A group of hopeless junkies indulged in drug, junk, alcohol, casual sex, violence and all sorts of unthinkable shit. ‘Trainspotting’ is disturbingly dark, violent, irritating and hard hitting film that it reminds me ‘A Clockwork Orange’. Though the film isn’t as great as Kubrick’s masterpiece, it’s absolutely compelling watch. Its peeping into the world of obsessed junkies. The junkies here have distorting but memorable identities whether its James Bond flick obsessed ‘Sickboy’, the weirdest and destined loser ‘Spud’, violent psycho Begbie played brilliantly by Robert Carlyle. He’s the fire on screen whether it’s pool table mess or violent show at the bar in end and above all Ewan McGregor as Renton ‘Rentboy’ in one of his most memorable role of lifetime.
Danny Boyle kept his directorial punch with brilliant opening, fast narration, jump cuts and matching psychedelic punk and pop soundtrack keeps you hooked to the film. Technically Boyle is meticulous here with absolutely crisp and gritty editing and screenplay, brilliant sound mixing, background score and camera work. Boyle has shown the filth and ugliness of world with hypnotic images and point of view of the addicted junkies who go any limit to get their dose. Ohh, that mindfucking scene where Renton drives into the most disgusting toilet in Scotland or stealing drugs, forging the prescriptions and trading drugs with patients. Though film lacks any moral stand, it shows the screwed up aftermath under that great kick.
Just shites it…Boyle’s best.