You know how people say “There’s no such thing as a good sequel”. And then argumentative people, like myself, try to throw in “But Lion King 2 wasn’t so bad! And Creed II had one of the best work out montages I’ve ever seen!” Well…unfortunately for me, this sequel basically takes the cake. I’ve seen ‘Pocahontas 2’, ‘Camp Rock 2’, ‘Rocky 2’, ‘Godfather 2’, ‘High School Musical 2’, and ‘Hangover 2’ so trust me when I say…nothing is as bad as ‘The Kissing Booth 2’.
Literally the only good part about this movie was the unrealistic DDR dance off with the only good looking actor in the film! Yes, that scene was completely ridiculous, but hey, I’ll watch a solid dance performance any day over cringy acting and overly dramatic reactions to underly dramatic events (yes, for now ‘underly’ is a word).
I honestly don’t even want to spend this much time writing a review for this movie because I’m actually getting angry the longer I type about it. But I’ve saved the worst for last. Are you buckled in? Here goes. I’m about 99.99% sure they are making this a TRILOGY. I almost died at the end when the “new guy” aka the good looking actor still had his eyes set on Elle and said something to the effect of “I’m not giving up that easy”….NOOOOOOO. Give up! We don’t want to see this! Is there a survey? Can there be a survey? Just right at the end of EVERY Netflix original film. Please?! “Would you like to see a sequel?” NO! “Would you like Elle to end up with Noah?” NO! “But don’t you want to them kiss all the time because their 17 inch height difference is so much fun to witness on screen?” NO!
Like is anyone else so disturbed by their height difference? It’s too much. Pretty sure there’s 6 million other actors that would gladly take the role that aren’t 6’13”! Yes, I know he’s not actually 6’13” but the camera apparently adds 10 lbs and 8 inches.
I’m just gonna say one last thing and then I’ll leave this alone: High School PA systems are not turned on and off by a bright red button anymore! What is this, 1990?? Bueller….Bueller…..And if this movie is supposed to be kinda sorta circa 2020 then the PA system would most definitely be via the front office secretary’s phone and you have to dial in to get an announcement going. Can they just get ONE THING RIGHT?!?!
Popcorn Rating: 1 popped corn for the dance