Disappointing sequel to the original that while retains some laughs, just comes off as a blatant money grab. Culkin continues his solid work as Kevin, though this time he comes off more as a jerk than a bewildered kid, as he knows what happens to his family and decides to stay in New York anyway. Thankfully, Pesci & Stern are back in fine form, delivering most of the films laughs as in the first one. There are some nice new additions as well, particularly Tim Curry as the smarmy hotel worker. Behind the camera, Chris Columbus repeats most of the gags of the original, though he does acknowledge the first film numerous times (Kevin's family jokes it's a Christmas tradition to lose him, while the burglars are sensitive that Kevin is great at laying traps). However, it still feels like a retread, and for some reason, is nearly 30 minutes longer than the original, which drags it down. Thankfully, the third act, while not as funny as the first film's, still brings plenty of laughs as Pesci & Stern repeat their superb physical comedy. Plus, John Williams delivers another great score. Overall, not worth owning by itself, but if cheaply packaged with the first film, not a bad viewing.