ET The Extra-Terrestrial is a movie that holds up over time. Parents still show this to their kids and they keep releasing it without special gimmick editions. (Although there was that time that they edited out the guns.) Since I didn’t know what to write about last time and didn’t have time to do anything today here’s some trivia about the movie, courtesy of ScreenCrush.
Here’s some more bonuses from me. The novelization of the movie, titled ET The Extra-Terrestrial In His Adventures On Earth claims ET is centuries old, which is squicky not because of his friendship with the kids but because the book also said he had a crush on Elliot’s mom. We also saw more into the characters’ heads and probably due to ET’s mild telepathy his combined with her own dealings with the father missing (I forget if it said he died or if they divorced) had her dreaming of ET. At some point I’ll get to that book in Chapter By Chapter, but I have the next installment already planned once I’m done with the current book.
There was also a sequel in book form, sort of. It’s called Book Of The Green Planet and Greg from Pop Arena (he was the one who got me the Godzilla 1985 clip for my Godzilla Versus King Ghidorah review) took a look at it if you want to check that out. His book reviews are really good, and not just his review of the “Wilderness” years of the Doctor Who novels. And if you want to know if the video game is as bad as people say, my Reviewers Unknown colleague TestZero did a review of that. The short version is no, but it’s still not very good.