Reboots and remakes and sequels and spinoffs are inevitable. It’s just the lay of the land these days. The sooner you accept it, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy whatever Hollywood has to offer. Does the first trailer for The Book of Boba Fett make it look like it’s comprised of deleted scenes from The Mandalorian? Sureeee. But am I going to watch it instead of complaining that there are no more original ideas? Absolutely, because I like Star Wars and Boba Fett kicking ass. It’s really as simple as that.
But here’s the thing about Home Alone: it’s a kid’s movie. And kids don’t know the difference between a movie made in 2021 and a movie made in 1990 until they’ve already aged out of the main Home Alone demographic. Maybe I’ll understand when I become a parent, but if it were me, I’d simply show my kid the original and its sequel. Hell, I’d even lie if I had to and claim they just came out a couple of years ago. Parents, let me know if lying to your kids is a problem.
Nevertheless, Home Sweet Home Alone does, in fact, exist and it’s set to his Disney+ on November 12. Today is November 11 and the reviews just dropped, so let me tell ya a little inside baseball fact: when a review embargo lifts the day before or, even worse, the day a new movie/TV show premieres, it’s never a good sign.
— Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing! (@SleepyKittyPaw) November 11, 2021
Yeah, all the reviews are accurate, Home Sweet Home Alone is absolutely atrocious.
— Skyler Shuler (@SkylerShuler) November 11, 2021
The worst thing about YouTube removing the dislike button is that I won't be able to see all the dislikes for HOME SWEET HOME ALONE on every promo video
— Houston Coley (@blockbustedpod) November 11, 2021
This is after Home Sweet Home Alone got a 89k dislike ratio over 23k likes https://t.co/RIvSWwI7o2
— AjepArts (@AjepArts) November 11, 2021
— Radio Times (@RadioTimes) November 11, 2021
The problem isn’t that Home Sweet Home Alone is a remake, it’s just bad – reviewhttps://t.co/cnVrx0ZIH9
— Independent Arts (@IndyArts) November 11, 2021
HOME SWEET HOME ALONE is a weird, weird movie where the burglars are likable, decent people in a bad situation who have to contend with a truly despicable sociopathic kid. I admire the subversion, even though this isn't my kind of movie in general.
— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) November 11, 2021
— Consequence (@consequence) November 11, 2021
I didn't like #HomeSweetHomeAlone (the adults overshadow the kid and the grown-ups are sympathetic enough that I felt bad for them during the trap scenes), but I appreciate that it didn't try to turn HOME ALONE into some grand pop culture myth. It's just another HOME ALONE movie.
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) November 11, 2021
In case you do still have an interest in the film (nothing against a good ol’ fashioned hate-watch), Home Sweet Home Alone — which stars Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Pete Holmes, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell — hits Disney+ on Friday, November 12.