“The Kissing Booth 2” on Netflix: Joey King explains why the bad reviews don’t matter
“The Kissing Booth 2” was at least slightly better received by critics than the first part. In the variety podcast The Big Ticket, leading actress Joey King has now explained why that doesn’t matter to her anyway.
It’s not as if the critics generally have a problem with Joey King (“Independence Day 2”), on the contrary: She was literally showered with critical praise for her performance in the series “The Act” last year – and in the end There were also nominations for the Emmy, the Golden Globe and the SAG Award from the American Actors’ Association.
But with “The Kissing Booth” things are different: The first part is currently only 17 percent positive reviews on RottenTomatoes (as of July 30, 2020). “The Kissing Booth 2” still has 25 percent positive reviews, but of course that is no reason to jump for joy either.
“The Kissing Booth 2” still has 25 percent positive reviews, but of course that is no reason to jump for joy either.
And yet: Netflix also shot “The Kissing Booth 3” before the sequel was released – and even released a trailer straight away:
In America there is the term “critic proof” – it refers to films in certain genres, such as big action blockbusters or brutal horror films, where it doesn’t really matter what the reviews are because people go to the cinema anyway. Whether this is true is controversial: You could somehow imagine that films like “Men In Black: International” would have had more viewers if they hadn’t been panned so unanimously.
Be that as it may, the adjective seems to apply to the “The Kissing Booth” franchise. And in a podcast interview with Variety, Joey King has now also explained how she sees the matter: “I understand that the critics did not celebrate the film. But that’s the thing – it’s not made for critics to say, ‘Wow, what a movie!’ People should watch it and just have a good time. “
I understand that the critics didn’t celebrate the film.
The best from both worlds
Whereby Joey King argues in a more differentiated way than some colleagues who claim that the critics’ opinion misses the point anyway:
“I’m grateful that I got to do ‘The Act,’ which the critics said, ‘Oh, that’s great.’ But not everything you 123 MOVIES has to attract critics’ praise. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t successful anyway. And it doesn’t mean that it isn’t one of my favorite projects anyway. The fan reactions are all criticism I need to fill my heart. “
But not everything you do has to attract critical acclaim.
“The Kissing Booth 2” has been available on Netflix since July 24, 2020. “The Kissing Booth 3” has been announced for a 2021 release.
“The Kissing Booth 2” has been available on Netflix since July 24, 2020.