Controversial Things We Want to See in The Kissing Booth Sequel
Well, it's happening—we're officially getting a sequel to Netflix's popular teen rom-com The Kissing Booth.
The announcement was made on Feb. 14, and Netflix has since confirmed that Joey King, Joel Courtney and Jacob Elordi will all be reprising their original roles as Elle, Lee and Noah in The Kissing Booth 2.
While we definitely had some problems with the original film, we are curious about what a second movie has in store for this trio of characters. However, we might be hoping for a slightly different ending than everyone else.
Keep scrolling for controversial things we want to see in The Kissing Booth 2.
An Elle and Noah Breakup
We have many, many issues with Elle and Noah's relationship. Primarily, Noah's controlling behavior and bad temper leave us with a bad taste in our mouth, and a feeling that their contentious partnership might go from unhealthy to completely toxic with time. In addition, they're both young people who have their whole lives in front of them, making it very unlikely that they'd actually settle down together IRL. Bitter and upsetting as it may be, we really want Elle and Noah to breakup in the sequel. Not only will it make for a better, more realistic storyline, it will also allow Noah to work on his own issues without dragging another person down with him.
(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)
An Elle and Lee Relationship
After Elle splits from the hotter brother, we really want to see her give things a shot with her lifelong best friend, Lee. We're a sucker for a BFF love story, and we can't help but believe that one or both parties has considered a romantic relationship at some point in their many years of friendship. We don't by any means think they're a match made in heaven, but we also think it'd be sweet and slightly dramatic to watch them try out a romantic relationship.
A Lee and Noah Resolution
Part of the main controversy in the first movie stems from Lee's issues with Noah and his subsequent demands that Elle never date his aggressive older brother. As the storyline progresses, it becomes clear that Lee's problems with Noah run pretty deep, leading to a huge rift between the brothers when Lee finds out about Elle and Noah's relationship. While Lee and Elle make-up, we never actually see Lee fix things with his older brother. Both characters are far from perfect, but it'd be nice to see them mend their relationship and work towards actually getting along with each other, instead of privately despising their only sibling.
(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)
Elle Heading Off Alone
At the end of the movie, after Elle goes through all the ups and downs in her relationships with both Lee and Noah, we'd love for her to end up alone. Not in a sad way, but in a very empowering, "I don't need anyone but myself" kind of way. In fact, we'd love another airport scene, but this ending would involve Elle walking away from both brothers, off to bigger and better things without a glance at what she's leaving behind. We believe that's true poetic justice for this fiery main character.
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