What do you do after you’ve won an Oscar and produced the opening ceremonies at the Olympics?
“Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle chose to dangle his toes in “T2: Trainspotting,” a sequel to his 20 year old “A Hard Days Night” type cult romp about heroin addicts.
In the original Boyle’s jagged and disorienting style reflected the lives being chronicled and the culture around them.
The sequel also has a distinctive visual ebb and flow – in one quick scene a woman who has died is shown as a shadow at the dinner table. But while the first film felt cuttingly precise, the new one feels stagey.