Year: 2020

What the movie is about

Romance|Comedy

The film is a direct sequel to the 2018 film The Kissing Booth. Based on the novel The Kissing Booth 2: Going the Distance by Beth Reekles. After a romantic summer together, Noah is off to Harvard, and Elle heads back to high school for her senior year. With college decisions looming, Elle juggles her long-distance romance with Noah, changing relationship with bestie Lee and feelings for a new classmate.

The movie stars:

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Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi and Taylor Zakhar Perez.

My Review

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My Rating: 7/10

My thoughts: I'll try my best to avoid spoilers but if there are it's for the benefit of the review. I was actually really excited to watch this movie you guys, I was just curious to see what the sequel would be about because in my opinion by the way the first kissing booth ended it could have remained a one off film but I knew that if they'd make a sequel I'd watch it lol. Anyways, the movie was nice. It pretty much met my expectations of what it would be like, it wasn't amazing beyond my expectations and it wasn't underwhelming either. It was a feel good movie to watch at home, not one I'd spend money to watch at the cinema or theater(sorry not sorry). But tbh I liked this one way better than the first one, am I the only one who thought that?

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The Kissing Booth 2 was definitely not as cringey as the first one, however, I did find some things over dramatized like our first introduction to the new guy Marco and Lee running down the halls. I wish we got to see more of Noah in the movie and I feel like Noah's character was very down played in the sequel, he wasn't the Noah in the first movie at all! And I guess it's because he said he'd change and he's in love, but I really wish we had a bit of that high tempered aggressive Noah that we fell in love with in the first Kissing Booth. I also thought that the movie was unnecessarily long this time round, it was like 2hrs 11mins, which is very long for this type of movie, and I think this was because of Lee and Rachel's relationship which took a chunk out of the main story time, thus making the movie too long.

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We have to talk about how Marco and John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), the other love interest in Netflix's "To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You," are pretty much the same character.
Immediately after I finished the Kissing booth 2 I was like wait a minute Marco is just like John Ambrose because:

  • Both were side love interests who in the sequels.
  • They both disrupted seemingly dreamy relationships.
  • Both were seen as the nice guys of the films.
  • They also both have musical talents (Marco's is guitar and John's is piano).
  • And Marco and John Ambrose were also not chosen in the end, even though I thought they both deserved better.

Y'all when I broke all these factors down I felt pretty underwhelmed by the kissing booth 2, I don't know if Netflix is just lazy with their story lines or it's just a coincidence that both second books of the movies ended the same.
I hope you guys liked this review:-) You can find The Kissing Booth and The Kissing Booth 2 on NETFLIX

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