are very bitter! And they come off sounding so entitled.

Anyways, I caught the flick last night (rematched the first one a few nights ago). While this one isn't as great as the original, it's a pretty darn good follow-up and I think there is absolutely a reason for this movie. Yes, the reason Renton returns is a bit contrived, but basing the whole movie off of the consequences of the final moments of the first movie from 20 years earlier was very interesting.

I definitely recommend checking it out if you are a fan of the original!
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

Still not playing anywhere around me. Getting frustrated.
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

It's a good sequel where I felt not so much for Renton, but for Spud. Interesting background for Begbie. I wish there was more with Diane.
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I thought it was pretty good, especially liked Spud's whole story.
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Re: T2: Trainspotting - (2017, D: Danny Boyle) S: McGregor, Miller, Bremner, Carlyle

Saw this tonight. I loved it. Its not quite as good as the original, but thats ok, I can live with that. It had some really genuine moments, both comedic and dramatic. The music choices weren't quite as inspired as the first one, but how could they be? I thought almost all of the callbacks were perfect and added to the film. Spud reading to Begbie was amazing. The toilet scene was fucking amazing. The Tommy memorial was a great scene. I thought Begbie and Spud were written beautifully. So was the relationship between Sick Boy and Renton. It felt like their story wasn't completely resolved, so I wonder if the spin off actually happens given the fact that this film kind of flew under the radar. Anyways it wasn't perfect, but I'm definitely happy they made it.

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