'Home Sweet Home Alone' Trailer: Fans diss the reboot, call it 'unecesssary'

While some fans missed Macaulay Culkin in the reboot of the original classic, others rejected the need for a reboot altogether


                            'Home Sweet Home Alone' Trailer: Fans diss the reboot, call it 'unecesssary'
Macauley Culkin, who played Kevin McCallister in the original movie, is replaced by Archie Yates as mischievous Max Mercer in the reboot (Disney)

Disney dropped the trailer of the new 'Home Alone' movie sparking all kinds of reactions from fans. While some fans missed Macaulay Culkin in the reboot of the original classic, others rejected the need for a reboot altogether. 'Home Sweet Home Alone' is set to premiere on November 12, 2021, exclusively on the Disney streaming service.

The reboot version stars Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Ally Maki and Chris Parnell. It's written by Saturday Night Live's Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.

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Macauley Culkin, who played Kevin McCallister in the original movie, is replaced by Archie Yates ('JoJo Rabbit' fame) as mischievous Max Mercer. Mercer is a 10-year-old resourceful boy left behind to defend a family home from a married couple (Kemper and Delaney) attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom. To fans excitement, one member of the McAllister family also shows up in the reboot. Devin Ratray is a grown-up Buzz in police uniform.



 

 

'I will only watch the new home alone if they make Macaulay Culkin one of the villains'

Some fans were disappointed over not seeing Macaulay Culkin in the reboot. One such fan tweeted, "Whoever decided to make another Home Alone and not cast Macaulay Culkin as grown up Kevin McCallister the burglar, a hardened criminal whose only respite from his nightmarish flashbacks involves recreating his old trauma through violent home invasions, needs to be fired" Another wrote, "i will only watch the new home alone if they make Macaulay Culkin one of the villains" One tweet read, "Just saw the trailers for the Home Alone reboot and the Scream sequel. … can’t help but think that if Sidney Prescott teamed up with Kevin McAllister, she’d be fine."



 



 



 

 

Some fans, on the other hand, compared the reboot to the original and slammed the makers for 'ruining such a classic'. One fan said, "so this is literally just home alone with less scary villains? it's just the plot of home alone. he's home alone, etc. his family's like "oh no, the kid! we left him home! alone!" Another tweeted, "can someone tell me WHO thought it was a good idea to make a new version of Home Alone?? can we leave this masterpiece alone maybe??" One tweet read, "Ugh… Why? This new Home Alone looks so unnecessary, recycling the same beats, but safer with the robbers less scary & the kid less sweet. Just watch the original again, it’s a perfect, timeless film" Another person tweeted, "I don’t know what Disney+ was thinking about rebooting Home Alone of all movies cause the plot of the original film wouldn’t work in 2021 with all this new technology"



 



 



 



 

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