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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.
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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…
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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.
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.
Amazing even better then the first one
A good enough sequel.
A guilty pleasure to say the least.
again for nostalgia's sake
One of the rare sequels that're even better than the original. Tim Curry stole the show for this one, even Rob Shneider played a funny role. I absolutely love rewatching this movie everytime it comes on TV. It cracks me up every time.
+1 Donald Trump cameo
Nostalgia plays a large part in how I feel about Home Alone 2. On one hand, it is very similar to the original and is a safe and marketable piece of entertainment. On the other hand, it commits one very serious crime early into the film that can make the entire experience unworthy of any sort of emotional investment. It completely neuters the genuine catharsis of its predecessor and is an insulting and utterly implausible piece of writing that even a film as goofy and enchanting as Home Alone 2 cannot be forgiven for.
After Buzz’s humiliating prank at church sees Kevin taking physical retribution, both he and his older brother are forced to apologize to the extended family, and…
Checked out some scenes again. Y O L O A F
More of the same, but in the big city, folks. The fact that Kevin can solely rig an entire building with simple yet effective booby-traps a second time is just remarkable, right? I genuinely enjoy Tim Curry's bit part, but your own appreciation of this will probably have something to do with how old you were when you first saw it.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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