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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Published December 7, 2019

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Film info

  • Title Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Director Chris Columbus
  • Year 1992
  • Run time 2hrs
  • Genres Crime, Family, Adventure, Comedy
  • Tagline He's up past his bedtime in the city that never sleeps

Kevin McCallister (Macauley Culkin) is back! But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground! But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist.

Live blog

TimeComment
3:40Are there no Christmas tress in Florida?
7:00Love the pianist getting knocked over backwards. Bit over-dramatic.
9:07“Last time we went on a trip we had a problem that started just like this.” She’s seen the first movie too!
15:43Couldn’t happen these days but that’s a legit setup.
20:08This Darlene Love song is confusing me because it’s not Baby Please Come Home but sounds just like it.
26:48Ugh, why does Trump ruin so much stuff.
32:11“I’m ten years old, TV’s my life.”
41:09Tim Curry is SO GOOD at being toadying.
49:29Forgot about the turtle dove thing. Adorable.
56:45“Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.”
1:00:06What kids are scared of the park?
1:06:20“Look, I’m sorry I screamed in your face.”
1:07:41This is great, he says, when actually it’s terrifying and basically a re-enactment of The Birds.
1:11:32Incredible life wisdom from a whatever year old boy.
1:13:58“I won’t forget to remember you.”
1:16:33You’d think a kid this clever would be able to find his way round an airport.
1:19:01“Do bundle up, it’s awfully cold outside.” Love that.
1:24:06It’s a polaroid though? It’s not going to help them to have the camera.
1:25:29Not to pick holes but just one brick to the head thrown with that pace from a third floor roof would probably kill. Let alone four.
1:38:17“I’m up here and I’m really scared.”
1:44:33THE BIRDS. That’s an actual nightmare.
1:52:52What kind of hotel suite has stairs inside it?

Thoughts

For a sequel, this movie stands up really well. I think there was some concern in our household about how exactly a kid would get stranded in a completely different state, but actually the circumstances made sense. They wouldn’t happen these days, obviously, and there’s no doubt that the mother really needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror, but as setups go, it worked.

I really liked the bird woman too, and although her story maybe wasn’t quite as moving as the shovel guy of the first one, it was still nice how she befriended Kevin and helped him out when he needed it.

I loved Tim Curry in this, too, he does toadying so well. It’s not all perfect, though. There’s suspension of disbelief and then there’s a guy getting hit in the head by multiple bricks from a third storey roof. But if you can go with it, then it’s worth it.

Rating: 4 / 5

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