Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!
From Chris Columbus, the director of classics such as the first “Home Alone” (1990), the first and second “Harry Potter” films (2001-2002), and others, comes this 90s comedy…
Cedrick the Bellman: “Do you know how the TV works?”
Kevin McCallister: “I’m 10 years old. TV is my life.”
“Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” released on this day November 20th 1992, making the film 25 years old as of today.
Following after the events of the first film, it has been a year since Kevin McCallister (Golden Globe nominee Macaulay Culkin) was home alone for the Christmas holidays and defeated the Wet Bandits (Daniel Stern and Oscar winner Joe Pesci). This time, the young protagonist has flown to New York by accident and is having his own misadventures, while the villains, now known as the Sticky Bandits, are also in the Big Apple.
Fun fact; Macaulay Culkin was given a salary of $4,500,000 to star in the film, the biggest ever to a twelve-year-old child actor.
Some of the film’s highlights include the entertaining performances by the lead actors as well as the supporting cast that also features Oscar winner Brenda Fricker, Primetime Emmy winner Catherine O’Hara, Primetime Emmy nominees John Heard, Rob Schneider and Tim Curry, and Golden Globe nominee Kieran Culkin, and the slapstick humor (which, according to some viewers, may have its moments or not).
On a fun note, I bought the DVD of this back in December 2008, and still have it to this day as a created Christmas film tradition.
If you are looking for a comedy and can tolerate the slapstick humor such as this one, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.