Disney Plus has revealed the first trailer for its Home Alone revival, with the less Google-friendly title of the home sweet Home Alone. Technically, it is the fifth Home Alone film in the franchise, following the first two films you may know and love, the third from the Culkin-free 1997 You Might Like It, and the two straight-to-DVD ones from All of Us. Try not to think about it.
The trailer, however, does not extremely hit the mark. It seems…acceptable.
On paper, Everything Home Sweet seems to fit in with Home Alone: Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates as the boy who finds himself alone, while Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney play husband-and-wife thieves whom they have to deal with. Must be brutalized in creative ways because they invade his home. The other cast includes Aisling B as the family’s mother, and Buzz from the original films makes a cameo in the trailer, which suggests a vast expanded fictional universe of boys to be left at home.
It’s not very funny. Reception on YouTube towards the trailer seems to be a bit mixed, ranging from around 2,600 upvotes to 1,900 downvotes at the time of writing. As one user puts it, “I’m curious to see how they can make this premise work in an era where everyone has a phone.”
Watch the trailer below, then keep reading if you want to hear us complaining about it a little more:
Home Sweet Home Alone releases exclusively on streamers on November 12th — the same day Shang-Chi is streaming on Disney Plus.
And now: more complaints
There’s only one great Home Alone movie, and that’s the original. You might find the second or third fascinating, built on a foundation of nostalgia, and they definitely have their moments, but it’s basically a premise that gets worse the more often you do it.
What’s wrong about this one based on the trailer is the lack of good jokes or charm. Young actor Archie Yates certainly proved himself to be a great cast member in Jojo Rabbit, but the protagonist here sounds like a bit of a sly posh British guy – he’s got ‘Big Early Harry Potter Movies kid actor’ energy . Comparing it to Macaulay Culkin is a tough break for anyone, however, the film was always facing an uphill battle in this regard.
Back to the trailer: This guy’s house is huge, and his parents can afford a family trip to Japan, even though they have about 40 kids. Should I feel sympathy for this child? Hell, I hope the thieves win – think how much insurance that place has. They can afford to lose some lamps and laptops to the victims of lack of funds.
These are all criticisms you can make in the original Home Alone as well. We’re hesitating just because, on paper, it should look more fun than the trailer. Along with Kemper and Delaney, Rick and Morty’s Chris Parnell and Veep’s Timothy Simmons are among the supporting players – so where’s the laughter?
Hopefully the hard edges of the original haven’t been sanded all over – it looks too traditional and unflattering. We won’t be shelling out a lot of money if there’s a big twist hidden in this teaser (imagine that the thief was secretly the boy’s real parents, and he only found out when he put them in jail – which is a lot of fun). Will ruin Christmas) )
When you’re criticizing something aimed at kids, there’s arguably an element of punching it down—but Home Alone has more baggage than that, as the target audience tends to be between younger audiences and older fans of the movies. is divided.
Still, we hope kids watch it and have a great time – and that includes kids up to age 40.
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