“World changes, even if we don’t”
Can we ever run away from our past? Can we ever move on? Or do we forever remain the prisoners of things that came before today? Can all the reds / blues / greens of the world, the numbing addictions and even the maddening ferocity of meaningless sexual escapades not deliver us from the fangs of nostalgia? Will the fundamental ‘what if’, hanging like a moth stuck in a spiderweb of life, always haunt our daydreams?
There are moments when Trainspotting 2 has a clear direction and then others, where it feels completely lost. Self-indulged to its core, Boyle’s love for the concept is as painfully haughty as it is attractively bold. Consider it the wisdom of age, Boyle pushes the eye of his camera away from the snorts or injections and inside the fractured hearts of his lead characters. Ever lingering feeling of decay and cyclic nature of time reigns supreme as Danny Boyle serves a rushed madness to the narrative.