E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Gets A Sequel (Sort-Of)


You count on the Superbowl to be filled with can’t-miss commercials. The truth is many individuals tune in to the yearly occasion simply to see them, but it surely hasn’t actually been a factor through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Which will change although after yesterday. Through the broadcast American digital cable supplier Xfinity aired a four-minute lengthy industrial that’s being known as a sequel to the hit 1980’s movie E.T. The Further-Terrestrial. 

Within the industrial, E.T. returns to Earth to go to with a grown-up Elliot (who’s as soon as once more performed by Henry Thomas). At first the alien is confused when he sees two children enjoying within the snow who appear like Elliot and his sister within the unique movie, however they’re actually a middle-aged Elliot’s two children. 

“You got here again,” Elliot says to E.T. earlier than welcoming his previous good friend into his household’s house. Through the quick movie Elliot tells E.T. that “So much has modified because you have been right here,” as he exhibits him the web and different new innovations. E.T. tries out tobogganing and watches a movie on T.V., however there are additionally callbacks to the unique movie such because the alien consuming Reese’s Items. He even takes Elliot’s children flying on their bikes, earlier than he goes again to his spaceship and returns house. The John Williams rating additionally brings again reminiscences of the unique movie. 

In a launched assertion, Henry Thomas says “The viewers goes to get every thing they need out of a sequel with out the messy bits that would destroy the great thing about the unique and the particular place it has in individuals’s minds and hearts. It’s actually a win-win. Trying on the storyboards, I might see precisely why Steven was actually behind it, as a result of the integrity of the story isn’t misplaced on this retelling.”

Steven Spielberg, who directed the unique movie, didn’t have something to do with creating the industrial, however was consulted all through the method.

The industrial will likely be proven in theatres till the brand new yr forward of latest launched, however solely within the US, which is smart since Xfinity is barely an American supplier. A shorter model may even air on TV through the vacation season.

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