History YMMV / HomeAlone

9th Nov '17 7:56:12 AM costanton11
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* MoralEventHorizon:
** Harry and Marv in ''Home Alone 2''. They intend to steal money from a [[UnacceptableTarget kid's charity]] and later try to shoot Kevin when they capture him, as well as the Pigeon Lady when she intervenes.
** Uncle Frank during the fiasco at the Christmas pageant in the second movie. Even if you did find Buzz's behavior funny and can't help but laugh with the majority of the audience, you might stop once you realize that after the poor pianist is hit with a piece of scenery and falls off the stage ''back-first, piano stool and all'', we can see Frank '''[[{{Jerkass}} pointing and laughing at her as well.]]'''

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* MoralEventHorizon:
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MoralEventHorizon: Harry and Marv in ''Home Alone 2''. They intend to steal money from a [[UnacceptableTarget kid's charity]] and later try to shoot Kevin when they capture him, as well as the Pigeon Lady when she intervenes. \n** Uncle Frank during the fiasco at the Christmas pageant in the second movie. Even if you did find Buzz's behavior funny and can't help but laugh with the majority of the audience, you might stop once you realize that after the poor pianist is hit with a piece of scenery and falls off the stage ''back-first, piano stool and all'', we can see Frank '''[[{{Jerkass}} pointing and laughing at her as well.]]'''
4th Nov '17 4:07:27 PM ajbit26
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** Buzz's nonchalant attitude towards Kevin being left home alone. Was it because he actually doesn't care about Kevin's well-being or was it because he [[EntertaininglyWrong honestly believes]] Kevin can take care of himself and nothing dangerous will happen to him?
2nd Nov '17 10:36:55 PM SarcasmKid
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*** On one other side, consider the amount of abuse Harry and Marv go through. They're repeatedly bruised, beaten, stabbed, burned, electrocuted, and thrown down several stories, yet walk away with injuries nowhere ''near'' as severe as they should have received. In fact, when Harry's gold tooth is knocked out, he doesn't even seem to be bleeding. Are Kevin's traps in the sequel overkill, or does he recognize they should ''not'' be able to shrug off such injuries as they do and upped the stakes to try and hold them off? There's also factoring in Kevin's justified outrage in knowing the two were trying to rob money that was specifically collected for the sake of giving sick and needy children a good Christmas.

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*** On one other side, consider the amount of abuse Harry and Marv go through. They're repeatedly bruised, beaten, stabbed, burned, electrocuted, and thrown down several stories, yet walk away with injuries nowhere ''near'' as severe as they should have received. In fact, when Harry's gold tooth is knocked out, he doesn't even seem to be bleeding. Are Kevin's traps in the sequel overkill, or does he recognize they should ''not'' be able to shrug off such injuries as they do and upped the stakes to try and hold them off? There's also factoring in Kevin's justified outrage in knowing the two were trying to rob money that was specifically collected for the sake of giving sick and needy children a good Christmas. Alongside the fact that they already tried to murder him way earlier in the film and long before he'd devised any traps.
2nd Nov '17 10:33:04 PM SarcasmKid
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*** On one other side, consider the amount of abuse Harry and Marv go through. They're repeatedly bruised, beaten, stabbed, burned, electrocuted, and thrown down several stories, yet walk away with injuries nowhere ''near'' as severe as they should have received. In fact, when Harry's gold tooth is knocked out, he doesn't even seem to be bleeding. Are Kevin's traps in the sequel overkill, or does he recognize they should ''not'' be able to shrug off such injuries as they do and upped the stakes to try and hold them off? There's also factoring in Kevin's justified outrage in knowing the two were trying to rob money that was specifically collected for the sake of giving sick and needy children a good Christmas.
24th Oct '17 4:20:52 AM Bartzv
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Inverted. Going by the AlternateCharacterInterpretation above that Kevin is a violent sociopath in the making, the first two films can be viewed as spiritual prequels to ''Film/TheGoodSon''.
15th Oct '17 4:36:18 AM ClintEastwood
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* ContestedSequel: Although every movie after ''2'' can count, ''3'' is easily the most contested- some, like Roger Ebert, consider it the strongest movie, others like The Nostalgia Critic loathe it. Then you have a middle ground, who concede that it's still a good movie and the main actor is pretty good, but not as strong as the Kevin movies.

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* ContestedSequel: Although every movie after ''2'' can count, ''3'' is easily the most contested- some, like Roger Ebert, Creator/RogerEbert, consider it the strongest movie, others like The Nostalgia Critic WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic loathe it. Then you have a middle ground, who concede that it's still a good movie and the main actor is pretty good, but not as strong as the Kevin movies.
8th Oct '17 12:17:51 PM Fangusu
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** Natalie in ''Home Alone 4''. We're supposed to hate her just because she's rich, is dating the dad after he divorced the mom, and doesn't want her Christmas ruined. The only "bad" thing she does is overworking Prescott, which [[OffscreenVillainy we never actually see]].

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** Natalie in from ''Home Alone 4''. We're 4'' is supposed to hate her just be hated because she's rich, she is a rich stepparent who is dating the dad after he Kevin's divorced the mom, father and doesn't does not want her Christmas ruined. The There is nothing inherently bad about the aforementioned traits; the only "bad" thing she does is described as doing is overworking Prescott, which but [[OffscreenVillainy we this behavior is never actually see]].shown to the audience]].
28th Sep '17 12:15:20 AM TheShweeb
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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.
** Actually, if you only have a mild case of it, you ''can'' have chicken pox twice. It's unusual, but it happens, and yes - it is much more serious for an adult.

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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 or twice in your lifetime whole lifetime, and is though it's 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.
** Actually, if you only have a mild case of it, you ''can'' have chicken pox twice. It's unusual, but it happens, and yes - it is much more serious for an adult.
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20th Sep '17 10:25:09 PM LadyNorbert
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* HoYay: Nothing graphic, but you might say that Harry and Marv bicker like an old married couple, and you might also note that (aside from the made for TV sequel, which ignores continuity in many ways, and removes Harry from the story) neither of the thieves mentions having a girlfriend or a wife (Harry wears a wedding ring, but this could be handwaved as his wife being dead or in jail, or as the ring being stolen). This would also explain why Harry puts up with Marv, since he is certainly not the brains of the operation and not much use for brawn either, being defeated by a child. Marv does go "Well, hello!" to the woman who gets her skirt pulled by Kevin in the second movie, and if you wanna count ''Home Alone 4'' at all, he has a wife named Vera that he officially met in prison, but he could be bi.

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* HoYay: Nothing graphic, but you might say that Harry and Marv bicker like an old married couple, and you might also note that (aside from the made for TV sequel, which ignores continuity in many ways, and removes Harry from the story) neither of the thieves mentions having a girlfriend or a wife wife. (Harry wears a wedding ring, but this could be handwaved as his wife being dead or in jail, or as the ring being stolen). stolen.) This would also explain why Harry puts up with Marv, since he is certainly not the brains of the operation and not much use for brawn either, being defeated by a child. Marv does go "Well, hello!" to the woman who gets her skirt pulled by Kevin in the second movie, and if you wanna count ''Home Alone 4'' at all, he has a wife named Vera that he officially met in prison, but he could be bi.



** Actually, if you only have a mild case of it, you ''can'' have chicken pox twice. It's unusual, but it happens, and yes - it is much more serious for an adult.



** The concierge in the second film, meanwhile, is a little overeager to bust Kevin for "credit-card fraud" and is an all-around smarmy jerk but watching him get outsmarted and humilated by Kevin, and later slapped in the face by Kevin's mother, makes him pitiable.
** The thieves in the third movie have valuable excuse to get back the chip. If they fail their boss will have all of 'em killed.

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** The concierge in the second film, meanwhile, is a little overeager to bust Kevin for "credit-card "credit card fraud" and is an all-around smarmy jerk jerk; but watching him get outsmarted and humilated humiliated by Kevin, and later slapped in the face by Kevin's mother, makes him pitiable.
** The thieves in the third movie have valuable a valid excuse to get back the chip. If chip: if they fail fail, their boss will have all of 'em them killed.



*** "Merry Christmas ya filthy animal!"

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*** "Merry Christmas Christmas, ya filthy animal!"



** WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd lampshades these two video games based on the first two films, in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNAF0GGssbM two separate]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyqK8wqwYmc reviews]]. One time in the first NES game review on ''Home Alone'' the Nerd sees that Kevin [=McCallister=] moonwalks, and says, "[[HarsherInHindsight He must have spent way too much time with]] Music/MichaelJackson."

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** WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd lampshades these two video games based on the first two films, in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNAF0GGssbM two separate]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyqK8wqwYmc reviews]]. One time time, in the first NES game review on ''Home Alone'' Alone,'' the Nerd sees that Kevin [=McCallister=] moonwalks, and says, "[[HarsherInHindsight He must have spent way too much time with]] Music/MichaelJackson."



** Alex in the third movie.

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** Alex in the third movie.movie.
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17th Sep '17 2:19:54 PM Gouken20xx
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*** As of this video, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh7-wAy_8ss he's already there]].

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*** As of this video, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh7-wAy_8ss he's already there]]. [[note]]Hilariously, they actually got Creator/MacaulayCulkin to effectively reprise his role.[[/note]]


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** Creator/MacaulayCulkin appeared in Jack Dishel's :DRYVRS web series, effectively playing a much older Kevin, who clearly never heard the whole story about what happened in the first film, and has turned into somewhat of a sociopath... almost mirroring what Creator/JohnHughes wanted to do with Kevin's character in the first place.
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