E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: Melissa Mathison
Cast: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert McNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote
Genre: Drama / Science Fiction
Region: United States
Released: 2002-06-20 (Mainland China) / 1982-05-26 (Cannes Film Festival) / 1982-06-11 (USA)
Length: 115 minutes / 120 minutes (extended version)
Also known as: Alien E.T. / Alien / ET / E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial / A Boy’s Life
Rating: IMDB 7.9 / Rotten Tomatoes 99%
Little Elliott (Henry Thomas) found a little alien who got lost by accident. He quietly took in the little alien and introduced him to his brother and sister. The children got along with the alien friendly, gave him chocolate, took him to the suburbs to find the traces left by his family, and were excited about the special functions of the little alien. Gradually, Elliott formed some kind of wonderful connection with the aliens, crossing the barrier of verbal communication.
But soon, the existence of aliens was known by adults, and a ruthless pursuit began. ET was caught in the laboratory, and little Elliott fell ill. The children became angry, and they organized themselves to rescue the aliens. Elliott also woke up under the inspiration of the soul and joined the rescue operation. Can they succeed?
“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is a 1982 science-fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, and Dee Wallace. The movie tells the story of a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas) who befriends a stranded alien who is trying to find his way back home. As Elliott and the alien, who he calls E.T., develop a close bond, they embark on a series of adventures to evade government agents and help E.T. return to his home planet.
The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $792 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film of the 1980s. It was praised for its emotional storytelling, memorable characters, and groundbreaking special effects. “E.T.” is considered one of the greatest films of all time and has been included on numerous “best movies” lists over the years.
The movie also had a significant cultural impact, inspiring a generation of young people and influencing popular culture in a variety of ways. The iconic image of Elliott and E.T. flying across the moon on a bicycle has become one of the most memorable scenes in movie history, and the film’s message of acceptance and friendship has resonated with audiences of all ages.