Nikolas Hackett’s review published on Letterboxd:
The original Trainspotting is one of the most iconic films of the 90's. With that being said, it happens to be my 4th favorite film of all time. So obviously, I was really excited for this movie.
T2 delivers on almost every level that the first did. The acting is absolutely top notch in this film, seriously everyone brings their A-game to reprise their roles as the characters we all know and love. The story, while having a few plot holes, was again very intriguing. One thing that surprised me about the movie was how funny it was, Danny Boyle still has a great ear for dialogue. And that soundtrack is near perfect. Definitely gonna pick that up on vinyl when it comes out in June. My favorite part about the movie was seeing the whole gang back together. Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, and the rest of the team still play off each other perfectly, over 20 years later. One thing that I will say about the film, is that it has a very different style than the first one does. Which isn't a bad thing at all. The opening and ending of this film are both absolutely perfect, I can't find a single flaw with them. But the thing that sealed the deal for me was definitely the ending. I also liked that there are subtle reminders of the first film scattered throughout the whole movie, as a fan of the first, that was really cool to see. Overall, T2 Trainspotting was an absolute delight. I'm so glad that I liked it as much as I did. I'm gonna give it a 4.5/5 (A-).