[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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.
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.
Home Alone 2: The Re-Alonening.
He would be all alone, when they take him in to fucking care.
The Good: Throwing bricks at people's faces is still funny.
The Bad: Even more contrived than the first one, it's pretty fucking improbable. Basically a lazy rehash of the original meant to cash in on the 90s Culkin craze. John Hughes sold out on this one.
The Bottom Line: The original Hangover 2.
Self defence at its finest. Someone give Joe Pesci a Snickers.
Not as good as original, entertaining.
Terrific fun. Not as strong as the first but still Christmassy and enjoyable.
A note on the viewing: Viewed in HD from Twentieth Century Fox's 2K scan from the 35mm negative. The image looks gorgeous most of the time, with only the occasional moment of softness or digital noise.
Even if the story is bit by bit a remake of the original film, HOME ALONE 2 is the real deal. Maybe nostalgia is taking front seat here, but this film is such a bigger adventure and has so much heart. It's shocking that Macaulay Culkin hasn't been recognized as one of the greatest child actors of all time, and this film shows off what he's really capable of. Maybe it's my love and admiration for New York. Maybe it's Catherine O'Hara (who's excellent in every thing she does). Maybe it's the "feed the birds" lady who provides a strong emotional heart despite never singing "Feed the Birds". But I can't resist this film. A holiday classic for the ages.
Kevin McCallister: Oh no. My family is in Florida, and I'm in New York...
Kevin McCallister: My family's in Florida... I'm in... New York?
Harry: You better say every prayer you ever heard, kid.
Marv: I hope your parents got you a tombstone for Christmas.
The shockingly violent sequence with Stern & Pesci laying siege to the abandoned house really brought the film down a few notches. (It flirted with feeling like a Final Destination film!) Otherwise, this sequel offers a watchable mix of undemanding comedy and holiday cheer, with Fricker genuinely affecting in her supporting role. Earns an extra half-star for excessive festiveness.
New York < Winnetka
renovated NYC home < giant McCallister house
I love Joe Pesci but I feel like this movie took everything that was good about the first one smashed it up and put it in this movie and make Macaulay Culkin a thousand times more annoying than he already was.
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Ponce de Leon is not in the database :(