Movie Review – ‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Last year, I saw the movie ‘Home Alone’ which was shown at Showcase Cinemas, Nantgarw for a limited re-release. This year, I saw ‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York’ which was again shown at Showcase Cinemas, Nantgarw for a limited re-release. I’m pleased I’ve seen the two movies in a row.

‘Home Alone 2’ is of course the sequel to the first ‘Home Alone’ movie and was shown in 1992 at around Christmas time. I’m not as familiar with the second film as I am with the first and to be honest the first film is better than the second. But at the same time, I found this an entertaining film.

My cinema experience however was different compared to seeing the first film. The screen room wasn’t that well-attended compared to the first movie and the central heating wasn’t working. So it was freezing cold. This also happened with my cinema experience of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ last year.

The second film sees Macaulay Culkin return to the role of Kevin McCallister from the first movie. In this film, Kevin’s family take a holiday trip to Florida but he catches the wrong plane and ends up in New York. At first, Kevin enjoys the pleasures of luxury at the Plaza Hotel before he misses his family.

‘Home Alone 2’ also sees the return of Joe Pesci as Harry and Daniel Stern as Marv, who now attempt to burgle a children’s department store in New York. There’s also the return of Catherine O’Hara as Kate and John Heard as Peter, Kevin’s parents. There are also some special cast members here.

There’s Tim Curry (who I’ve seen in ‘Muppet Treasure Island’) as Mr. Hector, the concierge; Rob Schneider as Cedric, the bellhop and Brenda Fricker as the Pigeon Lady. There’s also a special guest cameo of…Donald Trump? I had no idea that he was an actor as well a hotel owner and a president. 😀

Despite the first film being superior to the second, there were some laugh-out-loud moments I enjoyed from the second movie. This includes many humorous moments with Tim Curry’s character at the Plaza Hotel as well as scenes where Kevin softens up Harry and Marv who steal from a toy store.

‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York’ is very entertaining and a harmless sequel to the first ‘Home Alone’ movie. It’s clearly a rehash of the first film where it uses the same comedy throughout. But I can’t deny having a soft spot for this movie. I especially enjoyed watching it whilst I was growing up.

I’ve still yet to do full DVD reviews of these two ‘Home Alone’ movies. I wonder if I’ll ever do that. 😀

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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