[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.
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.
Home Alone 2: The Re-Alonening.
It's safe to say I'm obsessed with Home Alone, parts 1 and 2. I have so many fond memories of watching these two films during the Christmas holidays growing up. However, watching these movies now, I find them to be far more comical for the wrong reasons. Things just get ridiculous in this film. Let me just take this step by step:
1. Ya know, the McCallister family might want to lay off Kevin. They watched Buzz make a fool of him during the Christmas show and yet Kevin, JUST STICKING UP FOR HIMSELF GOSH DARN IT, gets the punishment.
2. That stewardess that helps Kevin get on the wrong plane? They see the back of this strange man's head.…
Okay, so this is not as good as the original and the original is simply a perennial Christmas movie at best. However, this film does have another good sequence of Kevin outwitting the two bumbling bandits from Home Alone.
Duh. Kevin's stay in a psych ward either didn't happen or didn't take. Kid is still a sociopathic monster. Perhaps an even worse one now.
Shamelessly exploits its predecessor, but toward some similar comfortingly bland territory. This one tries a little too hard to charm, where the first was balls-out zaniness, and the possibilities of the setting are severely handicapped by a tight formula.
I actually like this one better than the first. Obviously because it takes place in New York :)
John Hughes and Chris Columbus' cloying, raucously funny Home Alone films are every young boy's provocative wish come true. But Lost in New York significantly surpasses the original because it builds on all the gags and plot devices of the first film, and celebrates Christmas in New York with more warmth, nostalgia and good cheer than Miracle on 34th Street.
Loving the hotel :">
I'll never understand those who dislike the second Home Alone. Maybe it's because I grew up watching it, but I love everything about it. It's ridiculous, fun and full of heart.
The best film ever!
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Ponce de Leon is not in the database :(
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