[...] ET is a pretty clever trick, because while you, the audience member, are distracted by the little animatronic alien making its quirky noises, just as if you're the standard Spielberg protagonist, you don't have your eye on the ball--you're not noticing the single mother in the kitchen who drifts off to the edge of the frame and cries for a little while, then turns and re-enters the action with a false smile on her face as if there's nothing wrong. And listen to the wisecracks that the doctors make over ET's corpse--that is a complicated and bitter movie, with a deliberate sugarcoating to make the subversion commercially palatable.
The following preview has been approved for audiences who have seen "E.T. The Extraterrestrial"
(The Original. Not the one with the walkie-talkies.)
Rated R: Restricted
Audiences should proceed with caution.
Contains scenes with Bruce Willis
Astro Zombie: Is it my imagination, or was the footage with Henry Thomas actually new footage specifically for this trailer?
If so, my respect for Henry Thomas has skyrocketed. Even more than the fact that he was a million times better than Leonardo DiCaprio in Gangs of New York
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