Leave Home Alone...alone!

07 August 2019 | Jo Doverman
Some seriously disturbing news hit the headlines this morning… Disney has announced it’s going to remake Home Alone. WHAT?! We are SHOOK at Pic HQ.

The news did not go down well in the studio this morning, cries of expletives could have been heard for miles around I’m sure and I can’t even tell you how many people banged their heads against their desk.

We all know the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” so why, Disney and all those who are responsible for this absolute disaster, do you think it’s ok to reimagine an absolute 90’s classic? It’s not even that old yet, so I don’t think it even needs re-making when it’s basically in its infancy of existence. Home Alone 1 and 2 (but do NOT get me started on the shoddy attempt of Home Alone 3) are so wonderfully nostalgic and relatable to most generations to this day. Even those born post millennium can probably relate, what with the 90’s trend back in full force.

It’s arguably the best thing about Christmas time; cosying up on the sofa with a belly full of pigs in blankets and watching Macaulay Culkin run wild and fight off the pesky robbers/find his family in New York. It’s an absolute Christmas classic and should be left that way, untouched, brilliant and all out with 90’s nostalgia.

Not only is a Home Alone remake on the cards, Disney has also announced plans to remake Night at the Museum (again, why?! It’s so modern and new still?!), Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper by the Dozen. Reason for all this madness? Disney owns the franchises after it purchased the film studio 20th Century Fox in 2017 for a hefty sum. Plus, Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, launches in the US in November this year and will feature all of these remakes as and when they are produced. So, it’s one big money maker, basically.

I can understand the remakes of the cartoon Disney films, which includes The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Aladdin, Cinderella, The Lion King to name a few, and more controversially of late, Little Mermaid. Plus, Disney was happy for all the remakes to be created after he casually mentioned this in his will. The live action remakes are actually pretty decent too, so I can make peace with that. But Home Alone? Featuring real-life actors in relatively good film quality? Leave it alone I say!