Home Alone Reboot Reveals Where Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin Is Now

By Michileen Martin | 6 seconds ago

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Not counting when he reprised the role of Kevin McAllister for a 2018 commercial, Macaulay Culkin left the Home Alone franchise behind after 1992’s Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. The story, however, didn’t forget about him. In the new Home Alone reboot Home Sweet Home Alone, we get to learn about exactly what Kevin McAllister has been up to since we last saw him. Spoilers follow for Home Sweet Home Alone — we consider you warned!

As reported by ComicBook, the Home Alone reboot makes it clear that Macaulay Culkin’s character has used the signature conflicts of his formative years to help make bank as an adult. The young protagonist of Home Sweet Home Alone is Max Spencer (Archie Yates of Jojo Rabbit fame), and when his neighbors Pam (Ellie Kemper) and Jeff (Rob Delaney) take a page from the Wet Bandits’ book and launch an incursion of Spencer’s home, the young hero is aided by his mother’s McAllister Home Security system. Kevin McAllister, all grown up, has apparently used his early experiences fighting off Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern to help other families make sure they never come home to find their houses flooded and robbed.

That isn’t all we learn about McAllister, however. While Macaulay Culkin doesn’t appear in the Home Alone reboot, another member of the McAllister clan does. In particular, Devin Ratray reprises the role of Kevin’s bullying brother Buzz, who is now a police officer. After responding to Pam and Jeff’s first attempt to break into the house, Buzz tells his fellow officers to ignore any more calls about a child being left alone without his parents. He tells the other cops about Kevin being left home during the holidays and explains, “He called in the 289 to mess with me. The idiot does it every year.”

So, it’s not a lot but the Home Alone reboot gives us at least a little bit of info about Kevin McAllister’s life after Home Alone 2: Lost in New York — or Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House, assuming you consider the film canonical. We know that Macaulay Culkin’s character is making money protecting homes, and that he still likes to pull pranks on Buzz. While the second piece of info isn’t particularly surprising, it’s good to hear nonetheless.

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If finding out how Kevin McAllister spends his holidays as an adult — or how he makes a living — was worth a Home Alone reboot all on its own, then you may not care what the critics have to say. Otherwise, Home Sweet Home Alone doesn’t seem to have made many fans among movie reviewers. The film is saddled with an embarrassing 17% score on Rotten Tomatoes. While often audiences and critics disagree, the audience score for the comedy is even lower, at 15%.

As for what Macaulay Culkin has been up to while avoiding the Home Alone reboot, the former child star just appeared in season 10 of the acclaimed anthology series American Horror Story. Culkin plays Mickey, a screenwriter seduced by the draw of fame and fortune. At no time during his appearances in the series was he forced to set Joe Pesci’s head on fire.