Saturday, March 5, 2011

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - 3 out of 5

Kate and Peter McCallister (played by the very funny Catherine O'Hara and John Heard) should have Child Services called on them because once again they lost Kevin and the little boy with the annoying scream is forced to once again thwart his arch-enemies, now called The Sticky Bandits, only this time he must do it on the mean streets of New York. Of course, it's possible that the McCallisters wouldn't have lost Kevin again if the first film didn't make mad money at the box office.

Yep, it's time for round two of the Home Alone franchise and the last time the series is funny. I don't have the guts to watch the final two films out of fear that they will give me a seizure because of sheer crappiness. The formula for this movie is pretty much the same: Macaulay Culkin is left alone, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern run into him and they are put through a series of traps that would seriously injure a person in real life. However, the film deviates slightly as this time the traps are more lethal than the previous round but, thankfully, Stern and Pesci are somehow able to survive.

After revisiting the first film, I decided to watch the second again and I completely forgot that the man who wouldn't have a career if it wasn't for Adam Sandler; Rob Schneider, was in it. And he's about as good as you think he is--basically really annoying. However, the amazing Tim Curry is in this film, so he completely overshadows Schneider and his derping ways. Oh, and Donald Trump has a cameo but that is only cool when you realize he still has the same haircut now, as he did while filming this movie in 1992.

This movie is exactly the same as the first film only the setting is different and the traps are more lethal. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are once again the stars of the film despite Culkin getting top billing and there's the same heartwarming message we see at the end of the first film even though it apparently didn't stick with the family as they once again forgot their son. Sure watching this movie now is funny because I spend more time making fun of it but if that's how I get my entertainment from it, then so be it!

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