Home alone is absolutely dominating Disney+ right now. With the holiday season upon us, many families rush to the streaming platform to watch their favorite movies as part of annual traditions. McCaulay Culkin’s classic is apparently at the top of the list. On the Disney+ home screen, Home alone stands proudly there in the first track. So it could be a situation where people are just reminded and act accordingly. But so much talk online about some Christmas classics being hard to get or stream lends some credence to the idea that people are just in the mood for the wild antics and delightful charm of the old movie. Disney surely doesn’t mind, as the holiday season has typically proven to be a big moment for the streamer.
In the past, Joe Pesci has spoken to HUMAN BEINGS about another follow-up, and he believes it would be “difficult to recreate” the innocence and success of the original series of films. “Although you never say never, I think it would be difficult to recreate not only the success but also the overall innocence of the originals,” Pesci said near the 30th anniversary of Home Alone 2. “It’s a different time now; attitudes and priorities have changed in 30 years.”
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Pesci also revealed that the run-ins with Kevin left him with some injuries that he might not want to take on at this age. Harry and Marvel were put through the wringer in that movie. Especially when Harry’s head was lit on fire and triggered a light bulb.
“In addition to the expected bumps, bruises and general pain that you would associate with that particular kind of physical humor, I suffered severe burns on the top of my head during the scene where Harry’s hat is set on fire,” Pesci said, noting that he performed the stunt himself. “I was lucky enough to get professional stuntmen to do the real heavy stunts.”
Those who flock to Disney+ may not know about the spiritual sequel to the film that came out last year, Home Sweet Home Alone: “Max Mercer is a mischievous and resourceful youngster who has been left behind while his family is in Japan on vacation. So when a married couple trying to retrieve a priceless heirloom set their sights on the Mercer family home, it’s up to Max to protect it from the trespassers… and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep them out. Hilarious hijinks of epic proportions ensue, but despite the absolute mayhem, Max realizes that there really is no place like home, sweet home .”
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