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(CNN)   On the 30th anniversary of Home Alone 2, Joe Pesci says filming some of the stunts really did hurt   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-12-01 5:58:52 AM  
I'm sure I've seen that sequel once.  I just don't remember any details.
 
2022-12-01 6:12:27 AM  
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2022-12-01 6:24:43 AM  

Alphax: I'm sure I've seen that sequel once.  I just don't remember any details.


Too much of a retread, and any time it's on, I wish iat was the first film instead.

I'm probably a bit biased for other reasons.  Our class field trip to the annual arts festival was cancelled for some unknown reason.  Meanwhile, my brother's class took a field trip to see Home Alone 2.  You can guess which grade had all of the rich parents who attended PTA and school board meetings.
 
2022-12-01 6:29:58 AM  
He made me laugh.  He amused me
 
2022-12-01 6:58:38 AM  
"Shoulda set his hair on fire!"

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2022-12-01 7:20:05 AM  
Actor's unions have been around long enough that we shouldn't be hearing about actors getting hurt - especially the stories about actors who permanently damage their bodies - just doing their jobs.

If Pesci got serious burns on a Home Alone set doing a stunt with fire... somebody should have been criminally charged, either for negligence in setting up the stunt improperly, or for requiring the actor to do it in the first place.
 
2022-12-01 10:03:34 AM  

IdentInvalid: Alphax: I'm sure I've seen that sequel once.  I just don't remember any details.

Too much of a retread, and any time it's on, I wish iat was the first film instead.

I'm probably a bit biased for other reasons.  Our class field trip to the annual arts festival was cancelled for some unknown reason.  Meanwhile, my brother's class took a field trip to see Home Alone 2.  You can guess which grade had all of the rich parents who attended PTA and school board meetings.


As a kid, 2 has mich more slapstick. Which makes it much more satisfying. The injuries are much more Jackass, than adults wondering how much aspirin they will need in the morning.

1 obviously has the charm, and is the OG. Sequelitice is hard for any film series.

3 stunk on ice, no opinions on 4 or 5.
 
2022-12-01 10:10:47 AM  

dryknife: "Shoulda set his hair on fire!"

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The only reason he makes an appearance is that the producer wanted to use his hotel and he refused unless he had a cameo on top of whatever exorbitant fee was charged.

There's been support to officially remove his appearance from the movie.

/I say why stop there?
 
2022-12-01 10:44:44 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Actor's unions have been around long enough that we shouldn't be hearing about actors getting hurt - especially the stories about actors who permanently damage their bodies - just doing their jobs.

If Pesci got serious burns on a Home Alone set doing a stunt with fire... somebody should have been criminally charged, either for negligence in setting up the stunt improperly, or for requiring the actor to do it in the first place.


He mentions in TFA he had a stunt double. Sounds like he agreed to do the stunt where his head got burned.

In 1992, Pesci was fresh off an Oscar win and doing hit movies with Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone. Home Alone 2 was his first big payday as an actor. He wasn't getting forced to do anything at that point.
 
2022-12-01 10:52:06 AM  

dryknife: "Shoulda set his hair on fire!"

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Personally, I find the Donald Trump cameo to be among the least offensive things about Home Alone 2.

I am far more bothered by Kevin McAllister's sociopathic behavior, and how the movie plays off his sadistic vigilante behavior as "cute". For me, Macaulay's role in that movie was a stepping stone to his role in The Good Son which came out the following year.
 
2022-12-01 11:20:36 AM  
You mean stepping on nails and getting hit in the face with a paint can hurts?
 
2022-12-01 4:10:11 PM  

IdentInvalid: Alphax: I'm sure I've seen that sequel once.  I just don't remember any details.

Too much of a retread, and any time it's on, I wish iat was the first film instead.

I'm probably a bit biased for other reasons.  Our class field trip to the annual arts festival was cancelled for some unknown reason.  Meanwhile, my brother's class took a field trip to see Home Alone 2.  You can guess which grade had all of the rich parents who attended PTA and school board meetings.


It did what every great sequel should do and just took everything to the next level

1. Chicago suburb/ New York City
2. Two paint cans/ Two paint cans and a pipe
3. Cut the rope/ light it on fire
4. Shovel wielding maniac/ pigeon wielding maniac
 
2022-12-01 4:45:31 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Actor's unions have been around long enough that we shouldn't be hearing about actors getting hurt - especially the stories about actors who permanently damage their bodies - just doing their jobs.

If Pesci got serious burns on a Home Alone set doing a stunt with fire... somebody should have been criminally charged, either for negligence in setting up the stunt improperly, or for requiring the actor to do it in the first place.


No negligence no charges. Kinda like real life and any other job out there.
 
2022-12-01 4:57:56 PM  

TheCableGuy: dryknife: "Shoulda set his hair on fire!"

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The only reason he makes an appearance is that the producer wanted to use his hotel and he refused unless he had a cameo on top of whatever exorbitant fee was charged.

There's been support to officially remove his appearance from the movie.

/I say why stop there?



It bugs me to an irrational degree that Rump has technically been scored by John Williams.

/I'd be fine with him being scored by Chopin, if you catch my drift
 
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