E.T. directed by Steven Spielberg
Hey! today I had no idea of what to review and since I just watched this one I thought that I could use it.
Steven Spielberg has made some of the most famous films of the last decades, but one that surely stands out and everyone has heard of is E.T. the extra terrestial. Which tells the story of an alien lost in earth that comes into a little kid's life. That's the premise of this story, and now, even 30 years later, it is so full of life and tenderness that is hard not to re-watch it from time to time.
One of the most interesting things about this one is E.T. itself, because he actually is the main character of the story (Elliot, the kid, is obviously up there with E.T) but you don't usually get movies with a main character like this, that's reason number one to love this film. Reason number two: Drew Barrymore is like 3 years old in here and she is so adorable that you want to keep on watching that cute, scared, little girl that dresses poor E.T. up as if he was a doll. The friendship created between the kids (Elliot, and his two brothers) is so brilliantly portrayed that you don't need more than a couple of lines of dialogue to see how important they are for each other.
Steven Spielberg creates a great world with little more than some not really sophisticated special effects, and why is that? well, basically he had a hell of a story on his hands, and when you get that, it's very difficult to go wrong. But not only Spielberg gives E.T. the special thing that has kept the film alive. John William's score is also one of the most remembered of his works, and again the film and the score work as one perfect element that elevates the whole thing to the "family classic" level.
Indeed, there are bits of the film that nowadays look weird or funny, but this was made 30 years ago and I'm pretty sure it looked astonishing back then. No matter what, the only thing I think they should not have done is that corny rainbow at the end, had that taken that out, it would be much better. (This last thing is obviously a joke, even though I think that rainbow is hideous, the film is still great).
MadHatterSays: Watch it!