In place of Macaulay Culkin, comes mop-top newcomer Linz, and in place of Pesci and Stern, a quartet of similarly stupid espionage thieves. What remains the same is yet another chain of 'ouch that hurt' cartoon set-pieces. The first two films saw Kevin inadvertently left alone because of mistakes made by his preoccupied parents. Here writer/producer John Hughes has manufactured a situation whereby Alex, suffering from chicken pox, is intentionally left at home by his working parents. This low-IQ nonsense is becoming very tiresome.