Thursday, 20 December 2012

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Review










Home Alone 2: Lost in New York


Release Date: 10th December 1992 - Australia


Production Companies
20th Century Fox (presents)
Hughes Entertainment

Distribution
20th Century Fox Australia


Genre: Family/Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 120 minutes


Budget: $20,000,000

Box Office Gross: $359,994,850
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
The McCallister family go on a
holiday to Florida. Kevin gets
separated from his family and
manages to get himself onto
a plane from New York instead.
There, he checks into the best
hotel with his father's credit
card and sets out to enjoy
himself. Unfortunately, the
burglars he foiled before
are in New York after being
released from jail.


Cast

McCallister Family
Macaulay Culkin - Kevin McCallister
Catherine O'Hara - Kate McCallister
John Heard - Peter McCallister
Devin Ratray - Buzz McCallister
Hilary Wolf - Megan McCallister
Maureen Elisabeth Shay - Linnie McCallister
Michael C. Maronna - Jeff McCallister
Gerry Bamman - Frank McCallister
Terrie Snell - Leslie McCallister
Jedidiah Cohen - Rod McCallister
Senta Moses - Tracy McCallister
Daiana Campeanu - Sondra
McCallister
Kieran Culkin - Fuller
McCallister
Anna Slotky - Brooke McCallister
Kristin Minter - Heather
McCallister

Others
Joe Pesci - Harry Lyme
Daniel Stern - Marvin "Marv" Munchens
Tim Curry - Mr. Hector
Brenda Fricker - Pigeon Lady
Catherine O'Hara - Kate McCallister
Rob Schneider - Cedric
Dana Ivey - Hester Stone
Donald Trump - Plaza Hotel Owner (Cameo)


Crew
Director - Chris Columbus
Based on Characters/Writer/
Producer - John Hughes
Unit Production Manager/Executive Producer - 
Duncan Henderson
Executive Producers - Mark Radcliffe 
& Richard Vane
Production Designer - Sandy Veneziano
Costume Designer - Jay Hurley
Cinematography - Julio Macat
Film Editor - Raja Gosnell
Music - John Williams


Review
More slapstick humour and fun than its predecessor (click here), HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK has better tricks by Kevin as well as more booby traps for the Wet Bandits. Most of the actors have returned for this sequel including Culkin, Pesci and Stern. I know that the plot is recycled from the first film, I quite liked the three things that reside in this second flick they are Tim Curry's performance as the hotel manager, a small role by Rob Schneider and the funniest scene where the two Wet Bandits fall into a trap of getting knocked out by a huge pipe or should I say a pipe fell down on them both.

Unlike many other HOME ALONE movies, this one gets the definition of being more watchable and it proves to be a worthy follow-up to the original that the audience might be interested.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever




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