Overview – We all saw To All The Boys I have Loved Before. It instantly became the guilty pleasure that we would turn to every time we wanted a little break from the mafia thrillers or the sci-fi films. But very honestly, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You simply don’t fit in here.
Director: Michael Fimognari
Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher
IMDB Rating – 6.7/10
Our Rating – 2.5/5
Where can you watch it? – Netflix
Last year, around this time, every girl found herself drooling over the charmer Noah Centineo when Netflix released the prequel of this movie. Back then, didn’t we all secretly hope for a boyfriend like Peter Kavinsky? I am sure you did. So, this year for Valentine’s Day 2020, Netflix returned with the sequel of the movie that brings back the teen heartthrobs, Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky.
However, I just finished watching it, and it makes me sad to say that it just falls flat. The movie is unable to create the same magic as the previous film. Remember, in the last film, Lara Jean’s sister Kitty posts the 5 letters that LJ had written for her crushes right from her childhood days. Of these 5, 4 did come up and confront Lara Jean. However, what was still a mystery for the audience was her 6th-grade crush, John Ambrose. So, in this second part, Ambrose writes back to her.
So, when Peter and Lara are living their perfect happily ever after, and everything looks just as good as it should be misunderstandings, doubts, and insecurities creep in. Amidst all this mess, John enters and further complicates the feelings for Lara Jean. The two go on to spend a lot of time together when they are volunteering at the Belleview retirement home. So, even though Lara loves Peter, truly, madly, and deeply, she starts having second thoughts. I don’t think it would be wrong to say that we can completely blame LJ here. Because Jordan Fisher, who portrays the role of John is indeed, very fascinating and dreamy.
Kylie, who offers online Assignment Help Melbourne, says that in addition to the interesting love triangle, another adorable aspect of the movie is the little Kitty. This time around, she tries to play the cupid between her dad and their neighbour Stormy. Also, in a scene or two, you’ll get a little peek into the traditions of Korea. Sadly, this is the part I feel should have been shown a little more, but that didn’t last more than a few seconds. The primary focus of the follow-up is Peter and Lara.
However, what disappoints me the most about the movie is that this sequel has nothing that hasn’t been seen on screen before. It is just like any other typical high school romance, which you have been watching for ages. Of course, the first part wasn’t very different either, but it was the innocence of the characters’ which kind of struck a chord with the viewers. So, to cut it all short, despite the chemistry and the romance of Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys 2 just doesn’t work well.
Maria, who did an excellent ProWritingAid review online, says that what she hated the most about this movie is that it is too predictable. So, even if you skip a few minutes you just know what would have happened in them because it’s just the regular things that you have seen in many films like Fault in Our Stars, High School Musical, Seventeen Again, and several other romantic-comedies of Hollywood.
However, what would encapsulate you for 1 hour and 42 minutes is the beautiful screenplay and the soothing soundtrack. Through the movie, the story quickly shifts from one scene to another. So, you wouldn’t even realize when you reach halfway through the film. The same is applicable for the soundtrack of the movie too. It does it very best to complement the fast-paced sequence of the film. They blend in so well in the script with the scene that they do not look forced in the movie.
Sofia, who offers the best digital marketing course online, says that the visual appeal of the movie lies in its charming actors. It is a good-looking film where all the characters are dressed in their very best. However, that wouldn’t do much to you, rather than pushing you to a shopping complex.
Lastly, let’s just end this by saying that the prequel, To All The Boys I Have Loved Before was more like a guilty pleasure, but To All The Boys 2 PS: I Still Love You, fails massively. It just does not bring anything new to the table. But, none the less, it is a happy, one-time watch, feel-good film, but of course, the prequel was way better.