The first official trailer for the long-awaited Trainspotting 2 (still stylized as T2 Trainspotting for some unknown reason) dropped this morning and it looks to be just as wild and drug-fueled as the first film. Check it out:

While I absolutely adore the original Trainspotting, I wasn’t always sure that a sequel 20 years later was completely necessary. I was wrong, this looks fantastic. The cinematography looks beautiful and the interactions between the gang look as hilarious as always, with an added fun dose of “getting the gang back together.”

There’s an underlying sadness to this trailer, however. The once youthful rebelliousness of this wild group of Gen X’ers have become acclimated to the woes of middle age, and there is this aching sense of nostalgia that is present in that transition. The riff on the “choose life” speech from the original film, with the addendum of various millennial social media websites, was a nice touch that highlights this.

In case you’re still wondering what this thing is about, here’s a synopsis:

First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

This looks like a total blast. I was unsure about the film before, but now I’m all in. T2 Trainspotting opens January 27th. You going or nah?

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