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Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
He's up past his bedtime in the city that never sleeps.
Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, he's determined to foil their plans to rob a toy store on Christmas eve.
Chris Columbus's "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" could be easily written off as a sequel whose only purpose is to replicate the look, feel, story, and general cartoony shenanigans of its predecessor while filling the coffers of all those involved in its making. To be honest, that is what the film is. However, on its way to printing money by exploiting the success of the original film, the sequel winds up a raucous experience that revels in its own delicious absurdity. It may not be an organic continuation of the McCallister saga, but it is a ridiculous amount of fun.
A year after the events of 1990's "Home Alone," the sequel finds Chicago's McCallister clan, once again, separating…
Review In A Nutshell:
It is rare for nowadays for sequels to be more impressive than its original, but every once in a while something comes and manages to surprise us. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York may not be an ideal example to emphasise this statement, but I personally feel this to be so. If you have read my review for the original film, you can see that it is not very positive, feeling underwhelmed due to its unlikeable leading character and the mischievous adventures he gets himself into during the early parts of the film, only to be redeemed by its brilliant final 30 minutes, displaying the best of physical humour.
The greatest of sequels are regarded…
Pretty much everything I said about the first movie applies here, since Lost in New York is a beat-for-beat rehash of its predecessor. It’s the exact same motherfucking movie, only this one is larger, longer, and worse. Obviously the premise is the same, albeit transplanted from a big house to the big city, but so is the wish fulfillment, the trap-setting, the lesson-learning, and the bond with a soft-spoken loner. The recycled pranks (a mannequin’s silhouette, a gangster movie’s audio) start looking awfully rusty. The sequel dedicates even more time to bald sanctimony, affirming Kevin’s “good kid” status with scene after scene of putrid treacle. It was enough to sour me on the movie by the time it reached its…
Does this movie copy the same formula of the first film a bit too much? Oh god yes. But do I care? Honestly no I don't, because unlike so many other sequels that also copy the same formula, this still retains the charm, heart, Christmas spirit of the first film, and dare I say it perhaps delivers even bigger laughs. And Culkin, Stern, and of course Pesci still deliver great comedic performances in their roles. So while, I'll still say the first film is the overall better film, I still stand by that this is just as entertaining and about as much fun as Christmas films get.
But, yeah I'm now done with this series. Because there's only two Home Alone movies.
The Wolf of Wall Street Jr.
I assumed this film would merely nod its head at its prequel but lack all the essential qualities that made the first one great.
What Chris Columbus has actually done is take everything that was special about Home Alone, move it to New York and add extra helpings of laughter and fun. I couldn't possibly say which one I prefer - they'll both be in my Top 100 Favourite Films until I die.
Once again Kevin finds himself without this family as he boards the wrong plane! This movie, like the first one, is a lot of fun but it's not as good as the first one. Macaulay Culkin's acting is really good and once again he punishes those annoying bad guys. This is another good watch during Christmas time! I also love the very Christmassy feel this movie has. 3.5/5 OR 7/10
better than the first and whatever the fuck came after it
Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads. Here is a kid who would not take it anymore. A kid who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth, the shit. Here is a kid who stood up.
I recently rewatched the original "Home Alone" and was pleased at how well it held up so I'm interested to revisit this film since I don't remember very much about it. I had a handheld video game of it that was pretty cool though.
Slapstick scenes are the best in this sequel; I laughed a lot with them. That's all....
"You can mess with a lot of things, but you can't mess with kids on Christmas."
New York at Christmas time and a cute kid outsmarting two dumb criminals. What's not to love?
Just a classic. This has excellent laughs. The dialogue is actually on the upper end of of the good stick. This film doesn't have quite of the Christmas Spirit emphasis as compared to the first film. I do think the house of terror is better than the first. It has some of the iconic booby traps along with some new ones included.
The cast was solid. Stern was super funny and executed his role very well. Curry was a phenomenal edition to the team with his hilarious facial expressions. Eddie Bracken as Mr. Duncan was a good touch of an elderly sweet man. He makes the audience feel right at home.
John William's composing the music is such an iconic part of the movie.
I know this film has its problems but I overlook them because how much I enjoy the rest of the movie
Solid Christmas film.
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