FBMR - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Film-Buff Movie Reviews


I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh, not another silly movie with that Macaulay Culkin kid.” But it really wasn’t as bad as all that. It was actually quite funny and enjoyable. Sure there’s the same kind of sappy smaltz as the first one, but there’s also a lot of physical comedy. And when in doubt, physical comedy usually appeals to everyone.

It’s Christmas again at the McCallister house, this time they’re all heading to Florida. Joking about not leaving Kevin behind again, they wake up late and in the rush at the airport, Kevin follows the wrong person and boards a plane bound for New York City. The bandits Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) have broken out of prison and are in New York as well.

There are a number of funny laughs throughout, especially at the hotel, and not only between Kevin and the bandits. When Kevin discovers Harry and Marv’s plan to rob a toy store on Christmas Eve he sets out to catch them with a series of traps, very similar to those he did in the first film. By the end of all these cartoonishly violent stunts, these bandits should be dead ten fold, but instead are banged and bruised and blackened after being in fires and explosions, much like Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the Roadrunner.

Simply brain candy and should be taken in as nothing more.