– by Drew Carlton


I grew up watching Trainspotting, and lucky for fans of the movie like me they have updated their new “Choose Life” quote to modern times:

Choose life
Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares
Choose looking up old flames, wishing you’d done it all differently
And choose watching history repeat itself
Choose your future
Choose reality TV, slut shaming, revenge porn
Choose a zero hour contract, a two hour journey to work
And choose the same for your kids, only worse, and smother the pain with an unknown dose of an unknown drug made in somebody’s kitchen
And then… take a deep breath
You’re an addict, so be addicted
Just be addicted to something else
Choose the ones you love
Choose your future
Choose life

While this blows our current society away from the original “Choose Life” quote, and this is more a story of modern life, the long time lovers of this movie remember not just the quote, but the actual characters of the film.

In Trainspotting, we have Renton (Ewan McGreggor) the main protagonist, Spud (Ewen Bermner) the poop-sheet grappling cohort, Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller) the reformed and intelligent heroin addict, Begbie (Robert Carlyle) the cutthroat easily angered drunk and one to quickly take advantage of another person’s negative situation, and also poor Tommy (Kevin McKidd) — that you should go watch the original movie if you do not know his story.

With high excitement, today a new T2 Trainspotting cover image (as pictured above) was delivered from Empire Magazine, showing four of the five members, with their new look created by Mr. Brainwash himself, Ewen Bermner.

So yes fellow readers, this takes me back to the past as the characters seem to have only slightly aged, and I can’t wait to hear their new story involving modern society, especially after having seen this trippy cover art.

Sound off below! I know we have some Trainspotting fans here, or people that at least loved the art, and maybe perhaps some that have also dealt with or know people that are dealing with the original issue of the film, or even some of the new issues in the “Choose Life” phrase.


Source: Empire Online