Macaulay Culkin responds to news that Disney is rebooting Home Alone

goss 08/08/2019

Fans are expressing concern over Disney's plans to remake Home Alone, with even original star Macaulay Culkin poking fun at the idea.

Disney announced it'll be rebooting the classic family movie for its streaming service Disney Plus, with Night at the MuseumCheaper by the Dozen and Diary of a Wimpy Kid remakes also in the works.

The company, which owns franchises like Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar along with recently acquiring 20th Century Fox, is making billions remaking older properties such as The Lion KingAladdin and Dumbo.

But Home Alone may be a step too far, according to many social media users.

"Disney's recycled movie ideas are getting worse and worse," tweeted @NYCdeb8tr.

"Nobody wants this. Want proof? There are four sequels to Home Alone that nobody cares about," tweeted Sean Brett, host of a Bacon Knight's Preview Review.

"The first movie was perfect. No reboot or sequel will ever recapture the magic that was the original."

Released in 1990, Home Alone starred Macaulay Culkin as an eight-year-old troublemaker who has to protect his house from a pair of burglars when he's accidentally trapped home alone as his family flies off to a Christmas holiday.

Culkin, now aged 38, took to Instagram to poke fun at the remake announcement, with a very candid photo of him sitting on a couch with a laptop and takeout food.

"This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like," he captioned the snap, which garnered comical replies from the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Pornhub.

Culkin's post and some of the Twitter reactions are listed below.