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A Sequel that didn't fall flat!

Author: writer624 from New Jersey
23 December 2006

Usually a sequel is never as good as the original, but I really enjoyed watching the bandits stumble a step behind the precocious Kevim! Of course, Kevin's master plan to stay ahead of the crooks is once again, far-fetched for a kid his age with a blueprint,armed with ropes and kerosene (amid such short notice) to thwart every effort of Harry and Marv. Yet, the antics are hysterical like the original, and the story holds your interest from start to finish. Although its quite inconceivable that after the first film that his parents would allow him to get separated from the family again, it had to happen or the sequel would not have been made! Its one of these sequels that is definitely worth sitting through again and laughing just as hard, whether its the gangster yelling "keep the change" or "Merry Christmas- you filthy animal!"

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Just GREAT summer movie!!

Author: rzahniser from United States
12 August 2006

I can't imagine people downgrading this movie. Altho it is a sequel (ugh) it has all the neat scenes from Home Alone, replayed -- with an over the top performance by Tim Roth!! (Never mind Rob -- he would get his chance to shine!)

I just watched it in the dead of summer in the heartland -- temp about 100 -- and it gladdened my heart. (Hey, we need all the reminders of cool we can get.)

It shows New York (which I know very well) at its best. It has "laugh out loud" scenes in the brother's house -- and it has a few "heartwarming" scenes with the bird woman that warm the cockles of your heart. Hey. Hollywood kitch at its best.

Relax. Enjoy it!!

RZ Heartland, USA

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Best of the Home Alone Movies!

Author: emasterslake from United States
19 April 2006

This one surpasses the original. Has the same cast but a new story! Kevin is separated from his family once more. Only this time He accidentally goes to New York instead of Florida which his family and relatives went to.

Kevin wish he could go to somewhere way different, all by himself. And it turns out his wish came true again.

He's gets excited when he realizes he's in New York City. His family of course eventually find out that he's not with them. And going through the trouble on where he is. Kevin however has his Dad's Credit Card which his Dad gave him to carry when they were at the airport. So his parents need to call the Credit Card company to track down where ever the card is being charged at.

Kevin uses the credit card to check in into a fancy hotel suite. Which is like heaven when he entered. And Kevin can tell this will be his best X-Mas yet.

When all seemed good, 2 familiar guys show up in New York. And you guessed it Harry and Marv! They escaped from prison and instead of robbing homes they're going to rob the famous toy store in New York.

Can Kevin stop these guys this time? This sequel has the same theme as the first one only in much bigger locations. It has the same gags,jokes, traps and similar ending like the original. In my pointer view it's the best Home Alone movie there is.

Those who liked the first will like the second even more.

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Home Alone 2 mistake

Author: fanno399 from United States
19 March 2006

Home Alone and Home Alone 2 are one of my favorite movies. In fact I have memorized almost every line from the movie. There is one mistake not mentioned on this site. In Home Alone Kevin is 8. In Home Alone 2 one year later he is 10. In Home Alone 2 its made clear that its the following Christmas. This mistake has never come up before and I thought others would have noticed. Also, notice how calm the mother is considering her 8 year old is alone. Its amazing that the movie did as well as it did. It was a great film though. But, I wanted to point out that mistake with the age difference. How did he skip an age by the following Christmas. Home Alone is a year round film in my house.

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Same boy, Same Tricks

Author: kylegarz from Hong Kong
21 January 2006

The first Home Alone was a great hit. Many people watched it and praised its funny yet easy atmosphere. It was a great family, Christmas movie as well! So its easy to see why Chris Columbus wanted to do another again. I have to admit it was a good movie... it was funny and had a great Christmas feel. Too bad it was almost the same as the first movie! Sure, they changed the scene, instead of his own home in Chicago, Kevin is stuck alone in New York. Therefore, it was exciting for about 30 minutes into the movie. This all changed however, when the bad guys appeared... everything, from most of the tricks to meeting a new friend who is much older than him is the same as the first movie!

I'd advise this movie to anyone who hasn't watched Home Alone before, but if you'd watch it, then DON'T BOTHER.

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My family is in Florida, and I'm in... New York

Author: Filmcritic624 from United States
26 December 2005

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Sequels usually aren't as good as they come by, but here's one that actually passes, again, and this time by serious margins.

Culkin returns again, and this time, he's in New York, as his family this time brought him, but leave him at the Airport (if these folks were mine, I'd want emancipation from them before I turn 15).

The acting is better, the script is humorous, and the traps and fly outs are better. Way better. Sure, the stupidity in it is just as much as the original had it, but what do you expect from a movie like this, were you expecting something that was serious?

Oh yes. Humbug Donald Trump does fancy camera viewing when he was younger, as he makes a brief appearance at the Plaza Hotel scene. Check it out.

And check this movie out from a Blockbuster near you.

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"Greed, for want of a better word, is good."

Author: inspectors71 from Fly-Over Country
21 December 2005

Because a good movie--or a cruel one that makes people laugh--can always be made into a sequel, Chris Columbus brings us Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. HA2 delivers the poster child for UMC child neglect, Macaulay Culkin to New York wherein he is once again pursued by lunk-heads Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The locale is different, but the story is almost identical.

The only major change is that Kevin and you, the audience, get to see actual homeless people in a big American city, and the audience is expected to tear up at all the meaningful Christmasness therein with a collective sob. This breaking out in a rash of caring, which is slightly less than skin deep, is the only way for the movie makers to mask their greed in making this cynical trash.

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Where the heart is

Author: RamzaB1984 from USA
11 February 2004

A great sequel to one of the greatest christmas films of all time. Columbus brings us back to a troubled boy on christmas eve. Kevin Mcallister, who once again wishes to spend a christmas by himself. His wish is granted as a plane ticket mixup causes him to end up in New York. Unfortainatly for him, the wet bandits have decided to hit the big apple themselves. In order to save a cherity organisation from getting robbed, Kevin goes up against the bandits one last time.

A wonderfull family movie, that should remain a classic till the end of time. It will truely warm your heart. 5/5.

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A enjoyable, though suprisingly violent sequel

Author: liammurphy1 from United Kingdom
14 September 2003

This film a sequel to 'Home alone' which came out 2 years earlier is more of a remake than a sequel, but is nonetheless entertaining for Kids/some adults if it isn't as good as the original. The plot is pretty much the same - The Mccalister family go on a christmas holiday yet again this time to Florida, They wake up late... again, they rush to the airport....again and yes, they leave Kevin (Culkin) behind once again but this time not at home - but at the airport, they run too fast through the building that Kevin can't catch up and ends up following who he thinks is his father but alas is not, The family go to Florida while Kevin ends up in Cold, Snowy New York city. He ends up in a upmarket hotel with his Father's credit card while the slimy concierge (Tim Curry) tries to find out more about him. along the way he meets just released burglars HARRY & MARV (played with enthusiasm once more by Joe Pesci & Daniel Stern) once again and has to foil their plan to burgle a Toy shop.

Please be aware:- This sequel is more violent than it's predessesor (i.e while at least 50 feet up on a building Kevin throws a concrete brick at hits marv right on the head - In real life he would be dead - but no he faints and gets up seconds later which is a very bad example to young children who may try and copy it against their family)

The snowy New York scenery is wonderful and makes you feel warm inside and has a great christmasy soundtrack. Pesci & Stern do their best as bumbling burglars. It also has a wonderful role for Irish Actress Brenda Fricker as a pidgeon woman who lives in central park. It's done with a lot of style by Chris Columbus who directed the first and has since gone on to the Harry Potter series of films, and has a pretty good screenplay by Beethoven creator John Hughes.

All in all a great film for almost all the family - it may be bigger but try as they might it's no better than the first

My rating 7/10

Followed By Home alone 3 (1997) & Home Alone 4!! (2002)to date- both of which i have yet do see.

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Fun sequel to a fmaily classic

Author: DunnDeeDaGreat from Woodbridge, VA
16 June 2003

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is more of the same from the first film. Culkin respires his role and does a good job at it and the chemistry between Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci is still great. Rob Schinder and Timmy Curry provide good supporting roles in this fun sequel

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