My whole life, I’ve wanted the kind of love you see in the movies. Boombox over the head, hand in the back poket of your jeans kind of love. Boy meets girl, they break up and make up, and they live happily ever after. But, in real life, that’s not where the story ends, it’s where it begins. Because life is beautiful, and messy, and never goes according to plan. And the truth is, I have no idea what it has in store for me.
— To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) dir. Michael Fimognari
There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to create a successful sequel. Number one: the body count is always bigger. Number two: the death scenes are always much more elaborate - more blood, more gore - *carnage candy*. And number three: never, ever, under any circumstances, assume the killer is dead.