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|Festivale online magazine, March, 1998
Home Alone 3 movie review
|Home Alone 3
Only one person can stop this high-tech gang of black marketers. Meet eight-year-old Alex Pruitt. When this pesky team of bad guys invade his neighbourhood, he's the last and only line of defence. Alex has his own special surveillance tools. He has his own carefully mapped out strategy. He has courage. He has the chicken pox. And he's 'home alone'.
The film stars eight-year-old Alex D. Linz as Alex Pruitt, a crafty youngster who
defends his house and neighbourhood from the mysterious new neighbours. His family include
Haviland Morris as his fretful mother Karen, Kevin Kilner as the Pruitt patriarch
(when at home), Jack, and Seth Smith and Scarlett Johansson portray Alex's quarrelsome,
stuck-up older siblings, Stan and Molly.
John Hughes (writer/producer) and Raja Gosnell (director) have managed to write and put together a film that has successfully lived up to the rest of the films in the series, something a lot of sequels have not achieved.
I enjoyed this movie. It was about a boy who has the chicken pox and has to stay home from school. His mum had to go to walk all the time. Twice when she left he rang the police because he saw robbers in the neighbour's houses. These robbers were spies who were looking for their microchip, which they had put into a remote controlled car. When they came to his house, he put up traps. The bad guys were three men and a lady.
The best bit in the movie was when Alex's pet rat climbed up into the crotch of the man's pants and the lady tied to hit the rat with a pole, missed the rat and got the bad guy. This is a really good film, but it is a really young film for a kid a bit younger than me. It scores 9/10 on the good, young Alex scale.
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See also: Alex D. Linz appears in One Fine Day;
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Title: Home Alone (1998)
|The Players: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, David Thronton
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