Everyone Seems To Miss This Important Detail In ‘Home Alone’
If you tried to describe the violent holiday classic ‘Home Alone’ to someone who had never seen it, they might wonder why it’s considered a “must watch” at Christmas time. Watching the precocious, sadistic Kevin McAllister (played by Macaulay Culkin) find new and unique ways to commit assault and battery against two hapless burglars doesn’t sound like something that would teach an impressionable child about why the holidays are important.
This slapstick classic may have become a big box office draw for its ability to turn Micro Machines and Christmas ornaments into dangerous weapons, but it certainly didn’t impress many critics. However, any child of the 1990s knows that behind all the carnage and flying paint cans lies a sweet tale of family, togetherness and forgiveness. So here’s a deep look back at this black and blue Christmas classic.
Home Alone is one of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time, and it’s easy to understand why. Directed by Chris Columbus and written by the late, great John Hughes, it has comedy, action, tension, and above all else, heart.