Home Alone fans have been bitterly disappointed with the new trailer for Disney’s controversial reboot, Home Sweet Home Alone – with Kildare native Aisling Bea set to play a key role.
The iconic Christmas movie is a favorite of millions, with Macauley Culkin’s portrayal of Kevin McAllister causing a one-minute laugh in the 1990 film.
The franchise has since spawned four sequels, including the Lost in New York sequel and two direct-to-TV options, the most recent of which was in 2012 with Home Alone ‘: The Holiday Heist.
Nine years later, we get a reboot of the original, with Aisling Bea stepping in as the distressed mother of 10-year-old Max Mercer.
Chaos ensues when the parents fly to Japan, not realizing that Max is missing.
However, this time around, the reboot’s criminals are more reluctant than Home Alone’s thief duo, the Wet Bandits, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, who terrorized Macaulay’s character while trying to ransack his family home.
But everyone on these shores could talk about Bea’s British accent!
See what you think of the trailer here.
One user tweeted: “I think Aisling Bea The accent of in the new Home Alone is amazing actually and you guys are all terribly mean. She clearly embodies a person born in England, who was raised in French Polynesia and spent summers in Tír na nÓg.
Another added: “I don’t know what’s the worst thing about it. The funniest thing is definitely Aisling Bea trying not to sound Irish but still sounding Irish.
While a third said: “Guys, go Aisling Bea alone. She’s one of us and she’s making a dollar. Let us unite in our disappointment and project our collective anger towards her agent for putting her in this position. Hup Kildare! ”
Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed a sneaky appearance by one of the original actors of Home Alone.
About 45 seconds later, viewers spotted a police officer’s name badge – reading “McCallister” – before it was revealed as Devin Ratray, who reprized his character as Kevin’s older brother. , Kevin’s bully, Buzz.