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A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

Five years later, Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.

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Five years later, Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.

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Rated PG for language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Daniel Stern plays The Old Man. He was the narrator on The Wonder Years (1988), which itself was inspired by A Christmas Story (1983). See more »

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Wheelchair-accessible curbs appear in several scenes. See more »

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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: A Christmas Story 2 (2014) See more »

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Well... it could have been worse
8 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

When I saw the Blu-ray for this movie at my local video rental store, my first reaction was, "Whaaaa?!?!?" I mean, they had years earlier tried another sequel to the classic "A Christmas Story", which was titled "It Runs In The Family" (a.k.a. "My Summer Story") And that movie was pretty bad despite bringing back the original director and writers. And looking at the credit list for "A Christmas Story 2", it was clear NO ONE from the original movie was returning! My hopes weren't that high, but my curiosity won out and I rented the movie and brought it home.

To be fair, this sequel does try to a degree to be different, moving up several years and having the main character of Ralphie to now being a teenager - which does bring up some new situations for him that couldn't have been done in the original movie. And there are some comic and/or tender moments here and there that did make me smile a little, moments that at times do come close to capturing the warm and hilarious feeling that came from the original movie.

However, for the most part the movie is a disappointment. Most of the gags aren't that funny, not just for the fact that many of them are simply recycled from the original movie. The main problem is that despite everyone involved in this sequel (in front of and behind the camera) is working VERY hard, the movie always seems to feel like a low rent imitation instead of the real thing.

Still, as I indicated in my summary line above, the movie could have been worse than it presently is. But I do hope they won't make "A Christmas Story 3".


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