‘Home Alone’ Star Daniel Stern Reprises Wet Bandits Role to Respond to Macaulay Culkin
This Home Alone revival just gets weirder and weirder. Recently, Macaulay Culkin reprised his role as Kevin McAllister from the classic holiday film for a YouTube short in which he plays a grown-up version of the character, now coping with PTSD and dreaming of taking revenge on the two robbers who traumatized him as a child. Now Daniel Stern has offered his own video response, reprising his role as Wet Bandit robber Marv to warn his old pal Harry that the kid is back and they’re in trouble.
In a video that’s just as dark (both literally and figuratively) as the :DRYVRS short Culkin appeared in, Stern revisits the role of Marv to tell Harry (played by Joe Pesci) that Kevin is back. “I saw it on the internet! The kid is coming to get us!” For all the trouble Marv and Harry caused for young Kevin in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the kid inflicted twice as much pain on the pesky criminal duo — so these guys have more reason to be afraid of Kevin than vice versa.
“He’s coming for all the home invaders and he’s gonna come get us,” Stern says while wearing a hoodie and seemingly living in fear of Kevin. We’re in the age of classic film and TV revivals, but hopefully this cute back-and-forth between Culkin and Stern doesn’t inspire some misguided studio exec to green light a gritty Home Alone movie update. Let’s just cherish the time we had with Kevin back in the day, and enjoy these very funny, very weird videos for what they are.