The Walt Disney Company announced hours ago that it intends to reproduce the famous film “Alone in the Home” (Home Alone), not to show in cinemas but through its new service “Disney Plus” which will be launched in the United States next November and in Britain 2020.
It is a service that Disney aims to compete with content companies with digital broadcasting services, led by Netflix of course.
Not to prejudice the legacy of the nineties
If you are from the seventies, eighties and even nineties, you will know very well the importance of the film "Alone in the House" in the memory of all of his contemporaries. The work, released in 1990 - as simple as the plot - was an event and a sign that left an impact on the lives of the public until it became a Christmas film recorded.
It revolves around an eight-year-old boy whose family accidentally forgets him at home and travels for a holiday in a distant town, while some thieves plan to steal the house, forcing the spoiled child to confront them alone.
On the one hand, Oscar and the Golden Globe, on the other hand, earned more than $ 476.7 million from a total budget of only $ 18 million, making it the highest-grossing comedy in the history of cinema and calling on the industry to invest in other parts of it. later.
Does Disney capture the world?
Disney's "Home Alone" is not the only one that Disney has announced to reproduce. According to Disney chief executive Bob Egger, they plan to reproduce other films such as:
#Disney hoping to re-imagine the likes of Night at the Museum, Home Alone, Cheaper by the Dozen, Wimpy Kid as Disney + programming. Some of biggest franchises in #Fox history are now no longer viewed as viable theatrical properties. Times have changed.- Brent Lang (@BrentALang) August 6, 2019
"Night at the Museum", "Cheaper by the Dozen", and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," especially as they paid $ 71 billion Huge movie library "Fox Studios" .
Eger explained that Disney is aiming to reproduce the films, which earned huge revenues at the time of their release, to ensure a strong start to their new broadcast service. As for the forecasts, the New York Times reports that Disney expects total subscribers from 60 million to 90 million by 2024, the same year that it will start earning what it spent in the early years.
The most important money or memories?
So far, no details about the new versions or their participants have been published, although Games Radar has stated that the goal of reproduction is not only to make money, but to offer the old content to the modern generations.
As soon as the news spread, there was a huge controversy on social media platforms, especially with regard to the film (Home Alone), where the reactions of the public differed, among very few happy to see the work again 29 years after the issuance, and many disgruntled demanded Disney By lifting her hand from the classics of the nineties that they have long loved, stressing that some heritage must remain sacred without prejudice, although it seems tempting to invest in it.
Home Alone reboot script pic.twitter.com/AJ4sKoW7Ia- Chris Illuminati (@chrisilluminati) August 7, 2019
More importantly, the cynics saw such work as inappropriate for 2020, as the dilemmas of the heroes could be solved by moments with the presence of mobile phones and smart applications, hitting the plot in killing and ending it from the first minute of the film.
Will Disney rethink what it intends to do, or at least try to please the public with versions with appropriate modern processors, or will it continue to gasp behind the profits even if it cost them the loss of their lovers ?!