At least when studios chase the Marvel model of filmmaking, they're chasing something that resulted in actually enjoyable hit movies. Who enjoyed The Theory of Everything and why bother knocking off a movie that made $35 million domestic?!
I was anticipating this movie because I love Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor, the original movie, and the trailer for this movie, but I was still unprepared, to some extent, for what kind of a movie I was getting here: Sort of a winky revival, sort of a rumination on nostalgia, sort of softening up and sort of a similarly tough heart underneath. Say this for Trainspotting 2: Not that many sequels take well-known characters from the previous movie and deepen…