Thursday, December 22, 2011

Things I Learned From Movie X: Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

I've been meaning to launch myself back into writing the Things I Learned From Movie X columns for the last few weeks, but with my new job and having to prepare for Christmas, it fell by the wayside. With the big day looming, I decided that the best way to kick off my new commitment to the feature would be with a review of a "classic" Christmas film that isn't terribly good, and I found plenty of material in the ugly and mean-spirited Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. It was equal parts fun and dispiriting to revisit the film since I loved both of the original Home Alone films as a child, so revisiting it to discover that I didn't like it at all was kind of sad. On another level, the resulting column is one of the funniest things I've written, so it all balances out.