November 1992 Ι 2h Ι Chris Columbus
It’s vacation time and this time Kevin gets on the wrong flight and is heading to New York for christmas. In New York, Kevin bumps into two familiar faces and is once again at full speed with setting up traps. It’s now his mission to stop the two thief’s from robbing a toy store.
Now you may ask why I do a Home Alone 2: Lost in New York review instead of the first Home Alone. Well I just like the prequel more (and that is a sentence you don’t hear often). It might be that I like the environment more because the two movies have basically the same plot. New York during christmas just looks so magical! I do also think the whole story is a little more eventful. It’s a great family movie and it will make you laugh.
Every time I watch this movie all I can think about is: How is it possible to even forget you child, twice? I wouldn’t want to be that parent. So the story might be a bit unrealistic and there are some “forced” humor that looks rather ridiculous than funny. You know when you can see how fake it is, that’s when it isn’t funny anymore. I do however like the whole idea of one kid setting up traps, it’s a nice story. The movie gives a christmas feeling, it makes you want to go to New York and it has funny parts. I would definitely say that it’s worth watching!