Topic: Skyfall vs. Home Alone
The final third of Skyfall was iconically derived from the scenes in Home Alone where the 8 year old boy sets booby traps to guard the house against two robbers.
IMO, Skyfall did it better. As contrived as SF was, it never got to the crazy level of contrivance in Home Alone. The boy could've called 9/11 or told somebody a lot sooner. The booby traps didn't stop the robbers - it only annoyed them. And the last 15 minutes of the movie pretty much ignores that it even happened. In SF, however, a secret agent can't really call for help.