Thursday, October 27, 2016

Retro Review: E.T. (1982)

Welcome to another installment of RETRO REVIEW, where we take a look at films made before the year 2000. Today, we'll be looking at Steven Spielberg's sci-fi fantasy, E.T.

In 1982, Steven Spielberg released E.T. and introduced me to the possibility of life on other planets. The film follows a young boy named Elliot who finds an alien and that's where the real adventure begins. Elliot, played by Henry Thomas, along with his brother and sister try to hide the creature from their mother, but it ends up getting sick after trying to get home. And when the government gets involved, things get a little crazy.

This was the first time I saw Drew Barrymore on-screen and her presence captivated me. She played Elliot's little sister, Gertie. One of my favorite scenes was when Gertie dressed up E.T. and taught him to talk. It was cute and endearing. Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore did an excellent job in their roles. Their characters stuck out the most to me. E.T. is definitely the film that helped make Barrymore a household name.

I was about five when I first saw E.T. and as a child, I thought he was a real alien. The visual effects of this movie were amazing to me. I also always wondered how those bikes were able to fly through the air. As I got older, it was different parts of the film that impressed me, such as the dialogue, which I thought was well written. Every time I heard E.T. say "phone home", my heart melted.

E.T. shows how the power of friendship can overcome any obstacle. Elliot and his friends using their bikes to help get E.T. home is a great example of this. Elliot and E.T. have a special connection and he does everything possible to get his friendly alien home. It was a sweet moment in the movie when Elliot realized that E.T. was still alive.

E.T. is a movie about friendship and love, which also has a cute alien. There's something special about this movie, which is hard to put it into words. It has a wonderful storyline, great direction and acting. If you are looking for a fun film about friendship and growing up, then this is the movie for you.

Lisa's Score: 9/10

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