Do I want to say Christmas classic? I don’t know about that, but I felt it had all the stuff that makes for a heartwarming Christmas tale.
Its not going to beat the original, but it makes up for Home Alone 3, right? I did love the connection this movie does make to the original. Those were some cool moments.
Funny thing is, I don’t necessarily see this new kid Max as being less hostile to his robbers Pam and Jeff. I was expecting the violence to be toned down because of the complaints Home Alone got for how Kevin went at it on the Wet Bandits, a duo of thieves trying to rob Kevin’s house and seemed willing to kill him to do it, mind you. At least Pam and Jeff had a very justifiable and very Christmas perfect reason to need to break into Max’s house. It feels like they tried to tone down the punishment, but I don’t see how you can make this kind of movie without someone getting hurt bad, which is done on a less cartoonish effect but still…
Well at best this was a decent Christmas movie that came way too early proving how we are totally trying to wipe out Thanksgiving.