In a year when familiar franchises all roared back to life with critically acclaimed and fan-beloved installments — new (and good) Mad Max, Star Wars, and Rocky in one year is a pretty amazing trifecta — who’d have thought we’d get excited about the prospect of a Home Alone sequel, however unofficial? The franchise which began strong with a popular first movie made one big misstep along the way: replacing Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin and Wet Bandits Harry and Marv with newer, more forgettable leads in the mistaken assumption that any kid, and any crooks, would do.
Mac, if I may call him that, schooled us all a week ago when (without specifically naming any trademarked properties) he riffed on his character as a traumatized adult who’s used his PTSD from the home invasion incident to refine his McGyver-like booby-trap skills. And now Daniel Stern has gotten in on the action with a response video—though despite his Saw-like trappings, this older, wiser Marv is closer to Heather Donahue from The Blair Witch Project, because he knows just what Kevin has grown up to become, and he knows he’s next on the hitlist.
And just as he desperately wants Harry to save him, we wait with equally bated breath to see if Joe Pesci will jump into the viral video fray, because don’t ever tell him, but we do in fact think he’s pretty funny.
DAMMIT WE SAID DON’T TELL HIM!
Seriously, I want to see the Psycho Kevin Home Alone sequel as a full-length movie now. Would you buy a ticket? Tell us — and the world — in comments below, and maybe someone can make it happen.