Directed by Raja Gosnell (Scooby Doo, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Never Been Kissed as well as the editor of the first two movies in this series) and written and produced by John Hughes, this was the first Home Alone movie not to feature actor Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister or director Chris Columbus and composer John Williams. It was also the last movie in the series to actually play big screens.
Terrorists Peter Beaupre (Olek Krupa), Alice Ribbons (Rya Kihlstedt), Burton Jernigan (Lenny Van Dohlen) and Earl Unger (David Thornton, the husband of Cyndi Lauper) have taken a million dollar microchip and hidden it in a remote control car that has been given as a gift by old Mrs. Hess (Marian Seldes) to new protagonist Alex Pruit (Alex D. Linz) when he shovels her driveway. You can guess what happens next, right?
Home Alone 3 going to be made at the same time as Home Alone 2: Lost in New York but that idea didn’t happen. There was also the idea to have Culkin to return as a teenage Kevin but that didn’t occur either.
An 11-year-old Scarlett Johansson is Alex’s sister Molly which is, I guess, one thing to look out for while this movie just drags. Oh yeah — James Saito, Shredder himself, plays a crime boss.
This movie is not good but compared to where the Home Alone movies would go after this…