Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (also known as Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist or Home Alone 5) is a 2012 American made-for-television Christmas comedy film and the fifth and final installment in the Home Alone franchise. It stars Christian Martyn, Jodelle Ferland, Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, and Eddie Steeples.
With his parents away, an 8-year-old (Christian Martyn) engages in a battle of wits with some thieves (Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar).
Why It Sucks
- It does not have anything to improve over the last two films.
- The film has many of the same problems (if not repeated) from Home Alone 3.
- Like the 3rd movie Kevin doesn't appear or is he mentioned in this one, not even Alex (the protagonist of the 3rd movie) is mentioned as well.
- The villains are very weak.
- The story and villains' motivation are very ridiculous.
- It's also pretty much a rehash of the original movie.
- Has barely anything in common with any of the previous movies.
- The dialogue makes no sense.
- Poor acting.
- The traps are very boring because they are rehashed from the previous films.
- The traps are also stupid, like the trap where the leader gets scared by ghosts.
- The thieves also seem to have no chemistry between each other.
- Finn is unlikable when comparing him to Kevin or even Alex, he does almost nothing but play video games, although he gets slightly better later on.
- Generic villains: their leader is just an evil version of Old Man Marley, the black guy, is very stereotypical and looks like Snoop Dogg, and the girl is just a rehash of Alice, one of the burglars from the third movie.
- The ending is a rehash of the third movie's ending, where the villains get mugshots.
- Finn's mother is much more neglectful to him, especially compared to Kevin's mom.
- Some scenes rehash the first movie, which makes this movie feel more like a parody.
- Despite the title, Finn is never left alone at home, as he is with his older sister.
- Finn's older sister is also unlikable.
- Finn and his sister are always on their technology, and it's so boring and unbearable to watch them do little interesting things.
- Decent remix of the Home Alone theme.
- There are a few scenes that can be considered amusing.
- The ending is a bit heartwarming, despite the final part rehashing the 3rd movie.
- Finn does slighty get better at the end.
- Malcolm McDowell gives a decent performance and is the decent villain.
- It is the first film in the loosely connected Home Alone series not to include a setting in Chicago.
- Like Home Alone 3, this one doesn't have Kevin McCallister as the main character. Also like Home Alone 4, the main character is not left home "alone", but with his older sibling.
- Only film in the series not to feature a character who the main protagonist initially fears and then befriends by the end.
- This is the only Home Alone sequel to actually repeat the idea of slippery ice as one of the traps.
- Debi Mazar previously appeared with Joe Pesci in Goodfellas. Pesci played Harry in the first two films.
- Only film in the series to feature an African American villain. (Not counting the In Living Color season 3 segment Home Alone Again)
- Like Home Alone 3, there is no mention of Kevin or the McCallisters. This film has no connection with the first three films.
- In this film, there is no mention of the McCallisters or the Pruitts, who previously appeared in the first three films.
- A sixth installment might not happen due to no news or an announcement of a new installment in the Home Alone franchise, plus, Disney (which owns Fox now, which holds the rights of the franchise) announced that it will be rebooted.
- This film has the same rotten tomatoes like Home Alone 3 which holds 29% Rotten Tomatoes.