History Film / HomeAlone

27th Jun '17 8:40:10 PM Malady
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The first sequel, ''Home Alone 2: Lost In New York'', was mainly a rehash of the original, only it was set in New York this time. It's generally considered to be respectful to the first movie and was the third highest grossing film 1992 behind only ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''Film/TheBodyguard''.

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The first sequel, ''Home Alone 2: Lost In New York'', ''Film/HomeAlone2LostInNewYork'', was mainly a rehash of the original, only it was set in New York this time. It's generally considered to be respectful to the first movie and was the third highest grossing film 1992 behind only ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''Film/TheBodyguard''.
21st Jun '17 7:52:49 PM Puterboy1
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** Kevin climbs up his brother Buzz's storage shelves, which collapses under his weight, thereby destroying his brother's room and releasing his pet tarantula, which turns up later at an opportune moment to scare Marv during the climax. He then goes grocery shopping with Buzz's life savings and the movie goes on as planned. At the end of the movie, all seems right until the very end of the movie when after the family has come home, Buzz yells "KEVIN!! WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY ROOM?!"

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** Kevin climbs up his brother Buzz's storage shelves, which collapses under his weight, thereby destroying his brother's room and releasing his pet tarantula, which Axl, who turns up later at an opportune moment to scare Marv (almost to death) during the climax. He then goes grocery shopping with Buzz's life savings and the movie goes on as planned. At the end of the movie, all seems right until the very end of the movie when after the family has come home, Buzz yells "KEVIN!! WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY ROOM?!"



** When Harry gets hit in the face with a paint can, his GoldTooth is knocked out. Kevin's dad later finds it on the floor, and is understandably confused about it.

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** When Harry gets hit in the face with a paint can, his GoldTooth is knocked out. Kevin's dad dad, Peter later finds it on the floor, and is understandably confused about it.



** You just ''knew'' that little tarantula crawling around through the entire movie is going to save Kevin's hide in the end...

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** You just ''knew'' that little tarantula Axl crawling around through the entire movie is going to save Kevin's hide in the end...



** We never find out where the tarantula went after it scared the two crooks, either. Though it looked like he crawled back to Buzz's room.

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** We never find out where Axl the tarantula went after it he scared the two crooks, either. Though it looked like he crawled back to Buzz's room. Fourthately for most arachnophobes, he does not appear in the second film.
16th Jun '17 7:32:50 PM darksoul4242
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* DelusionsOfEloquence: Linnie uses French phrases to sound intelligent, but she comes off as pathetic. Linnie's actual mistake is using the plural form instead of the singular when referring to Kevin. She should have called him "l'incompetent".

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* DelusionsOfEloquence: Linnie uses French phrases to sound intelligent, but she comes off as pathetic. Linnie's actual mistake is using the plural form instead of the singular when referring to Kevin. She should have called him "l'incompetent"."l'incompétent".
15th Jun '17 4:17:26 PM HarryLovesHermione
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** In the first film the police's response to a hysterical mother's report of a child stranded alone for over a day is disinterest and to keep passing Kate on to other (equally uninterested) colleagues. Eventually they grudgingly send an officer round to the [=McCallister=] house, but after knocking on the door a couple of times and getting no answer he decides no one is home and suggests the family re-count their children. In reality, they probably would have actually done something like check inside to see if anyone was there.

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** In the first film the police's response to a hysterical mother's report of a child stranded alone for over a day is disinterest and to keep passing Kate on to other (equally uninterested) colleagues. Eventually they grudgingly send an officer round to the [=McCallister=] house, but after knocking on the door a couple of times and getting no answer he decides no one is home and suggests the family re-count their children. In reality, they probably would have actually done something like check inside to see if anyone was there. Averted in the climax when Kevin calls 911 while fending off the Wet Bandits; multiple squad cars show up minutes later to apprehend them.


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* PlotHole: A big plot mechanic is that the [=McAllister=] phones are down due to a power line accident in the middle of the night, and Kate is told it would take "at least a week" to sort it out. This creates the conflict that the family can't reach Kevin by phone, but Kevin is able to call out to the pizza guy in one scene and the police during the climax. One possible theory is that the phone lines could still work locally but unable to take long-distance calls due to the multiple communication transfers, but is not addressed in the film proper.
14th Jun '17 10:25:45 PM darksoul4242
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** A few more keep Kevin home alone for three days, as there's not a single responsible adult on hand who might be able to help him. While the [=McAllister=]s' entire extended family are in Paris everyone in the neighborhood is either on holiday or doesn't check their answer machine messages (or even look out of the window to notice that Kevin is still around while the rest of his family aren't). In fact the only local resident even sighted is a creepy loner who Kevin thinks is a serial killer. Meanwhile the local police can't help either as they're so incompetent/nonchalant that the officer who visits the [=McAllister=] house to follow up a reported case of a minor left home alone just knocks a couple of times before deciding there's no one home.

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** A few more keep Kevin home alone for three days, as there's not a single responsible adult on hand who might be able to help him. While the [=McAllister=]s' [=McCallister=]s' entire extended family are in Paris everyone in the neighborhood is either on holiday or doesn't check their answer machine messages (or even look out of the window to notice that Kevin is still around while the rest of his family aren't). In fact the only local resident even sighted is a creepy loner who Kevin thinks is a serial killer. Meanwhile the local police can't help either as they're so incompetent/nonchalant that the officer who visits the [=McAllister=] [=McCallister=] house to follow up a reported case of a minor left home alone just knocks a couple of times before deciding there's no one home.



** In the first film the police's response to a hysterical mother's report of a child stranded alone for over a day is disinterest and to keep passing Kate on to other (equally uninterested) colleagues. Eventually they grudgingly send an officer round to the [=McAllister=] house, but after knocking on the door a couple of times and getting no answer he decides no one is home and suggests the family re-count their children. In reality, they probably would have actually done something like check inside to see if anyone was there.

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** In the first film the police's response to a hysterical mother's report of a child stranded alone for over a day is disinterest and to keep passing Kate on to other (equally uninterested) colleagues. Eventually they grudgingly send an officer round to the [=McAllister=] [=McCallister=] house, but after knocking on the door a couple of times and getting no answer he decides no one is home and suggests the family re-count their children. In reality, they probably would have actually done something like check inside to see if anyone was there.



* BavarianFireDrill: Harry poses as a police officer to find out when the [=McAllisters=] will be away and what home security measures they have.

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* BavarianFireDrill: Harry poses as a police officer to find out when the [=McAllisters=] [=McCallisters=] will be away and what home security measures they have.



* DomesticApplianceDisaster: [[DefiedTrope Defied]]. Granted, Kevin is only nine and does not even know how to pack his bags at the very beginning. However he adapt very quickly and avoid all disasters while alone.
** On the other hand, he know how to use the domestic appliance for an harmful effect on the two burglars...

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* DomesticApplianceDisaster: [[DefiedTrope Defied]]. Granted, Kevin is only nine and does not even know how to pack his bags at the very beginning. However he adapt adapts very quickly and avoid avoids all disasters while alone.
** On the other hand, he know knows how to use the domestic appliance for an appliances to harmful effect on the two burglars...



** Subverted with Buzz, who originally is not punished at all for eating Kevin's pizza, but afterward there is… [[BrickJoke KEVIN, WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY ROOM?!]].

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** Subverted with Buzz, who originally is not punished at all for eating Kevin's pizza, but afterward afterwards there is… [[BrickJoke KEVIN, WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY ROOM?!]].



** In a deleted scene, the whole [=McAllister=] family lies awake at night in Paris worrying about Kevin, except Buzz, who sleeps soundly.

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** In a deleted scene, the whole [=McAllister=] [=McCallister=] family lies awake at night in Paris worrying about Kevin, except Buzz, who sleeps soundly.



** Kate has one when, still on the plane to Paris, she suddenly realises they've left Kevin at home.

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** Kate has one when, still on the plane to Paris, she suddenly realises realizes they've left Kevin at home.
14th Jun '17 6:35:58 PM darksoul4242
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** Kevin climbs up his brother Buzz's storage shelves, which collapse under his weight, thereby destroying his brother's room and releasing his pet tarantula, which turns up later at an opportune moment to scare Marv during the climax. He then goes grocery shopping with Buzz's life savings and the movie goes on as planned. At the end of the movie, all seems right until the very end of the movie when after the family has come home, Buzz yells "KEVIN!! WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY ROOM?!"

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** Kevin climbs up his brother Buzz's storage shelves, which collapse collapses under his weight, thereby destroying his brother's room and releasing his pet tarantula, which turns up later at an opportune moment to scare Marv during the climax. He then goes grocery shopping with Buzz's life savings and the movie goes on as planned. At the end of the movie, all seems right until the very end of the movie when after the family has come home, Buzz yells "KEVIN!! WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY ROOM?!"
14th Jun '17 6:21:52 PM darksoul4242
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** It must be a genetic trait in the [=McCallister=] family. Apart from Buzz and Frank who are the most obvious jerks, Kevin can be a bit of a {{Jerkass}} too; and then there are Kevin's other siblings: Linnie calls him [[FrenchJerk "les incompetent"]], while Megan and Jeff call him "completely helpless" and "such a disease," respectively. His younger cousin constantly wets the bed--in the second film, it's implied he does it on purpose, or at least finds it amusing that Kevin might have to share a bed with him for that reason.

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** It must be a genetic trait in the [=McCallister=] family. Apart from Buzz and Frank who are the most obvious jerks, Kevin can be a bit of a {{Jerkass}} too; and then there are Kevin's other siblings: Linnie calls him [[FrenchJerk "les incompetent"]], incompétents"]], while Megan and Jeff call him "completely helpless" and "such a disease," respectively. His younger cousin constantly wets the bed--in the second film, it's implied he does it on purpose, or at least finds it amusing that Kevin might have to share a bed with him for that reason.
14th Jun '17 6:20:55 PM darksoul4242
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* {{Irony}}: While posing a police officer in order to get information on the McCallisters security systems and when they will be leaving, he claims the reason he's asking is because he's checking to make sure that people are taking proper precautions due to the high rate of burglaries around the holidays, when he in fact is a burglar himself intending to rob the house.

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* {{Irony}}: While posing a police officer in order to get information on the McCallisters [=McCallisters=] security systems and when they will be leaving, he claims the reason he's asking is because he's checking to make sure that people are taking proper precautions due to the high rate of burglaries around the holidays, when he in fact is a burglar himself intending to rob the house.
14th Jun '17 6:18:59 PM darksoul4242
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* Irony: While posing a police officer in order to get information on the McCallisters security systems and when they will be leaving, he claims the reason he's asking is because he's checking to make sure that people are taking proper precautions due to the high rate of burglaries around the holidays, when he in fact is a burglar himself intending to rob the house.

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: While posing a police officer in order to get information on the McCallisters security systems and when they will be leaving, he claims the reason he's asking is because he's checking to make sure that people are taking proper precautions due to the high rate of burglaries around the holidays, when he in fact is a burglar himself intending to rob the house.
11th Jun '17 12:44:32 PM Eddy1215
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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Harry and Marv tried to invoke this when they remembered Kevin smacking them in the face with paint cans in the first movie, only for Kevin to up the trick with a large barbell...[GroinAttack when he then dropped on their privates]].
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