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The biggest sin a sequel can commit, asides just being bad, is being a complete retread of the first. Home Alone 2 occupies a strange place in sequel history. Objectively, it is beat for beat the same as the first but with a change in local. Yet strangely, it has a certain charm to it that prevents me from being too hard on it. I can't tell you if it is the performances, the flavor of change in location, or what but it still holds a very special place in my heart. Objectively it makes no sense, but film is art, and art is often of ever objective. Make what you will of that.
Quite fun and joyful, one of the best movies to watch during the holiday season. Culkin's charm is undeniable. If you remove the iconic and quite interesting moments from the movie, with all the traps and stuff, nothing important stays in the core as a message. Still its charm is undeniable while it's pretty close to the first movie.
I actually cannot believe the attacks on this film on here. Those that are criticising this film are totally missing the point or choosing to ignore it perhaps. The film is slapstick, it is dumbed down and may not register at all on the intellectual plains around which the minds of the overly analytical experts on here seem to gravitate but it's purely escapism,. It's unrealistic and silly but it's also amusing and, at times, heartwarming. It's right in tune with the time of year at which it has been set. Personally, it's a must-see event every Xmas. I think only a joyless, miserable and soulless cynic could pour scorn on this movie. Maybe that's harsh on the opinion of others but if people watch it and take it in the spirit it is intended rather than trying to over intellectualize it, I fail to see his it cannot be enjoyed to at least some degree.
This is one of those very strange films that somehow manages to be even more entertaining than its predecessor, and yet is nothing more than an exact copy of said predecessor. I honestly don't know what it is, but for some reason this movie comes off as being less memorable, yet more of a delight to watch.
Unlike many people I find Home Alone 2 to be a great movie. Yes it is a retread of the first one, but it helps by changing the location to one of the biggest cities in the world, which factors the outcome. Macaulay Culkin, Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci are still funny in the film. The comedy is still great and the cinematography is better than the first. Just a great looking film. It also has heartfelt moments like the original. The standout is definitely Tim Curry. And today it is kind of odd to see Donald Trump's cameo.