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Home Alone 3 1997

Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fend off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed...

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First two parts was much more better. 6/10
Shut up people. You're only making it worse. I liked this one. I also liked the first two movies. And the fourth one. You just can't make new movies with the same cast forever, so this is very good.
ok here are my last ratings. i know, i know i did alot for one day but what can i say i was bored. lol :D
yeah i didn't really enjoy this one. maybe it was just that i had enough of it after home alone 2. or maybe i just didn't care anymore.
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Home Alone 3 (1997)


Starring Alex D. Linz, Olek Kurpa, Haviland Morris, Rya Kilsthedt
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Written by John Hughes
Produced by John Hughes, Ricardo Mestres

Razzie Awards 1997
- Worst Remake or Sequel

Oh, come on! Raja Gosnell is a retarded editor as it is, but as a director? Come on! She made Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo 2, and now this... the worst Home Alone movie yet. Oh. Raja Gosnell, why thou exist? Just looking at your name anywhere...shudder.

There's a kid named Alex Pruitt (Alex D. Linz, Max Keeble's Big Move), a group of Russian terriosts (Olek Krupa, The Italian Job & Rya Kilstedt, Deep Impact & Loenny von Dolhen, Cadillac & David Thornton, Romance and Cigarettes), a paranoid mom (Havaland Morris, Gremlins 2) and some important microchip.

Audience: 8 and up
Profanity: None
Nudity/Sex: Kisses
Alcohol/Drugs: None
Violence/Scariness: Near fatal, very brutal booby traps
THE LIFE A-Q-U-A-T-I-C with S.Zissou

This was great. What a great performance from Tom Cruise and accompanied equally by Foxx + Pinkett-Smith. This was thoroughly enjoyable and proves that you don't need a huge cast of talentless hotties to get not only a great action film, but also a great film in general.

Don't Cha

The Pussycat Dolls easily win hands down the most pathetic, worst excuse for a song this year after Lazyboy's "Underwear Goes Inside The Pants". This song is so pretentious, so lame, so egotistical and crassly pathetic that even friends I know who love R&B/Rap/Hip/Hop.

Truly a landmark in the degradation of what can make it to the top of the charts these days.

Home Alone 3

The lone question which beckons after watching this movie (besides, why was I watching it?) is "what on earth is Scarlett Johansson doing in this. Nooo.

But then again - she did The Island this year too!


Directed by not Chris Columbus. It stars not Macaulay Culkin, not Joe Pesci, not Daniel Stern. Written by John Hughes, im not kidding he actually wrote this poo.
'Home Alone 3' is the first of the Home Alone movies not to feature Culkin in the main role and the same villans. However, the plot is very similar to the original 'Home Alone' film. Instead of two comical villans, we get three or four of them. This film involves some traps, but it also has a long scene with a remote-control car. The slapstick humour is consistent as well, but the young boy and the villians really fail to make an impact in this film. (No pun intended.) This film offers nothing new or different than the previous films did, and there really is not the warm, holiday feeling or subplots that the other two films had. It's more of a pure comedy, but it did not succeed in making me laugh as the characters really did not do it for me. I would not recommend this film; it's pretty boring. If you are seeking a good holiday family film with comedy, then watch the original 'Home Alone' movie.
I fort it was g8 but im clearly in a minority
Little kid was better
Decent spyware
Good crooks
entertaining story throughout the film not just through the traps

After the large success of the first two Home Alone films, Its fairly obvious a third would be made. But the fact it has a new kid, kinda put off a lot of people.

Alex (Alex D.Linz) is your average kid in a quiet neighbourhood. When he is quarrantined with chicken pox, he must stay home alone. But when a mix-up happens at an airport, the package delivering a toy car, with a chip hidden inside of it, Alex notices several strange people trying to get the chip. Alex must prevent them getting hold of the chip by booby-trapping the house.

Lets just say, this review is a half-assed attempt. Mainly because although its quite funny at times, its mainly just an excuse to try and get money from a franchise. Common Hollywood technique, but not one that always works. The kid is not as lovable as the original kid, and so it doesn't work because of it.

To sum up:

+ Funny in places
- Just generally rushed & poorly casted.
Most people didn't like it but I liked it the best. Alex D. Linz was definately better than Caulkin. Not much to say except for tomorrow is my one year anniversary at Rotten Tomatoes!!! :)
My fav movie loved it. better than the first two
Home Alone 3 is a dissapointment. This movie doesn't come close to the first one or the second one. and it doesn't offer anything new, except for the fact that the kid is left alone on purpose this time. Alex D. Linz is okay as the child. and the film gets some credit for having smarter bad guys. but we've seen all of this before, and by this time around, the idea is old and stale. One of the best things about this movie is that you get a chance to see Scarlett Johannson(playing the sister) before she became famous. good thing she went on to better material.
(** 1/2):
Let me start off by saying that the best move John Hughes did with this film is making it have nothing to do with Kevin McCallister. He's a character that can easily be over used, and annoying. We get new blood this time around, and I must say the film does deliver, notably because of Alex D. Linz. He's charming, and has the smile that will melt your heart. He plays Alex (no, seriously, that's the character's name), a little boy that comes down with the chicken pox. Amazing how he found it so easy to not scratch himself for most of the films length. But, in any case, his mother decides to keep him home from school. Unfortunately for him, his body picked the wrong time tp pick up such a sickness. Now Alex is under siege by spies while quarantined at home. Due to an airport mix up, a bunch of spies super-secret computer chip finds its way into Alex's arms. The spies waste no time looking for it, and finally find it. So now they decide to raid his house, quietly of course. Alex does what he can to get help but no one seems to care. So he decides to put matters into his own hands by planting booby traps, some in which are so clever you'd think his brother's parrot is telling him how to do all these things. Alex D. Linz is casted beautifully in the role. His wit and charm is what keeps this film afloat. The supporting cast (including the ever so popular Scarlett Johansson) does fare well next to Alex, but he steals every scene. The screenplay may repeat certain gags, and the dialogue is rather dry, but this is a light guilty pleasure. It's as fluffy, and rich as a Muskateers bar. It may not be the best in the franchise, but it does work.

Yay, or nay? Mild yay, only cuz Linz is "pinch his cheeks" adorable.


Films left to review:
Love Actually
The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause 2
The Santa Clause 3
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Jingle All The Way
Miracle on 31st street
christmas vacation
The Grinch
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Holiday
Bad Santa
Family Man
The Nutcracker
A Christmas Story
Without McCauley Caulkin, the Home Alone franchise has gone from perfect to perilously bad.
Certainly doesn't mee the standards of the first two films because the spirit is gone. Caulkin gave his audience what they wanted-laughs.
The series is beginning to lose steam. The elaborate traps are way too sophisticated for a kid. Alex D. Linz hasn't a fraction of the charm of Macaulay Culkin. Still, it has some clever and funny scenes. The parrot is a bit much though.
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