Home Alone 2 nails the part 2 formula. Give ‘em what they want.
I rewatched with my six year old son. He complained plenty about being bored, but his attitude changed once Kevin McCallister started pelting the sticky bandits with bricks. He laughed so hard. The slapstick is comparable to Looney Tunes and the Stooges.
The addition of Tim Curry to the cast is a real highlight. His impression of the Grinch puts Jim Carey to shame.