Remember, “The Kissing Booth?” The 2018 Netflix sensation? Yeah, two years later, and after Joey King massively blew up as an actress, it’s getting a sequel.
|Writer(s)||Vince Marcello, Jay Arnold|
|Release Date (Netflix)||7/24/2020|
|Noted Cast Members|
|Elle Evans||Joey King|
|Noah Flynn||Jacob Elordi|
Elle Evans (Joey King) just had the most romantic summer of her life with her reformed bad-boy boyfriend Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi). But now Noah is off to Harvard, and Elle heads back to high school for her senior year. She’ll have to juggle a long-distance relationship, getting into her dream college with her best friend Lee (Joel Courtney), and the complications brought on by a close friendship with a handsome, charismatic new classmate named Marco (Taylor Perez). When Noah grows close to a seemingly-perfect college girl (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Elle will have to decide how much she trusts him and to whom her heart truly belongs.
Can you believe it has been more than two years since the first movie? I can barely even remember what happened in 2018, besides the obvious. So when it comes to this sequel, it is kind of weird they only moved forward a few months. Then when you factor in all Joey King has done since this was released, is it wrong to not expect more? Granted, “The Kissing Booth” did have the potential to be more than a cute teen romance, as it delved into Elle’s autonomy, but with the synopsis above, will there still be a means to make the film more than it is or will this just a feel-good movie for trying times?