E.T., the Extra-terrestrial

E.T., the Extra-terrestrial

DVD - 2005
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A ten-year-old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2005, c1982
Edition: Full-screen ed
ISBN: 9781417065813
1417065818
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 in.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: E.T

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SPPL_Anna Mar 20, 2018

This probably speaks more to how easily stressed out I was as a child, but the part where the government people come for E.T. with the hazmat suits and everything colored my viewing experience so strongly that I haven't watched E.T. since.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Probably the best family movie ever made.

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green_cat_3454
Jan 13, 2018

I don't understand why this movie is a classic. The plot is weird, and E.T. is dorky and annoying. Also there is quite a bit more language and crude jokes than I would appreciate in this movie. Not a "classic" as everyone claims. Not recommended.

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UncommonDissent
Aug 03, 2017

A classic from a master director.

SaraLovesBooks May 31, 2017

I recently re-watched this film after having not seen it since I was a child. I truly disliked it. The special effects were impressive, but like so many films of the 1980's, the main character ruined it for me. Why were so many of the children of 1980's films such royal brats? I don't find it precocious; I find it annoying. I did like the oldest brother, and found him and his story far more interesting than his younger brother. I sympathized with the mom as well. I found E.T. the character as both creepy and annoying. There were touching moments within this film, but overall, I don't understand why this film is considered a classic. I wasn't particularly enamored of it when I was a kid, and as an adult, I find it practically unwatchable.

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 20, 2017

Didn't believe corny first contact film as a kid when it came out.
Why people want to watch rose tinted film back then?
Even I knew on European explorers, adventurers & settlers changed pre-industrial societies extrapolated into nothing good.
Easily understood US government's reaction to E.T given they did to many cultures & possibility of no resistance to new or mutated diseases via cross-contamination.

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TwilightBlue
Jan 19, 2017

Now nearly 40 years old - E.T. barely deserves a 2-star rating.

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Dolphin_0
Dec 11, 2016

I love this movie. One of the best movies i've ever seen.

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Libraryman1_0
May 02, 2014

Spielberg's masterpiece, a wonderous story of a boy Eliott, and his friendship with the title alien mixes the awe of science fiction and special effects with a poignant storytelling. There are many moments I could go into about this film that would be considered memorable, but my favorite of note, is the scene when the boys bicycling are suddenly lifted into the air and flying over the city. Pure magic that the movies provide. Second favorite, is Elliot and E.T's flight across the moon.

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Loved this movie at age seven, love it at age fourteen. Great and has one of my favorite scores to a movie next to Schindler's List.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

E.T.: Be good.

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Monolith
Jun 17, 2012

Michael: "Maybe it was an iguana." Elliot: "It was NO iguana." Michael: "Maybe, um - you know how they say there are alligators in the sewers?" Gertie: "Alligators in the sewers." Mary: "All we're trying to say is, maybe you just probably imagined it. It happened..." Elliot: "I couldn't have imagined it!" Michael: "Maybe it was a pervert or a deformed kid or something." Gertie: "A deformed kid." Michael: (mockingly) "Maybe an elf or a leprechaun." Elliot: "It was nothing like that, penis-breath!" Mary: (laughs in shock) "ELLIOT! Sit down."

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EowynThandawen
Feb 13, 2012

Ouch!
Micheal; No. No, it's a fake knife!

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lol
Feb 13, 2010

tis is da most gayest movie i've ever seen!!! obviously!

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blue_leopard_529
Feb 11, 2015

blue_leopard_529 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Explicit language.

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