History YMMV / HomeAlone

14th Feb '17 12:28:21 PM Madrugada
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* OneSceneWonder: Real estate mogul turned [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents current U.S. President]] UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's cameo in the second film. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And don't even think about it.]]

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* OneSceneWonder: Real estate mogul turned [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents current U.S. President]] UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's cameo in the second film. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And don't even think about it.]]
5th Feb '17 1:10:23 PM creader
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: More so with the first movie. The movie's basic premise about a kid being left home alone with no realistic way to contact their parents may seem strange in an era when cell phones are common enough that even some 8 year olds like Kevin have them now. Ironically, a conversation between Harry and Marv unintentionally dated the film as Kevin flees from the criminals to his treehouse. Marv says "He's going to call the cops" to which Harry responds "From a treehouse?" Thanks to cell phones it is now possible to call the police from a treehouse. (The third film does feature cell phones in the plot, possibly in response to this.)
** Kate does a ''lot'' of things in airports that would not work after the post-9/11 reforms to airport security, like harassing strangers boarding the plane hoping to trade their tickets at the last minute so she can get home. While it ''is'' possible for one to voluntarily give their seat up, that sort of thing now has to be done through the airline, not just by handing over a ticket.
*** In a more subtle example, the American Airlines attendant tells the family's children (who are flying in coach with their parents in first class) to just find whatever seats are empty. Airlines now have assigned seats.
*** Not quite, some airlines like Southwest have open seating.
*** Also, the ticket clerks at American do something you'll never see post-9/11: taking tickets as a group and just letting people through. Nowadays in order to board a plane each ticket must be held by its owner, and individually scanned at the gate. Also, Kevin likely would not have had the same issue he had in the Sequel had he travelled today, as he would have probably had a cell phone and could have whipped up a QR code for his ticket, which would negate the need to worry about his "lost" ticket and would have alerted the ticket person scanning it that he was on the wrong flight.
21st Jan '17 6:26:05 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* OneSceneWonder: Creator/DonaldTrump's cameo in the second film.

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* OneSceneWonder: Creator/DonaldTrump's Real estate mogul turned [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidents current U.S. President]] UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump's cameo in the second film.film. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And don't even think about it.]]
18th Jan '17 10:40:45 AM Mikeyfan93
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*** As of this video, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh7-wAy_8ss he's already there]]!!!
*** And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSmGxRGut6w he's tracked down Marv]]!

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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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*** And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSmGxRGut6w he's tracked down Marv]]!Marv]].
31st Dec '16 3:59:19 PM jameygamer
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* CriticalDissonance: Despite being box office successes, the first two films have received mixed reviews from critics.

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* CriticalDissonance: Despite being box office successes, the first two films have received mixed reviews from critics.critics (the third film, meanwhile, was the only one to get a single Thumb's Up from Chicago-based ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'', with the latter giving that Thumb's Up).
29th Dec '16 6:55:38 PM NumberFortyFour
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: More so with the first movie. The movie's basic premise about a kid being left home alone with no realistic way to contact their parents could only have taken place in era when cell phones were not common. Ironically, a conversation between Harry and Marv unintentionally dated the film as Kevin flees from the criminals to his treehouse. Marv says "He's going to call the cops" to which Harry responds "From a treehouse?" Thanks to cell phones it is now possible to call the police from a treehouse. (The third film does feature cell phones in the plot, possibly in response to this.)

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: More so with the first movie. The movie's basic premise about a kid being left home alone with no realistic way to contact their parents could only have taken place may seem strange in an era when cell phones were not common.are common enough that even some 8 year olds like Kevin have them now. Ironically, a conversation between Harry and Marv unintentionally dated the film as Kevin flees from the criminals to his treehouse. Marv says "He's going to call the cops" to which Harry responds "From a treehouse?" Thanks to cell phones it is now possible to call the police from a treehouse. (The third film does feature cell phones in the plot, possibly in response to this.)
25th Dec '16 9:05:17 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ValuesDissonance: If you're a parent, Kate harassing the airport employees and patrons in the first film (not so much the hotel employees in the second, as they actively antagonized Kevin) is acceptable because she just wants to get home to her son. If you work with the public, she's just short of a CompleteMonster, with or without [[FreudianExcuse a vulnerable kid stuck at home]].

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* ValuesDissonance: If you're a parent, Kate harassing the airport employees and patrons in the first film (not so much the hotel employees in the second, as they actively antagonized Kevin) is acceptable because she just wants to get home to her son. If you work with the public, she's just short of a CompleteMonster, an asshole, with or without [[FreudianExcuse a vulnerable kid stuck at home]].



** Kevin, so much at the beginning of each movie.

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** Kevin, so much at the beginning of each movie.



** Alex in the third movie, so very, very much.

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** Alex in the third movie, so very, very much.movie.
25th Dec '16 4:55:27 AM DrakeClawfang
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** Is Kevin a good kid simply trying to defend his home, or are [[HomeAloneAntics his actions]] a sign that due [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer severe neglect]] from his family, coupled with the trauma of being [[ParentalAbandonment left behind]] (''twice''), he's on the verge of becoming a [[SociopathicHero violent sociopath]]?

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** Is Kevin a good kid simply trying to defend his home, or are [[HomeAloneAntics his actions]] a sign that due [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer severe neglect]] from his family, coupled with the trauma of being [[ParentalAbandonment left behind]] (''twice''), he's on the verge of becoming a [[SociopathicHero violent sociopath]]?sociopath]]? Especially in the second film, when he has ample time to alert the police to what Harry and Marv are up to, Kevin instead leads them through the house full of traps, delighting in their pain, and ''then'' calls the police once it's over.
25th Dec '16 4:53:50 AM DrakeClawfang
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* IdiotPlot: ''Home Alone 2'' demands that Kevin inexplicably stop in the middle of a crowded airport, while running to catch his airplane, to get new batteries in his recorder. It also demands that his parents not check to make sure everyone got on the plane after boarding. Once in New York, Kevin never goes to the police or tries to explain himself to anyone to ask for help with the armed bandits planning to rob a toy store and also kill him if they get the chance.
24th Dec '16 9:04:08 PM Jisu
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* ReplacementScrappy: Alex gets a lot of this. Finn not so much, because his movie came after the CanonDefilement that was the retcon-happy ''4,'' convincing most viewers that cast reboots might be a good thing after all.


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* ValuesDissonance: If you're a parent, Kate harassing the airport employees and patrons in the first film (not so much the hotel employees in the second, as they actively antagonized Kevin) is acceptable because she just wants to get home to her son. If you work with the public, she's just short of a CompleteMonster, with or without [[FreudianExcuse a vulnerable kid stuck at home]].
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