VIDEO: Home Alone 3 (1997)

The Suspect takes a look at the last theatrical release of the Home Alone series: Home Alone 3. Is it really as bad as everyone makes it out to be?

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  • Jonathan Campbell

    They kidnapped the dog because they wanted to use a ruse of a dog walker to scope out the neighbourhood and serve as a lookout, not because the dogs might bark at them while they break in (though, of course dogs should). You see them do this in other scenes (I think- haven’t seen this film in a while, but it was definitely what I thought at the time).

    Anyway, this review was hilarious and I agree- Home Alone 3 isn’t a bad movie. Its got a certain charm and warmth to it and while I didn’t like it as much as the other two when I was a kid, I still liked it and watched it more than once. Actually, as nasty as the traps are in retrospect, I still found them and the film to be less brutal, probably because Harry and Marv looked like they suffered more (burns, bruises etc) and the pain is spread out amongst four people rather than two (lets face it- Harry and Marv must be invincible if they can walk away from Home Alone 2).

    Thank you for this. This was a nice trip down memory lane, and it was a fair and funny review. I think a lot of people the right age when this film came out have fonder memories of it than the adults at the time did.

  • Sean Tadsen

    I think part of the problem with the villains is that they’re less “cartoon-y” than in the first two. Harry and Marv act and even look like bad guys from a Loony Toons short, so seeing them taken down by traps based on cartoon-logic works. That’s not so much the case here – the villains could have been pulled from any number of action/thriller movies, and yet they’re put through similar stuff as Harry and Marv, with similar results. It really strains my sense of disbelief.