TEMPLARKNIGHT’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIES
16. The Home Alone trilogy
This is probably gonna get me some grief.
Home Alone is a classic. A kid gets left at home by his family and then has to defend the home from a couple of burglers. Wacky hijinks ensue and then includes just enough heartwarming scenes at the end to make everyone forget that the entire family is just awful.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is also really
manipulative well done. Same kid from the first movie ditches his family and flies off to new york, stays in a ridiculously expensive hotel room, and then thwarts off getting murdered. Again, with some heartwarming scenes.
Home Alone 3 is where I lose everybody.
New kid, New Criminals, New Family.
This time the kid isn’t abandoned by his family, he gets the chicken pox and has to stay home while his family is out of the house attending school and work. He accidentally comes into possession of military technology due to the criminals hiding the chip in a toy car and accidentally getting bags swapped with the kid’s neighbor. The neighbor having no use for a toy car gives it to the kid, because he shoveled her driveway. You know, because he is a good kid. Unlike the psychopath in the other two movies. Oh and this kid also contacts the authorities when he discovers the military tech. This takes longer than it should to result in the authorities arriving, but hey nobody died.
Also, the parrot in this movie is f***ing amazing. Out terrorists a terrorist.
Yes, it is nowhere near as good as the first two, but overall, I still enjoy watching it from time to time, and have probably seen it more times and more recently than the other two.
(What about Home Alone 4 and 5?)
Next Time: When you’re out to steal Christmas though. . .