Kevin McCallister is the main protagonist of the 1990 Christmas comedy film Home Alone and its 1992 sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Why He Rocks
- He is one of John Hughes' most memorable characters.
- He is a very likable and relatable protagonist.
- Unlike the rest of his family, he is rather kindhearted and sensible.
- He proves multiple times how mature and responsible he is.
- He is wise beyond his years for the most part, as he helps others with their problems by giving them great advice.
- Character development: While this is understandable and fairly justified, considering the fact that none of his family members respect him, he is fed up with them and wishes that he will never see them again for the rest of his life. After being left behind, he enjoys his freedom and being alone, only to realize how lonely it felt to him and to acknowledge that he didn't appreciate his family.
- He has his funny moments, especially at the start of the first film.
- He is very creative and intelligent, as he develops elaborate traps to defeat Harry and Marv on his very own, which is very impressive and talented.
- Macaulay Culkin does an excellent job portraying him in both films.
- Especially where his scream is very comedic and memorable, a staple of the first two films that makes the series itself iconic and recognizable.
- He makes a return as an adult in Jack Dishel's web series :DRYVRS, where he appears to have become traumatized due to the trauma that he went through in the first two films, which has caused him to become violent towards anyone who he believes is a home invader.
- He makes another return in a 2018 Google Assistant video, in which he enacts several decisions to when he was left home alone in the first film.
- Although this is understandable for someone his age, he can be rather mischievous and rebellious.
- Given that he is still a kid, and despite his talents, he can lack some common sense in both films like kids usually do.
- Even though he is the protagonist, some of his traps against Harry and Marv in both films (the second film in particular) can be over-the-top levels of cruelty and shows how painfully lucky he can be (ex: throwing four bricks at Marv). Where the aforementioned antagonists are fools that are utterly ineffectual.
- Sadly, while remaining a likable character in Home Alone: Taking Back the House, he became a punching bag who would get tormented horribly by Buzz and Megan, while being treated as a butt-monkey by his father and Natalie. Not only that, but he also loses his personality in that film, going from a mischievous, but likable character, to a bland character that doesn't live up to the spirit of his original character in the first two films.
- In the fourth film, he isn't portrayed by Macaulay Culkin, but Mike Weinberg instead, who lacks the charm that he had in the first two films.
- Kevin returns in Home Alone: Taking Back the House, and is portrayed by Mike Weinberg.
- Kevin's Birthday is November 3rd, making his sign Scorpio.
- Macaulay Culkin reprised his role as an adult Kevin from 2015 to 2017 in the web series :DRYVRS and in 2018 in a Google Assistant video.
Kevin in :DRYVRS
Kevin in Home Alone Again with the Google Assistant