First released in 1990, Home Alone is still watched by many people, especially during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Because of its success, Home Alone was developed into a film franchise. Here are the films in the Home Alone franchise.
1. Home Alone (1990)
The film, starring Macaulay Culkin, tells the story of Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy. His status as the youngest of five children made Kevin a victim of the pranks of his brothers. One day, Kevin prayed that his entire family would disappear. The next day, Kevin finds that he is alone at home and thinks his prayers have been answered. In fact, Kevin was left at home by mistake. His whole family unknowingly leaves himself at home, while they go to France for a vacation. When Kevin was alone at home, at the same time there were two thieves who wanted to break into his house.
2. Home Alone: Lost in New York (1992)
The second film in the Home Alone franchise is again starring Macaulay Culkin. Home Alone: Lost in New York still tells the story of Kevin who is now missing at the airport. Kevin lost his family at the airport and he accidentally boarded a plane bound for New York, while his family boarded a plane bound for Florida. This film invites the audience to participate in Kevin’s adventures in New York and his meeting with old enemies, namely the two thieves who used to want to break into his house.
3. Home Alone 3 (1997)
Different from the previous two films, Home Alone 3’s story no longer focuses on Kevin. Starring Alex D. Linz, Haviland Morris, Olek Krupa, and Scarlett Johansson, this third film from Home Alone tells the story of a boy named Alex Pruitt. Because he was suffering from chickenpox, Alex was left alone by his family at home. At the same time, there are four international spies who have just completed their mission to retrieve a secret microchip. They hid the microchip in a remote control car, which unfortunately fell into Alex’s hands by mistake. The film then tells of the efforts of these international spies against Alex’s ingenuity.
4. Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002)
The fourth Home Alone film is back to tell the story of Kevin. However, the character Kevin is no longer played by Macaulay Culkin, but by Mike Weinberg. In Home Alone 4, Kevin is reunited with his old enemy, one of the thieves who wanted to break into his house in the first film. However, apart from meeting an old enemy, Kevin also met a new enemy that he didn’t expect before
6. Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)
Home Sweet Home Alone is the latest film in the Home Alone franchise to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar. The film, starring Archie Yates, Rob Delaney, Ellie Kemper, and Aisling Bea, tells the story of a boy named Max Mercer. He was accidentally left alone at home by his family who went on vacation to Tokyo. On the other hand, there is a husband and wife about to enter Max’s house which is thought to be empty. The two thought that Max had taken their prized doll.