‘Home Alone’ is movie that can be watched over and over again

Annabel Everett, Staff Writer

The original ‘Home Alone’ movie is the best movie in the franchise for Christmas lovers.

The original Home Alone movie tops both the second and third movies in the franchise by far.
The Christmas season brings movie lovers a surplus of holiday cheer through the excess of Christmas themed movies such as Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. However, one of the most popular and beloved Christmas movie franchises is the Home Alone franchise, which features five films featuring main character Kevin McCallister.
Though the second, third, fourth, and fifth movies are often forgotten, they all received bad ratings from critics and unfavorable Rotten Tomato scores. Though these movies had potential, they were unnecessary and redundant. The cast was altered in the last three movies, which disappointed fans, taking away from its enchanting feel.
The original Home Alone movie was the most enjoyable to watch and encompassed all the magic and excitement of Christmas. Why is this movie so well-received and considered the favorite among Home Alone fans?
It could be my nostalgic feeling towards it or the popularity of the film, but the first Home Alone movie is always the first movie that comes to mind when I think of Christmas. The movie is very well-written and produced and features memorable actors and actresses that really “sell” the movie. There are so many lines and phrases from the movie that are heavily quoted each Christmas and so many humorous and heartfelt scenes that pull the movie together.
The first movie is also one that people of any age can enjoy. It has a plot that draws the audience in and a cast and script that keeps people engaged in the movie. The first Home Alone movie is a great film for the holidays.