Having used a 'Kevin clone' in Home Alone 3, this belated fourth instalment returns to having Kevin as the central focus, this time played by another actor. They also bring back the vast majority of his family, and Marv too, again all played by different actors.
It sets the tone for the whole film really. It's Home Alone by numbers, with all the ingredients being there, but it not quite having the magic of the original, probably because we've seen it all done so much better before.
The replacements aren't bad, they're game for all the slapstick antics that they're given, but tis is a pale imitation for the original.
At least it's got its tongue firmly in cheek though, with a few little jokes about the ridiculousness of the situation, Kevin's age changing, and the best one from the Mum "how many times can I lose this kid".
Decent enough, but watch the original.
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