History YMMV / HomeAlone

27th Aug '16 10:04:01 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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* EpilepticTrees: Kevin's (unintentional) theft at the pharmacy is never brought up again despite lingering probability that the police might be able to identify and send him to juvenile detention as he continues to roam around town, unsupervised. It's a generally accepted theory among fans that ''Marley'', who most likely understood why Kevin ran away, was the one who paid for his stolen toothbrush, apologized on his behalf, and begged the store lady not to press charges. Given what's later [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold revealed]] about the old man, this isn't far-fetched at all.

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* EpilepticTrees: {{Fanon}}: Kevin's (unintentional) theft at the pharmacy is never brought up again despite lingering probability that the police might be able to identify and send him to juvenile detention as he continues to roam around town, unsupervised. It's a generally accepted theory among fans that ''Marley'', who most likely understood why Kevin ran away, was the one who paid for his stolen toothbrush, apologized on his behalf, and begged the store lady not to press charges. Given what's later [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold revealed]] about the old man, this isn't far-fetched at all.
17th Aug '16 7:20:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: Or, more accurately, they cared about the wrong things. Since ''Home Alone 4'' was meant to lead into a TV series, the focus was on setting that up rather than being a faithful sequel to the first two films. As a result, most of the subplots go nowhere (since the family has to get back together at the end), and Kevin and his siblings had to be cast with very young actors who could be kept for several seasons of the show.
17th Aug '16 7:20:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TooDumbToLive: Kevin in the sequel, who confronts Harry and Marv head-on again, knowing that they are armed and want him dead, instead of staying safe and calling the cops. Of course, if he had done that, the movie would've been a whole lot shorter and more boring.
** Sort of justified in that he was afraid that he would be summarily arrested for credit card fraud. Considering that he is summarily assigned 100% of the blame for two incidents by his parents over the course of two films, with no opportunity to have his side of things heard, how could he have expected the police to act otherwise?
30th Jul '16 9:42:41 PM Pren
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* InferredHolocaust: The ending of the third film reveals that Alex passed his chicken pox to all four of the criminals. The disease can only be caught once in your lifetime and is typically not a big deal as most usually get it in their childhood, but if someone manages to never catch it and is then exposed as an adult, it's a ''very'' serious condition.
15th Jul '16 5:05:43 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* BaseBreaker: Uncle Frank is an EnsembleDarkhorse for some, and TheScrappy for others. On one hand his jerkassery is played for laughs and it makes him memorable despite his limited screentime, but his quips rubs some fans the wrong way.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Uncle Frank is an EnsembleDarkhorse for some, and TheScrappy for others. On one hand his His jerkassery is played for laughs and it makes him memorable despite his limited screentime, but his quips rubs some fans the wrong way.
1st Jul '16 10:40:23 AM Mikeyfan93
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** And on that note, LetsPlay/JonTron made a video about the franchise's tendency to suffer the trope.

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** And on that note, LetsPlay/JonTron WebVideo/JonTron made a video about the franchise's tendency to suffer the trope. trope, although he did admit the games for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis were pretty decent.
23rd Jun '16 6:33:05 PM nombretomado
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** The hotel concierge. Partly for being played by TimCurry and for being the center in many funny scenes, particularly the shower prank.

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** The hotel concierge. Partly for being played by TimCurry Creator/TimCurry and for being the center in many funny scenes, particularly the shower prank.
5th Jun '16 12:21:30 AM Silverblade2
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
** If home invaders encroach upon your property, do be sure to phone the police, but not until they've made it past all your traps that could have bought you enough time for the police to arrive.
** The second movie seems to imply that being a parent makes it okay to [[AesopAmnesia forget the lessons they learn]] as well as to lecture their youngest son about being a pest, expecting them to learn about being respectful, while never even noticing that they themselves are part of the problem. It's no wonder Kevin acted the way he did, in both this movie and in the first one.
*** Also from Part 2: If you're marooned in a strange city, don't go to the police station! Go to an expensive hotel. And if you overhear some crooks planning a robbery, alert the cops by smashing the store window while the robbery is taking place to set off the alarm. To be fair, he had to set off the alarm quickly to stop Harry and Marv from stealing all that charity money, and he did tape an apology note addressed to Mr. Duncan to the rock before throwing it.
5th Jun '16 12:18:46 AM Silverblade2
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* CriticalDissonance:
** Despite being box office successes, the first two films have received mixed reviews from critics.
** Creator/RogerEbert loved ''3'' and said it was "better than the first two'' in his review despite it being the most ContestedSequel in the series..

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* CriticalDissonance:
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CriticalDissonance: Despite being box office successes, the first two films have received mixed reviews from critics.
** Creator/RogerEbert loved ''3'' and said it was "better than the first two'' in his review despite it being the most ContestedSequel in the series..
critics.
3rd Jun '16 6:37:50 PM milliewilliebo
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** If you wanna see two friends play it with one [[AudienceSurrogate newcomer]] and a guy who [[ExperiencedProtagonist got it in his childhood]] can you see LetsPlay/StephenPlays' video on it [[http://youtu.be/Bg4JFlrScyU here]].
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