Written October 01, 2016
Whenever I have a chance to see this movie on the big screen, I go. I first saw E.T. in the theater when I was five in 1982. To this day, it still is my favorite movie of all time. Star Wars IV is a close second, but no other movie held such emotion for me as a child and to this day, when I watch it, those old feelings come back. No other movie can do that for me.
I saw the 20th anniversary edition 10 years ago with the infamous walkie-talkies-instead-of-guns CGI updates and while it still brought up some of that emotion, it wasn't the movie I grew up with. Now with the re-release for 30 years, the guns are back and so is the film I cherished deeply. The film transfer looked great. The sound was phenomenal. And nothing was lost in terms of E.T.'s magic, wonder and humor. If you're looking for a first-time movie experience for your children, and one that will change the way they view movies, possibly even change the way they view life, I would recommend it above all others.
Written April 24, 2017
The whole movie will keep you going will never put you to sleep. it is such a fascinated. The writter "Dee Wallence" is a great movie director the actor is great. This is something for everyone to check out if you love science fiction it is a touching story. I highly recommend it to everyone. must go see too bad it is only for on day at the theather. but you can watch it on DVD though.
Written September 25, 2016
I was not lucky enough to see E.T. while it was in theaters so I jumped at the chance to see it during the special re-release. What actually turned out to be an HD play back from a Dish Network DVR and not a digital theater copy or anything special. The sound was great but the picture was just the same as watching it at home.
If the tickets were discounted in some way for a lackluster presentation then this might be worth but full price admission was a too much for what was provided. Wait and catch the blu-ray release of E.T. at home instead. And you may want to wait on the future Fathom Events presentations of classic films until the price of admission goes down or there are special perks like free popcorn and/or posters.
Written August 29, 2016
It had been 30 years since I had last seen E.T. in a theatre, so it was great to see it on the big screen again. The quality of the image and the sound was excellent. I applaud the recent tendency to have newly restored movies displayed in theaters not long before they get released on Blu-Ray. One simply does not get the same experience at home as one does on the big screen.
I think these events would get rather better attendance if the publicity about them was better (I happened to catch a matinee showing as this was shown the same day as the Presidential Campaign Debate in the evening). The matinee audience was somewhat thin. Perhaps spreading the word a bit more and perhaps showing it on two evenings in a row would be better.
Written August 27, 2016
E.T. is still a celebration of childhood and its innocence. With a child's faith, Elliot coaxed E.T. to his home, was completely open and friendly to him, and took care of him. Then he helped him go home again. From the Reese's pieces to the wonderful closet full of toys, to the simple objects they brought E.T., it was a kid's world.