It’s only taken me like, 10 years since I first heard about this film to get round to watching it. It’s been sat on my DVD shelf for the last 2 gathering dust. I’ve actually been putting it off for ages because I don’t like films about drugs, but, it’s a classing, a cult favourite and as a media/film student I felt like it was something that had to be ticked off the list.
As anyone who knows me will be aware, I’m not the biggest Danny Boyle fan although I agreed with the Academy when he was awarded the gold statue for Slumdog Millionaire, because I absolutely loved that film.
Trainspotting, where do I even start? Everyone knows it, even if you haven’t seen it, you know it, you can picture that awful photo of a very underweight Ewan McGreggor and you just know it’s not going to be the easiest watch. No, I didn’t like the narrative, the script lacked umph, but the shooting techniques used were beautiful and the cast were completely perfect. I love Kelly McDonald to the moon and back, and seeing her in this completely different role to what I’m used to was great.
I’m still a bit, unsure of what I think about the film as a whole, but technically it was perfect and I am very glad I’ve finally got round to watching it… I won’t be rushing to Cineworld tomorrow to catch T2.
I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it. It is what it is and that’s that.