Home Alone 2: Lost in New York


After accidentally flying alone to New York, young Kevin McCallister gets a hotel room and foils his old nemeses’ plans to rob a toy store.

Year: 1992
Certificate: PG
Director: Chris Columbus
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Devin Ratray, Tim Curry, Brenda Fricker, Hillary Wolf, Maureen Elisabeth Shay

Information Page: https://www.newonnetflix.info/info/596983

OM / boy / 10yrs

Why did you want to watch the film/show?
I’ve seen it before and its funny and my dad hadn’t seen it, only the first one.

What was it about? (may contain spoilers)
A boy who gets lost in New York and is attacked by 2 burglars that have escaped jail. He throws bricks on the robbers heads and does lots of tricks on them. Oh, he was in New York because he mistaked someone for his dad and got on the wrong plane.

Did you like it?
Yes because it was hilarious.

Which part did you like the best?
When he was throwing bricks on the burglars beads because it was funny because the guy got knocked out and started talking funny.

Which part did you like the least?
Err, I don’t know. I don’t really have a bit. Oh yeah, when the burglars caught him for a bit.

Would you want to watch it again and why?
I wanna watch it again because it’s really funny and entertaining and its a Christmas film and its nearly Christmas again. I hope I get some Lego Ninjago for Christmas. And a Segway, well not a Segway; you know the ones without a handle?

Parent’s notes:
My notes for this film just say ‘Violet. Funny.’ but I think I might just need to expand on that a bit… The storyline is similar to the first film – Kevin gets left behind somewhere and he has to protect himself while his parents try get back to him. This time he ends up in New York after getting on the wrong plane and uses his Dad’s credit card to rent a room in a very expensive hotel. Then, coincidence of all coincidences, the same bad guys from the first film are also in New York and they happen to bump into Kevin. From here on there are lots of chase scenes, lots of cartoon violence and a disproportionate number of bricks thrown in faces. For a sequel, it’s not actually that bad of a film but if you don’t like cartoon-violence then I’d possibly stay away from this one. My two loved it and were laughing out loud for most of the film. The story is good, even though it’s a bit silly, and it has a nice and happy Christmas ending.

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