Hands on Fire

So the other night, the crew was watching a non-holiday movie for a change, when a startling parallel jumped out at us. Pictured on the left is Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). On the right, Chris Columbus’ Home Alone (1990). Take a look:


Am I crazy, or does this seem intentional? It can’t possibly have been an accident. Chris Columbus was Spielberg’s one-time protege — even writing the screenplay for Gremlins, which Spielberg produced — so Columbus paying homage to his mentor isn’t so strange. But still, this is an odd reference to make in a children’s movie. A children’s movie about Christmas. Then again, Kevin McCallister is kind of a sick weirdo, so maybe it’s appropriate.

What do you think?


About JW

I've written about movies on the internet since 2009. Now mostly into the podcast game, talking about Christmas and movie soundtracks mostly. It's fun.
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