(Washington Examiner) -- I watched the first two "Home Alone" movies over Christmas. They're great fun. But I worry that if the movies had been made today instead of in the 1990s, they might be sanitized in favor of political correctness. Here are three elements from each of the two movies that I fear wouldn't make it into a 2018 production.
1) The gunfire sound in the "filthy animal" pranks
Early on in the first movie, Macaulay Culkin's character, Kevin McCallister orders a pizza. But he senses an opportunity to play a little prank. Kevin uses dialogue from a fictional movie to threaten and then simulate a gun attack on the driver. The driver is shown stumbling through the snow in desperate fear for his life. The scene is replicated in "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" by a simulated gun attack on the staff of The Plaza hotel. The scenes are extremely amusing and should be uncontroversial for the fact that the gunfire is only sound from a movie. But I worry that producers today would hesitate in face of anti-gun activists. As an extension, I also worry that the producers would leave out the scene in the first movie in which Kevin shoots the two burglars, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), with his BB rifle. Before you get to point 2, watch the two scenes below.
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