The first trailer for Home Sweet Home Alone is out now, revealing the new traps and Christmas hijinks of Disney’s reboot, alongside the return of an original cast member. The new film will be the first in the franchise after 2012’s Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, with a cast led by Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates, with Rob Delaney, Ellie Kemper, Pete Holmes, and Aisling Bea. Home Sweet Home will premier exclusively on Disney+ on November 12.
Home Sweet Home Alone Is On Its Way With More Traps
Despite being a benchmark of modern Pop-culture, the Home Alone franchise has seen a lot of downs than ups lately. The original film which came in 1990 is certainly a classic, being one of the most popular Christmas films of all time. Its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York also has its fair share of supporters, however, the latest films in the series including Home Alone 3, Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House, and Home Alone: The Holiday Heist released to bad reviews, with the final two films not even releasing in the theatres.
From what’s revealed in the new trailer from 20th Century Studios, it seems that Home Sweet Home Alone might be a major return to form for the Home Alone franchise, including a memorable character. The trailer shows Max Mercer played Archie Yates, being accidentally left alone at home by his parents when they leave for their vacation during Christmas, only to face off against home invaders Pam and Jeff, played by Kemper and Delaney. There are various house traps, trampolines, and a cameo from the original movie’s Buzz McCallister who is a police officer now. Here’s the trailer:
Watching the trailer, it looks like the new Home Alone trailer is hitting almost every beat from the original films. This could be termed as bad by those looking for something new and fresh, but for a franchise that has seen a lot of disappointments in recent years, this seems like the right call. The original Home Alone ran on a simple formula, but it flourished on its creativity and cast’s talent. Delaney, Kemper, and Yates are a wonderful trio, and with them taking the lead, Hoe Sweet Home Alone could be the best film in the franchise in years.