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The Kissing Booth 2

The sequel to 2018's Kissing Booth came out today on Netflix, starring hotties Joel Courtney and Jacob Elordi alongside Joey King.

Thoughts?

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by Anonymousreply 2708/02/2020

THOTS

by Anonymousreply 107/24/2020

Compared to the rest of the pretty cast the gays look way below average.

by Anonymousreply 207/25/2020

Christ, it’s 2 hours and 12 minutes? I don’t think I really need more that 85-90 minutes at most.

by Anonymousreply 307/25/2020

So, she’s wearing a really bad wig right? Why didn’t they just let her get a cute short haircut?

by Anonymousreply 407/25/2020

How are they affording a $25,000-$30,000 a year private high school, but there are money issues for college?

by Anonymousreply 507/25/2020

Courtney is not aging well despite them trying to rebrand him as a twunk.

by Anonymousreply 607/25/2020

There was an interesting interview with the director/writer on Queerty yesterday, but the reviews have not been kind. I think the consensus is too bland and too long.

by Anonymousreply 707/25/2020

OK, that was a hot mess, and I don’t mean in a Jacob Elordi half naked and shirtless hot way.

by Anonymousreply 807/25/2020

I did not dislike it but the storyline was a bit predictable i.e new love interests/is the boyfriend cheating. The new guy Taylor who plays Mario is really attractive. The end leaves the door open for a part 3 but Jacob did not seem that keen. Oops.

by Anonymousreply 907/25/2020

Their faces look squished.

by Anonymousreply 1007/25/2020

“The Kissing Booth 2” Shows Another Lazy Attempt at Diversity

[quote]A similar tokenization issue happens with the addition of a gay subplot featuring Ollie (played by Judd Krok), a character who appeared in the background of the original. The gay plotline, like the addition of two characters of color, feels meant to tick a box on a diversity checklist, rather than make any real statement on queer issues. If it’s not clear already: This is a film that is completely obsessed with the lives of white, heterosexual people. When a gay (white!) person is introduced, it somehow only underscores Elle’s beliefs in true love always winning out and allows “gay” to be listed to the film’s menagerie of diverse stories it wants you to believe it’s telling. By the time the two gay characters share a kiss at the end — after not really having any substantive conversations throughout the film’s two-plus-hour runtime — you can feel the film patting itself on the back for letting two dudes smooch it out.

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by Anonymousreply 1107/27/2020

[quote] Compared to the rest of the pretty cast the gays look way below average.

To be fail Elle is equally as unappealing as the gay tokens. My big problem was that she has 2 hot guys fighting over her.

by Anonymousreply 1207/27/2020

Gay kiss scene

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by Anonymousreply 1307/27/2020

Have not seen either one, but I read a third was already filmed.

by Anonymousreply 1407/27/2020

Netflix loves milking straight love stories

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by Anonymousreply 1507/27/2020

The first one was panned by critics.

However, according to Netflix, it was extremely successful and rewatches were stronger than most of their show.

You cannot deny the chemistry between the three leads.

They've apparently already filmed the third one - fortunate since Elordi is not doing any support for the second one and wouldn't likely come back for a third.

by Anonymousreply 1607/30/2020

One thing that really struck me was that the Elle character could have been played by a pre-crazy Amanda Bynes.

by Anonymousreply 1707/30/2020

R15 everyone does.

by Anonymousreply 1807/30/2020

Jacob Elordi didn't too much like everyone thirsting over his body in the first Kissing Booth.

“At the time, I was super young and got thrown into a world where everyone wanted to talk about my body… it really fucking bothered me,” he says. “I don’t identify with that whatsoever. I was trying to prove myself and be known as an actor. It was so much working out and I hated every second of it.”

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by Anonymousreply 1907/30/2020

Awww... poor baby

by Anonymousreply 2007/30/2020

They also film a third one? Maybe they put all the good stuff in that one?

by Anonymousreply 2107/30/2020

Joey King smiles like she thinks you smell but is forced to be polite to you anyway.

by Anonymousreply 2207/30/2020

[quote]Jacob Elordi didn't too much like everyone thirsting over his body in the first Kissing Booth.

The opening image of Elordi in the first movie was him in very, very low slung football pants with the top of a black jock strap peeking out the top and asking for a cup (which we later find out is XL) and accompanied by the line that "he's stupidly hot."

it's his first and breakout movie. Most actors do not breakout as he did with that movie. While I get being upset, he really needs to put it into perspective. At the time, he was one of thousands of "stupidly hot" guys who they might have cast. He simply had good chemistry and was a slightly better actor than option number 2 or 3.

I do get that he doesn't want to be typecast as the toxic boyfriend with anger issues who is smoking hot. But, complaining about the first movie is ridiculous. He is inching toward Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) levels of buzz for being hot.

by Anonymousreply 2307/31/2020

Agreed, R23. Jacob has a good role in Euphoria, he's doing okay. Kissing Booth is a fun and frivolous movie, sure, but it gave him his break. Maybe actors who do those types of movies feel it will affect them from getting 'serious' roles.

He can also be a et good roles and be seen as smoking hot. It did not harm Brad Pitt!

by Anonymousreply 2407/31/2020

He's now moved into mullet territory.

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by Anonymousreply 2507/31/2020

Elordi is also in the comedy The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee.

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by Anonymousreply 2607/31/2020

[quote]So, she’s wearing a really bad wig right? Why didn’t they just let her get a cute short haircut?

King had just shaved her head for her role in The Act - for which she actually got Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations for best lead actress. She played a girl whose mother suffered from Munchausen by proxy.

At the time of filming, she barely had any hair. It wasn't even short.

She sort of looked like Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta.

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