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.