On Front Page story re: Home Alone remake:
Interesting idea. Even though in many ways the story/concept is somewhat dated, (but the original very much remains a holiday classic.
Some things that definitely don’t carry over: (and not just the cell phone factor).
1.). The McAllisters’ giant “middle-class” mansion doesn’t seem to have any home security system.
2.). Nowadays Kevin would be less likely to eventually decide to talk to the creepy guy next door, even if they are sitting in a church. I mean I know the neighbor guy was really a nice person inside, but with nowadays’ (understandable) “stranger-danger” mindset there would probably be many more complaints about this subplot.
3.) Joe Pesci looks particularly untrustworthy in that scene where he casually wanders around the McAllisters’ home and asks if they’re about to go on vacation. I mean I know there’s huge bunch of kids running around and he’s dressed as a policeman, but IIRC Uncle Frank was there and didn’t seem the least bit concerned that suddenly out of nowhere this cop they’ve never seen before is in their house asking them lots of questions about where they’re going...
4.). There would no doubt be lots more issues over Kevin engaging in many, quite dangerous activities with no real consequences (particularly when he rides his sled down a staircase.)
Anyway, I guess i’ve made my point. (What was it again? Lol.)