Netflix has cornered the market on fun romantic comedies, but after watching the sequel for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, one thing is clear — not every film needs a sequel.
Netflix just released the trailer for The Kissing Booth 2 and within five seconds I immediately realized that this will likely be another case of prioritizing public pressure over creativity. also, I can’t help but feel bad for Joey King for having to work alongside Jacob Elordi/her ex-boyfriend. that cannot be comfortable, especially since he’s moved on to Zendaya.
Furthermore, given that Jacob has proven his prowess in Euphoria as has King in The Act, this does feel like a step backwards. Don’t get me wrong — I think a romantic comedy can be just as challenging as a drama — but only when the script is good.