Monday, June 27, 2011

Trainspotting(1996)-Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Kevin Mckidd

Un-fucking believable!, Trainspotting is one of those few films that will literally blow your mind.

The story follows Mark Renton and his mates in poverty stricken 1980's Edinburgh as they struggle through life being Heroin addicts. This was Ewan Mcgregor's pivotal role which got him into the world stage, forget about StarWars,that one made him a movie star, while Trainspotting made him a great actor. This movie has a magic to it, well it is somewhat like a "hit" in which it totally takes you out of your reality. I loved the way how they were able to simulate the effects of heroin on the character to the big screen, the psychedelic visuals, the amazing performances by the actors and especially the wild drug-inducing techno soundtrack, all made it seemed that you were in there with them. Really really few movies can do that to you, most movies seemed voyeuristic , like your staring at a window on someone else's life , while this one as I said pulls you in. You tend to feel for the characters, no matter how sick, or sadistic they may be, they're like old friends you watch struggling. The quality of the storyline also keeps you on your toes, this is a drama, but it get your adrenaline pumping like a great action film, and it keeps you guessing like a nice suspense-thriller would. It's not predictable, everything is fresh and one surprise after another would unfold ,which totally encapsulates the indecision that the characters have as addicts. In total it's one magnificent ride, if you haven't seen it, watch it, and find out the reason why this was ranked 10th in the 100 greatest british films of all time...

watch trailer: Here

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