First Glance: “Home Sweet Home Alone”

Soooo normally this would be one of those movies that I would say a quick “No Thank You” to and then move along. But there are a couple of things that stood out about the upcoming Disney+ original movie “Home Sweet Home Alone”. Sure, it’s title is cringe-worthy and the very thought of another “Home Alone” doesn’t exactly thrill the soul. But seeing young Archie Yates, who stole every single scene he had in 2019’s “Jojo Rabbit”, in the lead role brought a big smile to my face.

Advertising it as the sixth installment in the “Home Alone” franchise (yes, I suppose it is a franchise) isn’t the best sales pitch. I genuinely like the first two Macaulay Culkin led films, both directed by Chris Columbus and written by the late John Hughes. But everything after that was borderline unwatchable. So will this new installment play closer to the original two films or the abysmal last three? It’s hard to tell by the trailer. It’s basically a Christmas time copy of the first film but with a new setting. Still, with Archie leading the way I’m compelled to give it a shot.

“Home Sweet Home Alone” premieres November 12th on Disney+. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

8 thoughts on “First Glance: “Home Sweet Home Alone”

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  2. Good lord I didn’t know there were already five of them!! I was aware of a third and it being the final one. I just looked it up and I guess it was the final theatrically released one. And Scarlett Johansson was in it! ha! I had forgotten about that.

    I can easily skip all those and, like you, might summon enough interest because of Archie Yates. Yeah he was great in Jojo Rabbit

  3. I like Archie Yates and I like seeing Devin Ratray as Buzz but…. FUCK NO!!!!!!

    If I want a real Home Alone sequel, it should revolve around an adult Kevin McCallister just not doing well in life and he’s ill as he is unable to travel with the rest of his siblings as Buzz asks him to house-sit for him. Kevin says yes while he notices a kid around the neighborhood has been left home alone. Meanwhile, a bunch of criminals have come in and decide to wreak havoc as they’re joined by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern hoping for one last score. Instead, things extremely wrong as Kevin and the young kid decide to take matters into their own hands.

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