Home Alone 2: Lost In New York somehow heightens the unlikely premise of its predecessor by again having Kevin McCallister’s parents forget about him—this time losing him in an airport, instead of just forgetting him at home. Kevin, as the title implies, ends up in New York and wreaks havoc on Harry and Marv with another set of elaborate booby traps in an abandoned townhouse. The premise is slightly more ridiculous than the first movie, and doesn’t have as much emotional value, which is the reason John Muto, production designer for Home Alone, hates the sequel.

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