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Home Alone 3

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A Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua

  • Dec 24, 2012

You know when you look back on your childhood and scorn yourself for the bad decisions you made during that time?  I really ought to flog myself with a Cat O' Nine Tails for actually going to the theaters to see this movie back in 1997.

John Hughes seemed to think that making anything remotely funny would be a bad idea, since all the humorous moments in this movie are as funny as getting gangrene on your writing hand.  Extremely contrived storyline and characters, annoying central character, and not an ounce of creativity to be found anywhere in this dogshit.

I still can't believe that John Hughes, the man who wrote and directed Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, wrote this horrible movie.  It's sad that he couldn't really redeem himself after having a creative hand in Home Alone 3.

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December 28, 2012
Still have not seen it
December 29, 2012
You're lucky, man. I guarantee that your eyes and ears will scream in agony if you watch HA3.
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review by . March 08, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
I thought the first two movie were great. This movie had nothing to do with the first two. Not only did Maculy Culkin not return (A big drop), neither did Harry and Marv (Another big drop). You think they at least bring the crokes back so they can try something new, like trying to outsmart a new kid. Don't support this movie unless your buying it used. And even then I don't recomend it.
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Here's a perfect movie for kids, who never seem to tire of John Hughes's sure-fire slapstick formula. Working yet another variation on his mammoth 1990 hit, writer-producer Hughes (regarded by many as Hollywood's antichrist) strands a youngster in his own home with the chicken pox in this 1997 retelling. While his parents go to work, he sees a team of burglars invading the neighborhood houses; in fact, they're spies, looking for a toy containing a stolen microchip. The inevitability of the finale--one kid holding off four professionals with toys and garden tools--will do nothing to lessen the amusement of youngsters, who love to see the bad guys get creamed. Adults may pause at the sadistic nature of some of Hughes's pranks, but kids will eat up the image of one of their own outwitting all the adults.--Marshall Fine
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Genre: Family
Runtime: 102 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox

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