Christmas Film Countdown – 12

Sorry that this one is later than usual.

Anyway, I just have to get this off my chest, so please be prepared for a bit of a rant.

This is how my day went basically, I cannot believe how awful Virgin trains are. Sounds weird right? I mean those trains are suppose to be the best in Britain. Yet how is it that the two times I decided to treat myseld this week to a faster train, my reservations have been cancelled?

Twice in less than a week?

It makes no sense.

So although the train journey that I took to London was shorter (only by like thirty minutes mind you). I think I’ll just stick with London Midlands – it’s cheaper and I’ve so far always had a pleasant trip (including a seat).

So there you have it guys, my complaining is over (I always need to rant if I’m annoyed, so sorry if you didnt want to read my rant – although mind you, you could have just skipped to the actual review so I guess it’s your fault really).

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Title: Home Alone 2

Age: PG

Released: 11th December 1992images.jpeg

Director: Chris Columbus

Genre: Comedy, Family

Rating: **** (4/5)

About: After snarky youth Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) loses track of his father at the airport, he mistakenly gets on a plane headed for New York City — while the rest of the McCallisters fly to Florida. Now alone in the Big Apple, Kevin cons his way into a room at the Plaza Hotel and begins his usual antics. But when Kevin discovers that the Sticky Bandits (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) are on the loose, he struggles to stop them from robbing an elderly man’s toy store just before Christmas.

Review: So I really loved the first Home Alone  film and I have to say, I still enjoyed this one. Admittedly, I didn’t think it was as good – mainly because I just kept thinking of how awful the parents were to forget their child a second time? Surely the first time would be enough to make them learn their lesson?

Anyway, thats by the by.

I think that people will really love this film if they loved (or even just liked) the first film. Besides being a slightly different story, it feels exactly the same.

The humour is there, the cute Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) who really is a genius of a child, plus more.

To be honest though, and if you don’t agree with me on this then just be quiet, the only thing I didn’t like is the involvement of Donald Trump in this film (because Y
ES he does appear), at least though he showed Kevin the way in that brief scene. But still, he was not needed.

Anyway. . . this film is enjoyable, and yet extremely violent in a childlike way. I think if it weren’t the fact that this was the Home Alone franchise, it just wouldn’t work, but in a weird way it does. It’s almost like the film is trying to act like it is cartoon with some of the ‘violent’ scenes.  (And when I say violent, I do mean in a very kid-friendly way).

In some ways I kind of prefered this to the first film – there was just more to it (and not because it was based in New York).

This film is definitely worth a watch.

 

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