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It is the second film in the Home Alone series and the sequel to the La Vie En Communauté - I:Cube - 3 Home Alone. In the film, taking place one year after the events of Home AloneKevin and his family decide to take a trip to Floridabut Kevin accidentally boards the wrong plane and instead ends up in New York City.
He tries to make do with what he has, such as using his father's credit card to stay at the Plaza Hotelbut is soon confronted by the recently—escaped Wet Bandits. Using his 2nd Movement Allegro - Frank Zappa - Francesco Zappa to survive and befriending unlikely locals, Kevin must outrun and out-prank his old enemies again, while his family tries desperately to find him.
It received mixed to negative reviews from critics, who found it to be overly similar to its predecessor. A sequel featuring a new cast of characters, Home Alone 3followed five years later in The McCallister family once again prepares for their annual Christmas vacation, this time in Miamigathering at Peter and Kate's Chicago home.
Peter and Kate's youngest son, Kevin, sees Florida as contradictory to Christmas, due to its tropical climate and lack of Christmas trees. Later, at a school pageant, Buzz humiliates Kevin during his solo, causing Kevin to retaliate, ruining Haunted Brownstone - John Williams - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York performance and injuring the piano player.
Buzz feigns an apology to gain the approval of the family, but Kevin berates his family for being deceived by Buzz's lies before storming to the attic, wishing to have his own vacation alone. Earlier that night, Peter had accidentally unplugged the alarm clock, and this causes the family to oversleep again.
Despite the setbacks, the entire family Haunted Brownstone - John Williams - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York their way to the airport, including Kevin. However, Kevin stops in the middle of the airport to replace the batteries in his Talkboy with new ones from Peter's bag.
Losing sight of his family, Kevin inadvertently boards a flight to New York City after mistakenly following a man who is similarly dressed like Peter.
Upon arrival in New York, Kevin decides to tour Haunted Brownstone - John Williams - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York city, using his father's credit card to pay for everything.
At Central ParkKevin sees a homeless woman tending pigeons, which frightens him. He runs to the Plaza Hotel and asks Donald Trump for directions to the lobby, where Kevin uses the credit card to check in as well as his Talkboy to deceive the woman on the receiving end of the hotel reservation phone line. Kevin Haunted Brownstone - John Williams - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York a toy store where he meets its philanthropic owner, Mr.
Kevin learns that the proceeds from the store's Christmas sales will be donated to a children's hospital, and provides a donation. As a token of appreciation, Mr. Duncan offers Kevin a pair of ceramic turtledoves as a gift, instructing him to give one to another person as a gesture of eternal friendship. Meanwhile, Harry and Marv, have traveled to New York as well, having escaped from prison during a riot.
After encountering Harry and Marv outside the store, Lang Vinter - Herodes Falsk - Falskboy runs away, and returns to the Plaza.
The hotel's conciergeMr. Hector, confronts Kevin about the credit card, which has been reported stolen. Kevin flees the hotel, but is ambushed by Harry and Marv, who brag about their plans to kill him and break into the toy store at midnight; having recorded their gloating on his Talkboy, Haunted Brownstone - John Williams - Home Alone 2: Lost In New York escapes to Central Park.
After landing at the airport, the rest of the family discovers that Kevin is missing while receiving their bags. Having tracked the whereabouts of the credit card, they fly to New York. Meanwhile, Kevin goes to his uncle Rob's townhouse, only to find the house vacant and undergoing renovations while Rob and his family are in Paris. In Central Park, he again encounters and befriends the pigeon lady.
They go to Carnegie Hallwhere the pigeon lady explains how her life collapsed when her husband left her. Kevin encourages her to trust people again, and promises to be her friend. After considering the pigeon lady's advice that he perform a good deed to make up for his misdeeds, he decides to prevent Harry and Marv from robbing the toy store.
Having rigged the townhouse with booby traps, Kevin arrives at the toy store during Harry and Marv's robbery, takes a picture of them, and breaks a window with a brick, triggering the store's alarm. He then lures them to the townhouse, where they spring the traps and suffer various injuries.
While the duo chases for Kevin outside of the townhouse, he calls the police, and lures them into Central Park, where they capture him. Before they can shoot him as revenge, the pigeon lady intervenes and incapacitates them with birdseed and pigeons. Kevin then sets off fireworks to signal the police, who arrive to arrest Harry and Marv, finding Kevin's photos and tape recording. At the toy store, Mr. Duncan finds a note attached to Kevin's brick, explaining the robbery.
Remembering his fondness for Christmas trees, Kate finds Kevin making a wish at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Treeand they reconcile. On Christmas Day, a truckload of gifts arrive at the McCallisters' hotel room from the toy store as a reward for Kevin foiling the robbery. Kevin reconciles with the rest of his family, and goes to Central Park to give the pigeon lady the second turtledove, cementing their friendship. A separate hand-held game was released by Tiger Electronics.
Numerous board games were also released, some based around play cards, while another was a close emulation of the classic Mouse Trap. The Talkboy cassette recorder was produced as a tie-in for the movie by Tiger Electronics based on specifications provided by John Hughes and the movie studio, and sold particularly well after the film was released on home video. It was later released on DVD on October 5, as a basic package, with no special features other than theatrical trailers for the film and its predecessor and successor.
The film was released on Blu-ray in with no special features, and was released alongside Home Alone in a collection pack the following year. The film was reissued again on DVD and Blu-ray in andwhich included special features. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film two out of four stars and stated that " cartoon violence is only funny in cartoons. Most of the live-action attempts to duplicate animation have failed, because when flesh-and-blood figures hit the pavement, we can almost hear the bones crunch, and it isn't funny.
The result, with some exceptions, plays like Nada Fue En Vano - No Te Va Gustar - El Calor Del Pleno Invierno over-elaborate parody of the first film, reminding us why we enjoyed it without being able to duplicate its appeal. The pleasures here are entirely cruel, with an unhealthy concentration on the suffering of the victims, on the thudding impact of various objects against their heads, on their howls of agony.
Janet Maslin for The New York Times acknowledged that " Home Alone 2 We Like Mambo - Eddie Bo - In The Pocket With Eddie Bo be lazily conceived, but it is staged with a sense of occasion and a lot of holiday cheer.
The return of Mr. Culkin in this role is irresistible, even if this utterly natural comic actor has been given little new to do. Pesci and Mr. Stern bring great gusto to their characters' stupidity, to the point where they are far funnier just walking and talking than they are being hurt.
But no, it is not Guaguanco Lel Tipico - Septeto Habanero - El Son Lo Mas Sublime drag, and it is not a rip-off.
Look on it as a twice-told fairy tale. And they are presented with an energy and a conviction that sequels usually lack. Home Alone 2 Chained - Cell - Living Room a brief scene where Kevin McCallister runs into then-Plaza Hotel owner Donald Trumpwho gives him directions to the main lobby. John Williams returned from the first installment to score Home Alone 2.
While the film featured the first film's theme song "Somewhere in My Memory", it also contained its own theme entitled "Christmas Star". Two soundtrack albums of the film were released on November 20,with one featuring Williams' score and the other featuring contemporary Christmas songs featured in the film. Ten years later, a 2-disc Deluxe Edition of the film score soundtrack was released.
While the soundtrack is mostly a repeat of the first film's material,  there are a few new prominent themes such as "Christmas Star" and "Plaza Hotel and Duncan's Toy Store".
Ultimately, the soundtrack fell out of print. The album eventually was discontinued and later re-released as Home Alone Christmas in by Sony BMG with an alternative track listing.
Both versions feature tracks of John Williams' score, though the tracks are of different songs between the original album and its re-release.
The soundtrack contains John Williams' cues found on the previous releases as well as additional compositions that were left out from the final film. This release is also known for resolving a mastering error that caused the music to be inaccurately pitched. Home Alone 2 was novelized by Todd Strasser and published by Scholastic in to coincide with the film. The "point" version, which have the same storyline, was also novelized by A. It has an ISBN of An audiobook version was also released read by Tim Curry who played the concierge in the film.
The novel also takes place one year after the events of the first film, but the ages of Kevin and his siblings are given as being two years older than the first film. In the beginning of the novelization, a prologue, which ends up being Marv's nightmare in prison, he and Harry sneak away from the cops and return to Kevin's house to seek revenge on Kevin.
Kevin bolts into the garage with Marv and Harry in hot pursuit. Harry and Marv end up triggering extra traps that Kevin had set up in the garage. Kevin watches as Marv ends up triggering a trap where a running lawnmower falls on his head this was a trap featured in Home Alone 3.
A second sequel, Home Alone 3with a new cast followed in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the video game based on this film, see Home Alone 2 video game. Theatrical release poster. Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallistera rambunctious child with Buildings Collapse - Extortion / Cold World - Extortion / Cold World penchant for creating harmful inventions, and the main protagonist.
Joe Pesci as Harry Lyme, a short, hot-tempered thief, and one of the two main antagonists. Daniel Stern as Marv Merchants, a tall, dim-witted thief, and one of the two main antagonists. Tim Curry as Mr. Hector, the concierge at the Plaza Hotel who is suspicious of Kevin. She was previously portrayed by Angela Goethals in the first film.
Michael C. Maronna as Jeff McCallister, Kevin's older brother. Eddie Bracken as Mr. Duncan, the proprietor of Duncan's Toy Chest. Rob Schneider as Cedric, the bellhop at the Plaza Hotel. James Cole as a security guard at the Plaza Hotel. Ally Sheedy as New York ticket agent.
Chris Columbus as Duncan's Toy Chest patron uncredited.
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