‘Home Alone’ Reboot: How Disney’s Version Will be Different

The winter holidays wouldn’t be the same without the movie, Home Alone. With its all-star cast of Macauley Culkin, Joe Pesci, and Catherine O’Hara, the classic comedy lightens the winter air every year. But are fans of the original flick aware that Disney+ is releasing a reboot?

That’s right–another Home Alone. Most thought the plot had been exhausted by its several sequels. Nevertheless, Disney has refreshed multiple movies before. Can the company succeed with this one?

Macauley Culkin replicating the Home Alone facial expression
Macaulay Culkin attends the 2018 American Music Awards | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The original ‘Home Alone’ is a classic holiday movie

Without Home Alone, the winter holiday season wouldn’t be the same. Culkin’s screaming face sums up the comedy–Kevin McCallister gets a vacation from his overbearing family, but there is a cost to the 8-year-old’s wish.

Who would have thought a quiet suburban town has trouble? The “Wet Bandits” criminal duo, Harry and Marv, plan to rob the McCallister family home. Little do they know that a sly, clever kid was unknowingly left behind and now guards the house.

Kevin manages to fend off Marv and Harry through aggressive ploys, but it all comes down to the final fight. Meanwhile, his worried mother does everything she can to return home.

What will the Disney reboot look like?

Disney claims this film is an original. So, curious viewers speculate how much the family-friendly entertainment giant rewrote the story.

Viewers primarily noted the different title: Home Sweet Home Alone. The plot offers a familiar take on the original; it follows Max Mercer, a “mischievous and resourceful” child left behind by his vacationing family.

Instead of the clumsy criminal tag team, Home Sweet Home Alone involves a married couple that wants to steal a family heirloom; Max is left to protect it from the trespassing couple.

Saturday Night Live cast members, Mikey Day and Kenan Thompson are involved with the flick. Day co-wrote the script and Thompson will star in the movie. Their presence offered relief to fans of the original Home Alone because they are concerned that Disney will damage the classic.

The new film is exclusively distributed by Disney+. Subscribers have the chance to view it on Nov. 12, 2021.

‘Home Alone’ sequels 3-5 failed

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was a decent success. The original actors reprised their roles. Kevin and his family rush through the airport for their next family vacation, but he accidentally boards a flight to New York. Kevin finds his father’s credit card and lives it up in the big city.

Kevin stays at the Plaza Hotel and the Wet Bandits return as the “Sticky Bandits” after escaping prison. When they see Kevin, they intend to get revenge for landing them in jail.

Most viewers adore this sequel but aren’t attentive to films three through five. The third film does not star the well-known Culkin, which contributed to its flop. The plot is almost identical to the first movie and received poor ratings. The fourth and fifth films were not well-received either.

After the box office failures, fans of the original Home Alone thought all remakes drove themselves into the ground. Now, many are complaining about the Disney-produced remake. But the studio isn’t afraid of reboots and sequels.

According to Deadline, Disney+ is working on revamping Cheaper by the Dozen, Night at the Museum, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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