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I wish there could be a board of people who can take movies like this pathetic one and burn the original copy because it was LAME. I could remember watching this when it first came out when I was like 12 and I wanted to just scream at the screen so badly because it was that bad. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless they want to watch a movie on forward.. John Hughes needs to hang up his writing career and just collect his bankroll on his other pathetic fairy tale Teen Angst movies... This one must have been in the trashcan and pulled it out to win back his audience.. Didn't work.. AVOID IT CALL COSTS!
This live-action cartoon is truly a waste of celluloid. Putting an infant in harm's way is hardly a laugh riot, and I'm frankly surprised at the number of posters who found this film so wonderful. Furthermore, the acting is terrible, the direction is oh-so-John-Hughes-it's-as-predictable-as-an-episode-of-Gilligan's-Island, and I would prefer my child watch just about anything else. How this qualifies as a "family film," I'm uncertain. The makers of this film must harbor a hatred of children. I spent most of the 97 minutes with a mental image of an endangered infant....not popcorn material.
A typically silly screenplay by John Hughes sinks this dud pretty fast. A baby is to be photographed for a newspaper, but three crooks (Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano and Brian Haley) kidnap the baby after disguising themselves as reporters. They want to hold the infant for ransom, but naturally the child is much smarter than they are as he continues to slip and slide out of their slippery hands. Basically "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" all over again. The only real differences are that the child hero is much younger and there are three dim-witted crooks instead of two. By-the-numbers. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Well, because I love trashing bad movies, preferably bad movies that
appealed to the majority.
This one didn't, at least I think so. Correction, hope so. Because if
(children excluded) even liked this movie(be it a single thing thing, one
"joke", anything) than I truly, truly feel for them. Because you have to
a moron to like it.
It's insulting to people with a brain, not to mention good taste. Every
kills me to say this) joke, has been seen before and it was definitely
funnier then. John Hughes apparently decided to recycle his
This movie is so bad, you'll begin to appreciate the romantic story in
"Pearl Harbor" and love the comic relief in "Street Fighter".
Was there any? I forgot, but it was definitely better than this. I made myself laugh because the pain was excruciating and because everyone else did. That's right, I saw this one in the cinema; God have mercy one my soul, but in my defence I can say that it was part of the school program (I swear) and I was 11 at the time so I couldn't exactly have a say. And besides, I didn't know the school program included new ways of torture, which, by the way, it successfully continued throughout my learning days ("Flipper", "Getting even with dad"; you get the idea). But enough about that, let's trash the movie some more. To enjoy it you have to be blind and/or deaf, but preferably deaf, since the script (did I say that?) is so awful I can't find the words to describe it. I guess you have to see it to believe it. But a word of caution: FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, DON'T!!!! I can't emphasize this enough, just resist, trust me, trust anyone who's seen it, we know what we are talking about and are just trying to help. Because it ain't pretty!
RESIST, RESIST, RESIST, RESIST, RESIST, RESIST, RESIST, RESIST, RESIST!
But if I didn't convince you, if you're just dying to take a peak at it let me at least give you a piece of advice. SPOILER: Closely watch the opening credits, because that way you'll know exactly what happens in the movie (that's right, the entire movie is shown at the very beginning; in drawing, but no matter( if I had known this beforehand I probably would have left the cinema after 10 minutes, because those 10 minutes were all that I could stand)) so you'll be able to press that STOP button on your VCR before any serious damage is done.
Because if you won't; may God have mercy on YOUR soul.
This movie is a rip-off of all of the Home Alone movies. It feels more
a prequel of those movies. It's the same, bad guys getting hurt. Wow....
funny is that. Nothing, it's gets really old after awhile. If you want to
see people getting hurt, watch America's funniest Home Videos
I give this movie 1 out of 10
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