George Clark’s review published on Letterboxd:
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The Kissing Booth 2 is of course the sequel to 2018’s The Kissing Booth and believe it or not. It gets worse! The storylines way to predictable and so many of the side characters are useless annoying ignorant twerps. Don’t get me wrong, Joey King is a fine actress and all but the film just makes her character unlikeable and ultimately that’s the same with Jacob Elordi, Joul Courtney and Taylor Zakhar who are all decent actors but just don’t have anything good to work with in this film and this along with many other factors just really meant this film didn’t work for me.
Undoubtedly the best thing about this film is that it’s a tiny bit better than the first one because that films god awful and I quite guiltily liked that big dance sequence. However, there’s just no redeemable qualities for The Kissing Booth 2, the performances might be okay and some characters slightly likeable but the horrible direction, awkward plot, atrocious script and weird music choices mean The Kissing Booth 2 flops even more than the first and proves to be an unmitigated disaster of a film. It’s repetitive, unemotional and with a 130 minute runtime, it’s way to long and despite me liking that one sequence, it really doesn’t save the film. The ending leaves it open for a third instalment. Please DONT! It’s not the worst film this year but it’s incredibly far from the best.