Film of the Week: T2 Trainspotting

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It isn’t unheard of for long-awaited sequels to deliver on the hype — look no further than Mad Max: Fury Road orThe Force Awakens. But then stop looking, because that’s about it. And the awkwardly titled T2 Trainspotting, the reunion of everyone’s favourite loveable Edinburgh junkies, doesn’t quite nail it. Returning from Amsterdam two decades after ripping off his mates at the end of the first film, Renton (Piers Morgan-basher Ewan McGregor) is looking to reconnect with his pals after the break up of his marriage. What follows is a nostalgia-soaked two hours that honours the first film but, despite having its moments, doesn’t match up to its classic, era-defining predecessor. But, if we're describing it like that, how could it? Times & trailer

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