Movie Review: Not Sure What He Is… But It Definitely Isn’t All That!

Noe Lee, Opinion Editor

TikTok has taken over the online world, causing many young, beautiful people to be cast under the spotlight. Addison Rae Easterling is a 20-year-old woman who went viral because of her dancing and lip-syncing TikTok videos. Easterling has received her fair share of backlash throughout her social media career, but after the release of her new Netflix original movie, He’s All That, the Internet swarmed over the failed movie. With a 31% Rotten Tomatoes score, I did not have high expectations going into the movie. He’s All That wasn’t that bad. With that being said, it was definitely not good. A teeny bopper plot with a predictable plot twist and an unnecessary makeover… it’s been done before. Easterling’s acting was a bit awkward, which I expected based on her lack of experience in the film industry. With random dance breaks, cringey one-liners, and a cliché storyline, He’s All That will most likely be forgotten in a couple months. However, this movie has brought an argument to the table that many shied away from previously: Are TikTok-ers real celebrities? Should they be treated as such? Many take issue with how easily these young stars were able to achieve fame and fortune, but this seemingly glamorous lifestyle at such a young age comes at what cost?