History YMMV / HomeAlone

26th Nov '16 11:37:51 AM Retloclive
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* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: A major criticism of the second movie is that it's too much like the first Home Alone apart from the setting switching to New York rather than being secluded to a house.
9th Nov '16 2:10:45 PM nombretomado
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** Gus Polinski. Even people who don't like the film enjoy JohnCandy's performance.

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** Gus Polinski. Even people who don't like the film enjoy JohnCandy's Creator/JohnCandy's performance.
21st Oct '16 6:47:17 AM Chris116
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* HilariousInHindsight: In the first movie, the family remarks on their tab for the pizza they ordered: ten pizzas, twelve bucks each... ironically in this day and age (taking price hikes and inflation into consideration), twelve bucks is essentially what you pay now for a delivery pizza (depending on the chain).
** Donald Trump's cameo has sparked a {{meme|ticMutation}} where it's noted that giving a lost child wrong directions makes him unsuitable to be president.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In the first movie, the family remarks on their tab for the pizza they ordered: ten pizzas, twelve bucks each... ironically in this day and age (taking price hikes and inflation into consideration), twelve bucks is essentially what you pay now for a delivery pizza (depending on the chain).
** Donald Trump's cameo has sparked a {{meme|ticMutation}} where it's noted that giving a lost child wrong directions and not telling anybody about said lost child makes him unsuitable to be president.
30th Sep '16 9:23:56 AM Lady_Shaman
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** The first film is so popular in Poland that watching it has become a cultural tradition during Christmas. This is largely because due to it being one of the first Western films shown in the country and it being released at around the same time that Lech Walesa was elected President, the Polish population has come to associate it with the fall of Communist rule.

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** The first film is so popular in Poland that watching it has become a cultural tradition during Christmas. This is largely because due to it being one of the first Western films shown in the country and it being released at around the same time that Lech Walesa was elected President, the Polish population has come to associate it with the fall of Communist the Soviet rule.
24th Sep '16 10:33:47 AM Angeldeb82
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* AwesomeMusic: For the first two movies, two words - JohnWilliams. Especially the ''Nutcracker Suite''-type music for the family racing to the airport and the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA cue for Kevin laying the traps]].

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: For the first two movies, two words - JohnWilliams.Creator/JohnWilliams. Especially the ''Nutcracker Suite''-type music for the family racing to the airport and the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA cue for Kevin laying the traps]].



** Johnny from ''[[ShowWithinAShow Angels With Filthy Souls]]'', purely due to his AxeCrazy nature and his penchant for {{Bond One Liner}}s.

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** Johnny from ''[[ShowWithinAShow Angels With Filthy Souls]]'', purely due to his AxeCrazy AxCrazy nature and his penchant for {{Bond One Liner}}s.



** Donald Trump's cameo has sparked a [[MemeticMutation meme]] where it's noted that giving a lost child wrong directions makes him unsuitable to be president.

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** Donald Trump's cameo has sparked a [[MemeticMutation meme]] {{meme|ticMutation}} where it's noted that giving a lost child wrong directions makes him unsuitable to be president.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[BigBrotherBully Buzz]] at the end of the second film, considering that he was the one to acknowledge the fact that it was because of Kevin that the [=McCallister=] family is able to have a hotel room full of wonderful Christmas presents and insists that Kevin opens the first one.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[BigBrotherBully Buzz]] {{B|igBrotherBully}}uzz at the end of the second film, considering that he was the one to acknowledge the fact that it was because of Kevin that the [=McCallister=] family is able to have a hotel room full of wonderful Christmas presents and insists that Kevin opens the first one.



** In ''Home Alone 3''. Ah... so that's what Creator/{{Scarlett Johansson}} looked like when she was in her teens...

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** In ''Home Alone 3''. Ah... so that's what Creator/{{Scarlett Johansson}} Creator/ScarlettJohansson looked like when she was in her teens...



** One of Kevin's older brothers is [[Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete Big Pete Wrigley.]]

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** One of Kevin's older brothers is [[Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete Big Pete Wrigley.]]Wrigley]].



* SoOKItsAverage: The third and fifth movies.
* SpiritualLicensee: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19710_6-movies-inadvertently-remade-as-other-movies.html If this Cracked.com article is any indication]], it's basically a kid-friendly ''Film/DieHard''.

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* SoOKItsAverage: SoOkayItsAverage: The third and fifth movies.
* SpiritualLicensee: SpiritualAdaptation: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19710_6-movies-inadvertently-remade-as-other-movies.html If this Cracked.com article is any indication]], it's basically a kid-friendly ''Film/DieHard''.



* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: While it still wasn't on the same level as the first two films, the fifth movie is a noticable improvement over the fourth, actually feeling like a ''Home Alone'' film.

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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: While it still wasn't on the same level as the first two films, the fifth movie is a noticable noticeable improvement over the fourth, actually feeling like a ''Home Alone'' film.
17th Sep '16 10:03:32 AM Whipsmart
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* OneSceneWonder: Donald Trump's cameo in the second film.

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* OneSceneWonder: Donald Trump's Creator/DonaldTrump's cameo in the second film.


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** One of Kevin's older brothers is [[Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete Big Pete Wrigley.]]
2nd Sep '16 10:58:00 AM Phoenixion
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** '''''Keep the change, ya' filthy animal!'''''

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** Many lines from short scenes of fictional movies, ''Angels with Filthy Souls'' and ''Angels with even Filthier Souls'':
*** "Leave it on the doorstep and get the hell outta here!"
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'''''Keep the change, ya' filthy animal!''''' animal!'''''
*** "Merry Christmas ya filthy animal!"
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?
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