Christmas is almost here, which means you can turn on the TV at any time and likely see Home Alone. The classic holiday film starring Macaulay Culkin as eight-year-old Kevin McAllister continues to resonate with audiences, who hopefully understand that subjecting home invaders to paint cans in the head and burning door knobs would likely kill them. Partnering with Google to help promote the Google Assistant, Culkin stars in a new ad that shows fans what life is like for Kevin McAllister as an adult.
Now thanks to the Google Assistant, Kevin can order more aftershave online, set a reminder to wash the sheets he’s been jumping on, answer the door when the pizza delivery guy arrives (with an all-cheese pizza), adjust the temperature by turning up the scary furnace in his basement, and turn on ‘Kevin-mode’ in his house, which locks the doors, plays music, and turns on the electric train carrying cardboard cutouts to make his house look full of people. Take that, Wet Bandits.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) December 19, 2018
The new ad is a shot for shot remake of key scenes of the famous film, including Culkin eating his microwave macaroni and cheese dinner on Christmas Eve, a meal we now realize as adults is really practical. It’s busy being an adult.
The ad is a hilarious and nostalgic look back at the beloved Christmas movie, but it still doesn’t answer the one burning question we’ve had for 28 years: what did the McAllisters do for a living that they could afford this house and a trip for the whole family to go to Paris?
Culkin appeared on The Ellen Show earlier this year and discussed his famous Christmas movie, revealing that yes, it is annoying when people ask him to do ‘the face’ and no, he doesn’t watch the holiday movie when it’s on TV every year.
The new ad for Google Assistant isn’t the first time Culkin has revisited the beloved Christmas film. In 2015, Macaulay teamed up with filmmaker Jack Dishel for a five-minute YouTube video that showed Macaulay as an adult Kevin McAllister who now suffers from anxiety and PTSD caused by being forgotten by his family and being forced to defend his home from invaders during Christmas. It’s much more R-rated than the new Google ad.
The new Google ad is the second shot of nostalgia in the past week from child actors. Earlier this month, Fred Savage reprised his role as the grandson from The Princess Bride while helping Ryan Reynolds promote Deadpool’s return to the theatre in Once Upon A Deadpool. You don’t talk smack about Nickelback to a Canadian, Fred.