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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Home Alone 2. Feature film. (1992, 120 mins) IMDB

...sequels never live up to the first--here's an example...

D

umb for the holiday. Dumb for the masses.

A predictable sequel with a great number of slow, boring sequences. The best sequence happens when the little bugger lures the two criminals into a brownstone under renovation. He's set all sorts of traps and the result is pratfalls and sight gags that are amusing. That was the movie for me--one reel. The rest is entirely forgettable and lame.

Consider this scene. The little bugger is in Central Park where he becomes friendly with the pigeon lady. She appears to be an ogre and doesn't talk to anyone. He manages to get her to talk, to open up and explain her heart was broken and she doesn't want to go through that again. We then get to hear him give her life advice which she buys into it without hesitation. Please. How pathetic. How simplistic. How terrible.

If you've seen the first one you don't need to see the second. Not even for children.

Posted 2009/05/14 at 19h56ET in Movie Commentary.

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