Written August 29, 2016
I remembered watching this movie as a child and being totally enraptured by the misty California nights and Elliot's unique experience with a lost and lonely alien. This movie is imaginative and absorbing even today. In this world of slick computer generated images it is nice to see how shockingly realistic animatronics appear. And I have to admit, this movie still makes me cry. Spielberg has an incredible ability to weave a spell in which the audience feels like they're present in the world he has created on the screen, connected to the characters they're watching. There are few movies made today that engage me in this manner; most of them I won't even remember after a few weeks. But E.T. is an enduring classic because it makes viewers care. This is a special gift that no one should pass up. I highly recommend this movie to children young and old. And if you have a chance to see it on the big screen, do not hesitate to do so!
Written July 25, 2016
I had never shown my 6 year old this movie because I had been hoping for the opportunity for him to experience the movie the way I had 30 years ago. The movie remains timeless and still captures the sincerity of the characters. My son laughed throughout the movie picking up on all the humor, and cried at the end - just like mom. We don't have many movies with boys as the main characters to it was a nice way for him to connect. It brought back a lot of memories for my husband and me. It was a wonderful family event to share and a wonderful opportunity.
Written August 26, 2016
There's nothing quite like a movie in a movie theater. Sure, it's fun to be able to watch at home, but the big screen makes a huge difference. What a treat to see a classic movie like E.T. in the theaters again!
Written June 27, 2016
This film hold up thrity years after it was originally released. It was great to see it in a theatre again. Thanks TCM and Fandango!
Written November 28, 2015
This is and will always be a wonderful film for the whole family. This was hosted, with their usual panache, by TCM, which always gives the film a little more Hollywood flair. Unfortunately, there seemed to have been relatively no publicity for the event, other than on TCM itself. Many patrons with children, with whom I spoke, said had they known, they would have gone to see E.T. instead of their more violent choice. The sad fact is not many viewers have higher tiers of cable, where Turner can be found.
I would like to see more of "where are they now?" Drew Barrymore, of course, we know, but the other "children", who were so naturally believable---what became of them ? And the quizzes are great fun too !
You need to bring more events to the Boston area with higher profile advertising.
Thanks for asking,