I find this one quite better than the first. It was the most watched in our family when I was young, so it stuck I guess. There are a lot more traps in this one, more laughs and more adventure. Plus the beautiful views of New York! Great photography! Kevin is not home alone in this sequel, however, he takes the wrong flight when trying to keep up with his fast paced family who are late arriving to the airport. He takes a turn and heads for a flight to New York instead of Miami. There, his great adventure begins. After living it up for a while with his dads credit card, Kevin comes in contact with the two burglars from the first film, again. Only this time, they catch him several times. Kevin is smart enough to escape and becomes friends with a "Pigeon Lady" who keeps each other company. He decides to stop in at an uncles house who are renovating and turns the place into a huge trap to catch the bad guys. His mom later finds him after countless hours of searching, only to be reunited at the end spending Christmas in a gorgeous New York hotel with his whole family. There is more violence than the original (throwing bricks and hitting a burglar in the face several times, being hanged on a hook, being blasted by an iron, violently electrocuted to the point of seeing his skeleton...and so much more), more language (mainly name calling like "horses @ss" but nothing over the top). Better traps, a good story and LOTS of laughs. It is much scarier and darker than the first so only mature kids with a sense of humor should see it.