Disney+ Is Remaking Home Alone and Twitter Isn't Happy About It

Leave it alone, ya filthy animals

It seems like every day brings news that a movie classic close to our hearts is getting a reboot (ahem, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, we’re looking at you).

The latest? Everybody’s favourite Christmas movie, Home Alone.

Yep, Disney+ (a new streaming service set to launch Stateside in November, no word as to when it’ll be in the UK) announced that not only will Kevin and the gang be “reimagined for a new generation” but that they’ll be joined by new versions of Night At The Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Cheaper By The Dozen too. Don’t worry, it’s okay if you need a minute to let this all sink in.

At the moment Disney+ is keeping relatively quiet about the whole thing and hasn't revealed any further details (or a release date for any of the 20th Century Fox classics they’re recreating). But you can be sure that we’ll be keeping our beady eyes peeled.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter reacted to the news in typical outraged fashion. And, to be fair, we’re kind of on board. As the old saying goes “if it ain’t broke, why the hell are you recreating all our favourite movies?!”.





Some users whipped out infamous gifs from the movie to demonstrate their angst towards the idea of the McCallisters being tampered with:




Others joked that thanks to modern day technology, this new version of Home Alone could actually be a pretty short film:



Several accused Disney of failing to have any new ideas and suggested they hire new writers:



Some general other disappointed fans:








However, there was one way that hardcore fans of the original Home Alone indicated they could be on board with a remake... and that was if it included Macaulay Culkin, star of the 1990 version of the movie, as a character:



Either way, and as much as we hate to admit it, we’ll probably still watch the reboot (if only so that we can join in with the Twitter brigade ranting about it afterwards).