Home Alone Review
Hello everybody. It's the Christmas season once again! It's been a very long time since I reviewed a movie of any sort, so I thought this would be a good time to return to reviews. You know, everyone has a Christmas tradition, such as going to church, putting up decorations, singing Christmas carols, going to see their families, and opening presents under the Christmas tree. However, my favorite Christmas tradition is watching Christmas movies and Christmas specials. I think everyone has a favorite Christmas movie, and there's many Christmas movies out there it's hard to pick just one. But I suppose if I had to pick one Christmas movie that's my favorite, there is one in particular. Released on November 16, 1990 in the United States, the movie is Home Alone.
What makes Home Alone special? Let's start with the story. The story is about a family known as The McAllisters, a very big family that is preparing for their Christmas vacation to Paris. The parents' youngest son named Kevin is the subject of ridicule by his siblings. After fighting with his older brother, he gets sent upstairs to sleep in the attic as punishment. Then a downed power line causes a power outage, causing the family to oversleep, and in their rush to get to the airport on time, they accidentally leave Kevin home alone. Kevin is originally overjoyed that his family is gone, but over time becomes terrified of his next door neighbor as well as a pair of robbers known as "The Wet Bandits". Kevin manages to trick the robbers into thinking his family is still home. That is, until Christmas Eve, when the Wet Bandits finally realize that Kevin is Home Alone and decide to rob the house. So it's up to Kevin to stop the Wet Bandits for good before his family makes it back home for him.
That's the basic storyline. Athough this film has been out for 21 years now, I don't want to give away the entire film. What makes this film a great Christmas movie and a great film period is that it is a good balance of slapstick comedy and heartwarming drama. While the comedy in the film is good for a laugh every year, it's also a heartwarming Christmas story about how we should never take our family for granted and be thankful for them, and that's what makes Home Alone so special. There are many memorable scenes and lines in this movie as well. Overall, this movie is an old but gold Christmas classic. If you've still never watched Home Alone after all this time, what are you waiting for? Go watch it right now! Or if you've already watched this movie countless times, then watch it again! With all that said and done, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God bless, everyone!