Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #322 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2011 at 4:19 AM

Movie #322 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

(1982, US, d. Steven Spielberg)

Disclaimer: I’m not going to be that harsh on this review frankly because I think this one of the best films ever made. But even better than that, it’s one of the most magical films ever made. Though we’ve seen a thousand rip-offs and inspirations since then, there is still something unique about this film: a rarity in that no matter how many spin-offs and unofficial remakes we have, they don’t even make this film’s tricks look old. It’s a film about childhood. It’s a film about growing up and overcoming obstacles. It’s a film about friendship, sometimes in unexpected places. It’s a film about family and its power no matter how big or small yours is. It’s a film about hope and wonder. It’s a film about the supernatural. Steven Spielberg directs one of those most classic films of all time here – an eternal claim to fame – about an unusual alien that stumbles into the backyard of a broken American family and particularly into the hands of a young boy named Elliot. It is a film so powerful, so wonderful, and so awe-inspiring, it grabs you by the collar and never lets go. An incredible demonstration of the power of film, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is a film you must watch. And if you have already, I’m sure you’ll watch it again.

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