Thursday, November 22, 2007

“E.T. Phone Home”
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is Steven Spielberg’s classic tale of love and friendship. This movie tells the story of a small alien left behind after his kind has to flee because a group of humans were approaching their ship. Elliot (Henry Thomas), a young boy, finds and befriends the lost alien. The Extra Terrestrial slowly, but not always quietly, as in the famous scene with Gertie (Drew Barrymore), gets familiar with all the members of Elliot’s family. Communication grows, as does a connection, between the boy and the alien. However, government officials are hurriedly attempting to find the hiding place of the outer-space visitor. E.T. builds a device to allow him to call home, but he is also becoming very ill and as a task force descends on the house and it appears the alien might be too sick and too late to ever return home. However, Elliot and E.T. escape and their famous bike chase ensues in which E.T. lifts them into the air over a roadblock. E.T.’s alien family returns and saves their comrade just in time.
This is definitely a movie everyone should see. It is a heart-warming science fiction tale of family, friendship and love. This movie is beyond doubt a classic and a quintessential family film. This is one of the best movies ever made; there is definitely a reason for its 41 awards. I would suggest everyone should watch this. Not everyone in our class, everyone in the world. You can enjoy this movie as a small child, a college student, a parent or a grandparent.

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