Home Sweet Home Alone has some extremely sweet moments. But this reboot/revival doesn’t even come close to the original movie and its sequel.
To be honest, it’s definitely an unnecessary sequel (you’ll need to watch to know why I used that word) that fail to give the franchise the flair it needs for a revival. It’s perfectly fine for a family night or a rainy/snowy Sunday, but make sure you watch the first movies.
In general, it’s a fun movie to watch. However, we all know and love Home Alone franchise as the kid who’s defending his house from criminals, that’s the condensed version. However, in this one, the setup took way too long and the reward, the comically implausible ways to injure another human being, was too short and not really rewarding.
On the other hand, I must give it to Archie Yates as Max Mercer. He did an excellent job as the kid at the center of the movie. Sadly, I’m not sure the script, or the production itself, were of any help. Thing is, the movie doesn’t commit hard enough to be silly fun, beyond a few chuckles.
Should you watch it?
An enjoyably bizarre combination of things that works surprisingly well until it remembers that this is supposed to be a Home Alone movie. My expectations were a bit higher for this one.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream Home Sweet Home Alone exclusively on Disney+ everywhere.