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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.

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Seriously?  It is nothing like Home Alone.  Thousands of films/TV programmes have had this same concept.  Home Alone was a comedy about a kid with unrealistic comedy booby traps.  You'd have been better off comparing it to McGyver.

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I thought we'd seen the end of the SF v Home Alone jokes.  ajb007/crap
It may have been a funny comparison when the film came out but
After three years !  Smacks of grasping at straws, at some way of
Attacking the film.

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Wow.  So defensive.

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Asp9mm wrote:

Seriously?  It is nothing like Home Alone.  Thousands of films/TV programmes have had this same concept.  Home Alone was a comedy about a kid with unrealistic comedy booby traps.  You'd have been better off comparing it to McGyver.

Didn't you see the tarantula drop on Silvas head?????

Never really understood this comparison myself, defending any base / forte etc is now a Home Alone thing??

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I only say what I see.  ajb007/wink

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It's not being defensive, it's just a silly comparison.  What next, Point Break v Die Another Day because they both featured surfing.

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Are People still making this Comparison ?

1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger

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It has been used in so many movies, as a visual shorthand to show
How abandoned the hero is. Next we'll have the usually DC is too
Short, threads  ajb007/rolleyes ..... Same Sh*t, different day.  ajb007/crap I'm sorry if this
Sounds defensive, but it does get tiresome, after a while.

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I agree  ajb007/crap

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I only meant to praise Skyfall for taking a concept in another movie and going on the next level with it.  That's all.

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I guess The Spy Who Loved Me novel was based on Home Alone too then on this analysis... ajb007/rolleyes

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Absolutely_Cart wrote:

I only meant to praise Skyfall for taking a concept in another movie and going on the next level with it.

But it didn't.  I doubt the scriptwriters had Home Alone in mind at all when writing SKYFALL anymore than they had Airwolf in mind.

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