Home Alone Characters: Evil to Good

Home Alone Characters: Evil to Good


with Christmas finally here what kind of
Scrooge McRib II if we didn’t release a Christmas theme to good to evil episode
and what better holiday choice then what I would argue is the greatest Christmas
movie ever made home alone after all there’s nothing more festive than
watching a little boy who has been abandoned by his family ruthlessly
defend his home against home invaders using all sorts of violent means no
seriously regardless of how the plot sounds this
movie puts you in the holiday spirit like no other film and with such a great
cast of characters who range all over the moral spectrum we had to give it the
good to evil treatment and yes we’re including the sequel home alone – lost
in New York and no we’re not including home alone 3 you uncultured swines side
now this time since I think the most evil characters are the most obvious so
we’re gonna flip it around start with the evil and end with the
good I’m Kyle with wicked bench and this is home alone evil – good and you wish
motion my brother ok first up let’s get the most evil out of the way obviously
we gotta go with Harry it goes without saying that Harry is a thief someone
who’s willing to steal from anyone whether it’s stealing from families on
Christmas or even a toy store that has its profits going to a Children’s
Hospital as charity I mean that is a pretty reprehensibly low morale bar but
there’s more Harry’s personality is absolutely terrible he is angry cold and
bitter he seems to have a really detestable outlook on everything around
him in which he’s completely comfortable stealing from and screwing over anyone
who gives him the opportunity you open your mouth and you’ll be
spitting gum out – euphoria and let’s not forget how violent he is I get that
he was angry after enduring a house of traps but we really can’t feel sorry for
him given the fact that he’s a criminal targeting a house with only a child in
it he chases an 8 year old in his own house threatens him with violence and
then when he finally catches him he tries to bite off each of his fingers
one at a time what an absolute psychopath and let’s not forget in home
alone – he pulled an illegal handgun on kevin and attempted to kill him with it this guy is a monster and deserves to be
put in prison for the rest of his life his own fear of going into a church
seems to represent the fact that he’s clearly aware of how evil he is maybe
when the church not called now let’s move on to his partner Marv part of me
wanted to try to find a way to rank Marv as a bit less evil mainly because of how
moronic he is we just broke out of prison a few days ago my thinking was
maybe his stupidity was enough to shock him up as easily influenced by his
smarter partner but no he’s almost as bad as Harry
yeah he’s stupid but he’s not mentally ill or handicapped so he is most
definitely responsible for his actions and although Marv isn’t as violent as
his partner he absolutely has no problem chasing a child in an attempt to rob him
it’s Santa Claus and itself at the start of home alone – he also alludes to
murdering Kevin when they bump into him and he has no problem watching his
partner try to bite off his fingers in addition to all that Marv seems to have
a real genuine love of thievery and crime turning on water faucets in
people’s houses to further ruin their property just because what I’m saying is
Marv deserved every brick of what happened to
now next up is Uncle Frank and I was really considering giving this scumbag
the number two spot but he without a doubt deserves the bronze dirtbag medal what an absolute horrible personality on
this guy let’s break it down he treats everyone around him terribly and we only
see him interact with his own family imagine how he treats people outside of
his circle he’s also a leash you better not wreck my trip you little
sour puss your dad’s paying good money for it what’s the matter Uncle Frank you
can’t help your little brother out by paying for some of those pizzas
you cheap jerk my brother’s house he’ll take care of it oh and let’s not forget
that he goes on vacation on his little brothers dime and still acts like a
total a-hole Kevin’s right to call him out on being a cheapskate and also who
talks to an eight-year-old child let alone your own nephew like this little
jerk and for what for spilling something he also responds to the realization that
the family forgot Kevin with comparing the situation to him forgetting his
reading glasses makes you feel any better I forgot my reading glasses
showing us that he doesn’t even care about the well-being of his nephew and
let’s not gloss over the fact that he just Kayode his own kid with a chair and
didn’t give an F Uncle Frank is a scumbag but moving on to another scumbag
brilliantly played by Tim Curry we have the concierge yes Kevin wasn’t supposed
to be using his dad’s credit card but how does he know that he’s way too
suspicious of Kevin for no reason the moment he pops up on screen then when he
found out that there was something wrong instead of confronting Kevin like a
normal person would interact with a child
he scares him and chases him away into dangerous New York City stolen credit
card next up we have a bit of a controversial choice I’m throwing in
both of Kevin’s parents Kate and Peter McCallister and just to be clear his
mother is worse without question it’s too late get upstairs now I know
this might sound harsh yes buzz and the other kids are jerks – Kevin directly
but Kevin’s pear are terrible on and off throughout these
two movies and they aren’t his siblings or his cousins they’re his frickin
parents yes the movies end with sentimental moments but that doesn’t
take away from the fact that both of them continuously single Kevin now and
buried him in front of everyone else despite the fact that Kevin is one of
the youngest kids they side with buzz who’s older and obviously always the
aggressor it was very nice they punished Kevin
despite the fact that the stuff he does is always out of defense for himself
against buzz in the first movie the mess was caused because buzz was taunting and
poking at Kevin sure Kevin pushed him but he’s half his size in the sequel
buzz humiliated Kevin in front of everyone and as a result caught these
hands why are they so harsh on Kevin but forgiving of buzz when you’re ready to
apologize to Buzz into the rest of the family you come down and what’s the deal
with banishing him to the Attic not once but twice Kevin you walk out of here you
sleep on the third floor what a weird thing to do and when Kevin claims
everyone in the family hates him his mother doesn’t even deny it
anyone family hates me maybe you should ask to Santa for a new family there is
obviously a real issue with neglect towards Kevin in the family and even
after his parents seemed to learn their lesson at the end of the first movie
they revert back to treating Kevin like garbage in the sequel also going back to
cheapskate scumbag Uncle Frank how the actual hell would you ever let
your idiot leach brother / brother-in-law
talk to your kid like this little jerk Uncle Frank should have got a smack in
the mouth but no nothing no consideration to even defend a little
Kevin who literally just spilled some milk okay a terrible one Cate and how
about this old couple I get not being able to give up your plane ticket maybe
you have to get home to family totally understandable but are you really gonna
make the desperate mother at the airport who wants to get home to her kid give
you a watch earrings first-class ticket $500 cash and whatever else serving a
watch a pocket translator $500 I’ll say the word again
scumbags okay buzz is up next and really he’s the younger family member who’s
noticeably worse than the rest of the already crappy relatives don’t you know
how to knock phlegm wad was is a bully who like his parents likes to target
Kevin specifically why he’s such a jerk I don’t know but everything he does the
Kevin just seems mean-spirited even by Big Brother standards he antagonizes him
humiliates him in public and then reacts with total apathy when
he finds out his brother was left behind and possibly in danger officer balls arc
is next but really you can probably include every incompetent police officer
in these movies seriously this cop knocks on the door a couple times and
determines that nobody’s home despite all the lights being on and you’re
telling me there’s no follow-up police report at the end of the first movie
really really low standards in this department but this guy this guy’s job
is to protect and serve and he responds to a pretty serious issue of a child
being left alone with total apathy you want us to go to your house just to
check on ya do you just sit there we wouldn’t want a child safety to get in
the way of your doughnuts we’re throwing in the bellmen here too
aka Rob Schneider he seems like he might be alright at first until he starts
snooping around in Kevin’s bag when he’s not looking
what are you looking for a guy who snoops in a kid’s bag another scumbag
that’s who okay I’m gonna do my best to rank the rest of the McCallister’s here
Jeff and Lenny are the worst of the remaining relatives Kevin you’re such a
disease sure they jumped on the let’s bully Kevin bandwagon too and target him
exclusively would the French call Liz incompetent
oh really Lenny because you’re what Americans call of King atoll now fuller
is a young child but make no mistake he uses his bedwetting as a direct act of
domestic terrorism on the family look at how he looks at Kevin when someone tells
them to not drink so much soda most of the other relatives can be ranked
together as neutral mainly because we don’t see much from them in terms of
good or bad this includes rod Tracy Brooks Sandra and Heather there isn’t
really much we can say about them given their lack of personality one way or
the other we’d say that Leslie is a decent person and I suppose we could
shock her up on the good side but in all honesty based on her actions I’d say
she’s pretty neutral and if she is good she gets docked a point for marrying
scumbag Uncle Frank guilt by association I say next her on the list is Donald
Trump he’s only onscreen for like ten seconds
and he’s already assisting our hero what a guy I guess he should probably be
ranked as neutral as well but hey at least he made an attempt to
be a decent person to Kevin here unlike most of the McCallister’s now Megan
we’re gonna defend enough to actually label her as the first overall good
person on the list yes she’s mean to her brother early on but later when it’s
revealed that he’s been forgotten unlike buzz she shows true genuine
concern about his safety he’s a little and helpless do you think he’s flipped
out so Megan is a good egg unlike the rest of her family ah finally we’re at
some genuinely good people we cannot forget about Gus Polinski polka king of
the Midwest polka polka polka oh there’s nothing bad you can say about this guy
he went out of his way to reach out to Kevin’s mom at the airport because he
knew that something was wrong and didn’t think twice to offer her a
ride because he was genuinely concerned about the well-being of her son then
again anyone John Candy plays is probably gonna be the most likeable
character in any movie moving on to old man Marley despite the
terrifying rumors that buzz tells Kevin old man Marley isn’t a murderer he’s
just a quiet old man who has become distant to his family he’s friendly to
Kevin and even as a real genuine conversation with him which doesn’t seem
like much but there’s a respect there that Kevin clearly hasn’t gotten
elsewhere and of course we can’t leave out the fact that he saved Kevin from
having his fingers bitten off by cousin Vinnie the only reason that were ranking
him lower than pigeon lady is because he really makes no attempt to not creep
Kevin out in the store pigeon lady is next and really she acts as the same
character type as old man Marley in the sequel she
a compassionate good person and most importantly she puts her own life in
danger to save Kevin’s life from two violent criminals in Central Park one of
whom had a gun this tells you a lot about her character and gives her the
bronze medal of good but the silver medal goes to mr. Duncan the guy who
runs the toy store in home alone – everything about this guy’s personality
and behavior is pure obviously he scores big points for donating all the money
the store takes in on Christmas Eve to charity but we know that it’s far more
than just a tax deduction for him just listening to him talk about how the
charitable act brings joy to him is all you need to hear to know this guy is a
wonderful person and once again we have someone who treats Kevin with great
respect and Kevin’s own kind deed donating money to the charity as well is
enough to warm his heart showing that being a good person is all that this
guy’s about okay so there’s only one spot left and we’ve missed the movie’s
most important character so I’m sure you know who’s getting the gold medal for
good the most good character in home alone is none other than Kevin but how I
hear many of you asked more good than old man Marly and pigeon lady who
selflessly rescued Kevin from danger more good than mr. freaking Duncan who
just wants to donate money to charity more good than the Polka king of the
Midwest yes and I’ll explain why as we’ve discussed Kevin’s family is
terrible and his parents neglect him in various ways he’s also bullied by
siblings and he’s treated like a second-class family member by everyone
around him yet he still acts with great moral character and that’s not even
factoring in the fact that he is eight or nine years old mr. Duncan is great
sure but he’s had his whole life to build up to that level of moral purity
but Kevin already has it he donates money to mr. Duncan’s charity too
because he genuinely believes it’s the right thing to do so you can give this
to mr. Duncan the hospital needs more than I do not to
mention the fact that he helps others out with their problems
offering oddly sagely advice to old man morally and pigeon lady what’s your
point and here’s the big thing the end of home alone too
doesn’t involve Harry and Marv coming after Kevin organically Kevin lures them
into a house to bring justice to them for stealing from charity because he
knows that the charity is a great moral cause he puts his own life in grave
danger to protect it Kevin is essentially a vigilante at this point
fighting on the side of good now some people have pointed out that Kevin’s
traps are too violence both in the first movie and in the sequel but I don’t hold
any of this against him at all kevin has the right to be territorial
with defending his home from invaders in fact I would argue that there is more
moral character and backbone in standing and fighting them like he did than
running to the police kevin is a young man of great integrity a vigilante who
is cleaning up the streets of evildoers all while offering people around him
great advice and having high enough moral character to forgive his family
for treating him so poorly I guess what he did to the pizza delivery guy was
kind of screwed up but boys will be boys anyway what do you think who is the most
good and evil characters in home alone 1 & 2 don’t forget to binge watch our full
good to evil playlist where we analyze the morality of your favorite shows
cartoons and movies but most importantly Merry Christmas you filthy animal
and a Happy New Year

100 thoughts on “Home Alone Characters: Evil to Good

  1. What other cameos has Donald Trump been in, because that is actually very cool, and I didn’t pick up on that when I watched the movie the first couple of times.

  2. should u put urself on the list for all the bad words that u said seriously what if theres little kids watching this u can like if u agree if u want its ur choice

  3. I'm betting you that Mr. Duncan, The Pidgeon Lady, Old Man Marley, Kevin, and everyone else on either good or neutral list watched, payed attention, and listened to the life lessons from Mister Rogers in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

  4. How is Kevin good? Like I know that the bandits are robbers but you see how much pain he brings to them and almost kills them! Plus, he wants his family members to disappear so I'm getting real jigsaw vibes from him.

  5. How the hell did Kevin get the best? He literally tortures people who were just going to rob someone in many potentially fatal ways. He makes the tagret version of SAW TRAPS. He also probably grows up to be saw his fucking self. Kevin should have a fucking life sentence on an isolated prison island. Even better, Alcatraz, if it weren't closed.

  6. The 😈 Worst To 😇 Best Characters Of "Home Alone", and "Home Alone 2" In My Opinion…

    😈 #1 (Worst Character) Harry (Thief/Mastermind/Attempts To Kill Kevin)

    #2 Marv (Thief/Attempts To Kill Kevin)

    #3 Uncle Frank (Selfish/Leech)

    #4 The Concierge (Spies On Kevin/Inconsiderate About The Situations At Hand/Scares Kevin Away From The Hotel)

    #5 Kate and Peter McCallister (Poor Moral Examples)

    #6 Buzz (Big Bully Brother)

    #7 Jeff (Bullies Kevin/Insultive Negative Labels)

    #8 Lenny (Bullies Kevin/Negative Labels)

    #9 Bell Boy (Snooping/Inconsiderate/Greedy)

    #10 Old Couple (Selfishness/Greedy/Unnecessary Delay)

    #11 Officer Ballzark (Poor Security Services)

    #12 Fuller (Drinks A Lot To Wet The Bed On Purpose)

    😐 #1 (Neural Character) Leslie (Caring But Married Uncle Frank.)

    #6 Megan (Concerned About Kevin's Safety.)

    #5 Gus Polinski (Saw The Need/Offers Ride To Kevin's Mom.)

    #4 Old Man Marley (Scared Kevin At First/Showed Nice Side/Saved Kevin From Harry And Marv.)

    #3 Pigeon Lady (Nice/Saved Kevin From Harry And Marv.)

    #2 Mr. Duncan (Runs Toy Store To Help Raise Money For Hospitals.)

    😇 #1 (Best Character) Kevin McCallister (Moral Character/Donates Money To Mr. Duncan To Give To The Hospital/Gave Very Helpful Advice/Kevin Saves The Toy Store/Saves Uncle Rob's House/Saves His House/Kevin Got Harry And Marv Arrested Before Kevin's Mom And Family Would Find Him/Forgives His Family For Mistreatment.)

  7. At least Uncle Frank doesn't let Kevin watch a violent film that later scares him when he's alone and even he claps for Kevin at the hotel.

  8. 11:40 "there's nothing bad to say about this guy"… if memory serves me right, didn't he forget his own kid in a funeral home

  9. What? You're listing Trump as good? And not REMOVING him from this review like Canada did with this year's showing of the film? As Greta would say, ""How DARE you!" XD

  10. Here's a suggestion for good to evil Ben 10. I've been rewatching the show and it has a pretty good list of characters you can say are good, evil, and neutral.

  11. I agree with the Hotel people being some of the most evil characters. He's a nine year old kid yet they are automatically suspicious of him and treat him like a thief…? Lol he's a little boy why is their first reaction "this boy is a criminal!" instead of like "huh, where's this boy's parents, maybe we should talk to him"

  12. Romans 3:23
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    Hebrews 9:27
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    Isaiah 64:6
    But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
    Revelation 21:8
    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    Romans 5:8
    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    John 14:6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Romans 10:9-10.
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    John 5:24
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    1John 5: 10-13
    He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
    And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
    Ephesians 2:8-9
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    Romans 8:1
    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

  13. You put Kevin’s mom as evil, but she gave up her trip to Paris, sat in an airport for like 18 hours, offered everything on her, just so she could see Kevin was alright

  14. I feel like you did mess up there a bit at the good spectrum: Kevin is a good person but being that he is a kid, he is still fiendishly clever in his traps and torture methods. I feel like Kevin is more of a chaotic type of good, with quite a bit of neutralism in there: he doesn’t always act with goodness in mind: he was too impatient in the second movie to even wait to put batteries in his sound recorder, and goes out of his way to do things he isn’t supposed to do at first, like watching movies he was told not to, or staying up late.
    I do not think you’re giving John Candy’s character enough credit: he may be an adult, but he willingly goes out of his way to take this lady he doesn’t even know back home to her son. And so on.

    Oh yeah aLSO Uncle Frank is also worse than the criminals no doubt, why? Because he’s uncle *fRaNk*, and FRANKLY the worst.

  15. tommy gun don't guy doesn't count? I distinctly remember figuring out no more than 4 seconds into seeing Harry that he was a cop inpersonator only a year after the first movie came out yet never knew rob schnieder was in this until now

  16. It's kinda funny that old man Marley is probably exactly what Kevin would've been in 50+ years if he didn't forgive his family

  17. I thought it would be obvious to everyone that the most evil character is Kevin McAllister. I mean instead of just calling the cops, he decides to torture the burglars with sadistic death traps. Don't be fooled by the seemingly innocent eyes and boyish charm of Kevin, he is a jerk and had he not been a minor, he would've been trialed and convicted in the court of law.

  18. …so the cop WAS Harry?🤔 I never knew that! ALL this time, I SERIOUSLY thought that it was Joe Pecsi playing two different characters in the movie!

  19. Kate McCallister: what kind of a mother am I?
    Me: it took you that long to figure that out.
    I like this because an eight year old Kevin can fend for himself and Buzz would probably be freak out if someone broke into the house.

  20. Happy Holidays everyone!😁😊👍
    For the next Good to Evil, fingers crossed for We Bare Bears.
    I'd love to see where Grizz's placed.

  21. Stranger things good to evil:
    Eleven
    Joyce byers
    Bob newby
    Dustin
    Benny hammond
    Mike
    Will Byers
    Jonathan
    Nancy
    Barbarah holland:good
    Lucas
    Robin
    Steve Harrington
    Xerif Jim hopper
    Max
    Murray
    Erica sinclair
    Alexei
    Kali s gang
    Kali
    Troy and james
    Axel
    Bruce Lowe
    Billy hargrove
    Mayor kline
    Connie frazier
    Dr.Martin Brenner
    General ozerov
    Grigori
    Demogorgon
    The Mind flayer

  22. Well Remember when Harry said “I have a gun in my pocket it will be in your mouth” if really wanted to kill Kevin then why didn’t he do it when he had the chance. Also his partner when Kevin threw a brick at him he would have been died immediately

  23. The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants good to evil next.

    Good: George and Harold

    Neutral: Mr. Krupp

    Evil: Melvin

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