Macaulay Culkin Hilariously Responds To ‘Home Alone’ Reboot

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film
Published 08.08.19

Macaulay Culkin has responded to the Home Alone reboot and it was absolutely hilarious.

News broke over the weekend that Disney would be rebooting various film properties – Home Alone being among them – in what they tactfully referred to as a “reimagining”.

Obviously “reimagining” is simply just a less tainted version of “reboot” and Disney chief Bob Iger was purely trying to ward off ill will before the November release of the Disney streaming service, Disney+, but that hasn’t done much to avoid one or two eyebrows being raised.


I say that, people more or less don’t care about the prospect of the likes of Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid being rebooted, since I can almost guarantee that they’re nobody’s favourite films, but the sort-of Christmas classic Home Alone is a bit of a cultural triumph for some.

It’s been 27 years since we last saw Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McAllister having to fend for himself while fighting off intruders and let’s be honest, we’ve all wondered what he’s up to now, rather than wondering what a modern-day version would be like.


Well, responding to the news, Macaulay Culkin posted on Twitter his own answer of what Home Alone would look like now and it’s brilliant…

I’m always dubious of people you use a mouse with their laptop, but use the laptop surface as the mouse pad. Just off. Use the trackpad.


I mean surely that’s the way to go about a new Home Alone? Just get Macaulay Culkin back in and see what he would do.

Obviously if a 10-year-old was left at home over Christmas, they’d just text their parents and get them to come back.

God I don’t know, just don’t make the kid a hacker. Just don’t do it. No one wants to see that and it’s no fun to watch some nerd “breaking into the mainframe” to ward off nasty burglars, coding his way out of danger.


I say “his”, the kid’s definitely going to be a girl, which is obviously fine and good, but will inexplicably attract some angry comments on Twitter from a pack of virgins.

I also strongly suspect Macaulay Culkin will show up in some capacity – if not as an older Kevin – but I will cringe if there’s a shot to a newspaper clipping or something like that referencing the original films.

We’ll have to wait and see.

Images via Twitter, Fox