The plot is piss, the characters are lame. " set against the backdrop of Scotland's drug-fueled dance scene " ??? LOLOLOL, shut up - what drug-fueled dance scene ! ? yeah maybe 14 years ago, but hello it is 2013, this movie came out in 2011 ....As I said this movie is 14 years too late!
lame lame lame, Kristin Kreuk gets major lame points, her character is shallow.. kinda like a grave
When I saw the trailer to this I felt a strong negative feeling. Everything connected to Irvine Welsh and his books in a cinematic way will always be compared to Danny Boyle´s excellent movieversion of "Trainspotting". "Ecstasy" is not even close. Eddie Harrison of The List stated that "... this is most definitely not Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, but an agonisingly watered-down imitation, a long, languid come-down after the frenetic buzz of Trainspotting." Which is pretty much what it is. The production is uneven and you never feel really emotionally moved by anything that happens on the screen. The ugliness of drugs isn´t communicated in a satisfying way in my opinion. And the balance between the drugs/effects and the love story between Lloyd and Heather doesn´t work, thus the storyline becomes scattered. The idea of hiring Mark Blamire, the award winning designer who was also involved with the original marketing campaign of Trainspotting, to do the graphic design and marketing for Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy didn´t work out either, due to the fact that the result feels like a diluted version of the striking graphic material for "Trainspotting". I am more excited about the fact that Danny Boyle is more of less working on the follow up to "Trainspotting" with the whole original ensemble.