Merry Christmas you filthy animal!!
Christmas is just not the same without this family classic. Filled with utter stupidity and slap-stick comedy, it will have you rolling on the floor with laughter (but you do need to be in a silly mood to watch it). It is an old film, and maybe it is before your time, but if you’ve never seen it, I’d definitely recommend it.
It’s pretty funny to see Joe Pesci playing this kind of role. It’s a mile away from his traditional typecast-ed character of the tough gangster with a squeaky voice. Not to mention Macaulay Culcin, back when he looked all sweet and innocent. Shame he didn’t age too well …
They just don’t make films like this anymore, not sure they’d even be allowed to!! In today’s “politically correct” society, some of the comments and suggestions are pretty controversial. For starters, even though this is a movie aimed at kids, the amount of horrific violence and pain that is portrayed is incessant. On more than one occasion you think … “surely that would have killed him”. Just check out the video below lol.
If you can get over the bad video quality and theatrical acting, it’s still entertaining for people of all ages even 26 years after the making. In my opinion it’s the best in the series, and the only one really worth watching, except ‘Home Alone 2’ which also wasn’t bad.
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