[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.
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…
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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Christmas Movie #8
Home Alone 2 suffers from a rehashed script from the first movie, but it's still a lot of fun.
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.
Took the great things from the first film and added more laughter in my opinion. This really is my favourite Xmas film.
So I was going into this thinking that I was a supporter of the film. I've seen it more times than the first one, and when I was a kid I loved it. It has been a while since I've seen it, and rewatching it this time, I guess it was around the point of my doing a Donald Trump impression (rather poorly) of him telling Macaluay Culkin how much he loved all the traps in the first film, and that he should bring those tricks to New York City, that I realized that this movie is actually pretty horrible.
For starters, 12 year old Culkin is much less endearing than 10 year old Culkin. He really seems…
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I should be hating this sequel. Not only is it only a cash-grab off the original classic, but it's just a complete rehash of what made Home Alone great. It completely follows the same formula; Kevin hates family again, ends up separated from family, gets himself into trouble, regrets his decisions, booby traps the bandits, reunites with family again, happily ever after. But even with its many many problems, Home Alone 2 I still like as a solid time-waster. And it's still dang fun to watch.
Despite completely rehashing many elements from the original Home Alone, it's sequel still manages to feel decent. Kudos to the filmmakers to completely change locations this time around,…
Meh. The first one way better.
Even Tim Curry's inspired casting couldn't save this movie, which is a textbook example of a bad sequel. It makes no sense that the movie resolves with Kevin and his mother re-uniting in Rockefeller Center - that was the first film's conflict. If anything, Buzz should have found Kevin in New York. Its their conflict that starts the movie, and it would have given this movie at least something that differed from the original.
Home Alone 2 trods heavily in the footsteps of the first film without nearly as much of the emotional heft (this time Kevin knows more or less where his family is and chooses not to try to contact them rather than thinking they've magically disappeared) but it's not a bad thing. I just found myself wishing in the midst of the perfectly staged booby trap mayhem that they had done something differently - a bigger series of set pieces in the hotel with a larger gang of bad guys perhaps.
Aside from a little New York color and a slight uptick in the scale of the booby traps if you've seen Home Alone you've seen Home Alone 2 and then some.
This 1992 American festive family comedy is once again written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. This sequel to ‘Home Alone’ stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, Tim Curry and Brenda Fricker.
One year after being left home alone at Christmas, the McCallister family are preparing once more for a Christmas vacation, this time to Florida. Keeping tabs on Kevin, regardless of the usual family chaos and bickering, they all make it to the airport and heading for the plane. But, in the chaos, Kevin carries his Dads (Heard) bag and falls behind, accidently boarding the wrong plane bound for New York as his family depart for Miami International.
Same formula, but bigger and better and with a lot more heart.
I don't care who knows it! These are fun live-action Wile E. Coyote cartoons (except here the Road Runner has all the gadgets). The physical comedy in the HOME ALONE series is delightfully mischievous.
Relies too heavily on callbacks to the original classic (I said it), and it takes lengthy streches throughout, but it is just fun enough for a mild recommendations.
I said in my review of Home Alone that it was hard not to like the film, despite the fact that it has glaring cinematic flaws. I think with that film, the heart was in the right place, the execution was just severely lacking. There is a genuine amount of emotion put into it, even if it fundamentally fails on a narrative level. That combined with its overwhelming nostalgic value is enough to buoy it to a partial recommendation.
This film doesn't have such a "problem."
If ever there was a cash grab sequel, this certainly qualifies. Made two years after the original and featuring more commercial tie ins than before, this film is the polar opposite of the original.…
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