On the outside, Home Alone is about a boy who has to defend his house from two criminals after being left behind on a family trip. But let’s cut the shit. Kevin wasn’t trying to save his house. He was trying to kill two men. Kevin takes pleasure in other people’s pain. He is a sadist.
Our first warning sign of Kevin being a totally dark-sided problematic child happens early in the movie when we see Kevin fully ecstatic about his parents “disappearing.”
Things are fun and games and mac ’n’ cheese…
…until the *real* Kevin comes out.
When provoked by two intruders, Kevin snaps.
Kevin makes a plan to kill the intruders. He sets up booby traps throughout his house. This is not the work of an innocent child. This is the work of a trained killer.
Welcome to hell house.
It starts off innocent enough. Kevin sets out ornaments for Marv to step on. Fine.
He ices the front steps. Okay.
But things take a darker turn when Kevin puts a hot iron on the door. How he thought of this? No idea.
In the back of the house, he sets up a blowtorch. He wants to essentially burn Harry’s head off.
Then, from short range, he shoots Marv in the head. His smile speaks volumes on the pleasure he’s getting from this.