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Macaulay Culkin Returns to His Home Alone Roots for Google's Newest Ad

Messing with Harry and Marv just got a lot more hands-free.
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Keep your other smart devices, ya filthy animal. Google Assistant teamed up with Macaulay Culkin to recreate some of his most iconic scenes from Home Alone, 28 years after the film's original release. And this time, while shaving and ordering pizza come a little more naturally to the 38-year-old actor, Google Assistant apparently makes foiling a good ol' fashioned home robbery a lot more hands-free.

As it turns out, not much has changed over the years. In the ad, Culkin's Kevin is up to the same routine: bed jumping, shower time, and dinner before setting Operation Kevin into motion. Seriously, everything from the house exterior to the wallpaper is spot on.

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The difference is now, Google has Kevin's logistics covered. He can use Google Assistant to lock his door and operate his robot vacuum. While that's all fine and good, I can't help but feel that there's something a little more authentic about a 10-year-old stopping a home invasion the way it's supposed to be done: by hand. Show me a automated system that can launch a paint can from the top of the stairs to take out Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, and I'll throw all my money at you.

Regardless, it's good to see Culkin back in action. Now to check in on that Stoned Alone remake that was in the works. What's good, Ryan Reynolds?

This story originally appeared on Esquire.comMinor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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Justin Kirkland
Justin Kirkland is a writer for Esquire, where he focuses on entertainment, television, and pop culture. Prior to Esquire, his work appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today. He is from East Tennessee and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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