The First Brutal Reactions To The Diabolical ‘Home Alone’ Reboot Are In: ‘Dismally Unfunny’, ‘Absolutely Atrocious’

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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.

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.

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