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DEAN RASMUSSEN
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Since: 11.12.01
From: Richmond, Va, U-S-A!

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This movie made me cry. Not because it being the most manipulative movie ever made got to me or anything, but because it reminded of when I saw it the first time. Me n my friend Tim went to see it in 1983 during it`s eternal first run. Tim`s girlfriend`s brother was a Barney Fife looking guy and he ended up dating this hot chick Wendy. If I had known that Wendy would have settled for any guy who wasn`t an asshole, I would have taken a shot at her. REGRETS OF YOUTH OPEN THE TEARDUCTS OF AN OLD OLD MAN.... Live and learn. She was a piece. I was a fool. Pass the tissue...

- My five year old liked the movie. My near-three year old reacted like we had accidentally stumbled into the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Freaky bulgy-eyed mutants aren`t charming to the toddler set.

QUESTIONS:
- If the little freak could make five bicycles fly, why didn`t he fly away from the Government Investigators when they were chasing him in the opening scene and get on the ship?

- What was up with the English garden in the spaceship? Were they from the planet Winetaster? Was the power core created out of falafel? Was this an intergalatic trip to the garden department at Home Depot?

- Why did he die and then decide not to die? Just to make the children who befriended him cry? What is he, an intergalactic dick or something?

- At the end, the dog runs up the ramp and then runs back. If your son has just stolen an alien from the US governement and government agents and the FBI are in hot pursuit, why would you stop and bring the dog along for the ride?

- I bought everything up to the point where two children could steal a van containing the most important scientific find in the history of man- as if it was the ``pee in the punch``-switching scene from Hollywood Knights. The real question past that is- WHY DIDN`T THE GOVERNMENT AGENTS SHOOT THE TEENAGERS? It seems a scientific find that important would keep the kid gloves off. Hell, Reagan was in office.

- Why didn`t the kids in the movie do what kids in real life would have done if confronted by a slightly helpless alien and- you know- beat it to death with bricks?

Please submit your answers.

THANK YOU.

DEAN.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.18

I am proud to say that I have never seen ET. Never had and, barring any unforseen circumstances, never will.

Unless trivia department: ET opened the same day in 1982 as Blade Runner.





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Since: 23.1.02
From: Phoenix, AZ

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#3 Posted on
Well, didn't Spielberg edit out all the guns from the re-released version anyway? So obviously they couldn't shoot the damn kids.

-Jag



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#4 Posted on

    - Why did he die and then decide not to die? Just to make the children who befriended him cry? What is he, an intergalactic dick or something?


That's just so fucking awesome. Yeah, fuck you E.T. you ungrateful dick.


    - Why didn`t the kids in the movie do what kids in real life would have done if confronted by a slightly helpless alien and- you know- beat it to death with bricks?




Because Spielberg is out of touch with today's youth.

I had a bigger problem with him making a computer cliche in A.I. seem like a heart warming crusade.




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- If the little freak could make five bicycles fly, why didn`t he fly away from the Government Investigators when they were chasing him in the opening scene and get on the ship?

Because he could only do this after Elliot had taught him the power of love and he had taught Elliot the same. And maybe the physical manifestation of his powers weren't telekinetic, but magnetic in nature. I'm sure it will all be explained in the sequel that I assume is due next summer.

- What was up with the English garden in the spaceship? Were they from the planet Winetaster? Was the power core created out of falafel? Was this an intergalatic trip to the garden department at Home Depot?

I'm sure there has to be some kind of Reese's Pieces/British people have bad teeth connection here. Or some "sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun" one.

- Why did he die and then decide not to die? Just to make the children who befriended him cry? What is he, an intergalactic dick or something?

He was brought back by the power of love! This is all clearly explained in the Huey Lewis song. There's that whole verse about ET in there.

- At the end, the dog runs up the ramp and then runs back. If your son has just stolen an alien from the US governement and government agents and the FBI are in hot pursuit, why would you stop and bring the dog along for the ride?

It wasn't the real dog. When ET phoned ahead, he had them bring along a fake alien dog to leave behind and pave the way for the full invasion. This, too, will be explained in ET 2.

- ...WHY DIDN`T THE GOVERNMENT AGENTS SHOOT THE TEENAGERS? It seems a scientific find that important would keep the kid gloves off. Hell, Reagan was in office.

They only had walkie-talkies. They never had guns. You're just imagining they had guns, but that was never the case. There weren't any guns in Empire of the Sun or Sugarland Express, either.

- Why didn`t the kids in the movie do what kids in real life would have done if confronted by a slightly helpless alien and- you know- beat it to death with bricks?

That's a good question. I guess Elliot and his brother's lack of a strong paternal figure robbed them of the important life lesson that we must destroy that which we do not understand. I bet, after being emotionally manipulated by ET, they beat up the next alien they ran into, though. And probably shot Michael Rennie just to be safe.

And in response to one of the replies, man, AI wasn't heartwarming. It was Paradise Lost and Frankenstein with robot hookers, an apocalypse and a world with no god. The Pinnochio story was a ruse and the ending everyone calls happy is actually pretty damn depressing.
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DEAN~! said:

- My five year old liked the movie. My near-three year old reacted like we had accidentally stumbled into the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Freaky bulgy-eyed mutants aren`t charming to the toddler set.


Exactly why we haven't taken any of our kids (6, 4 and 2). We took the two oldest to Thomas and the Magic Railroad last year and the then 3 year old ran screaming from the theater. Man, those were some GIANT trains!





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Since: 12.5.02
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#7 Posted on
The thing I like the most about E.T. the movie is the fact that it is an alien that gets anal probed and tortured by humans. This over rated POS came out when I was 10 and I hated it then. Hopefully E.T. and the rest of the aliens were captured by some cool aliens like the Borg and assimalated.



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Since: 4.1.02
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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by Dahak
    The thing I like the most about E.T. the movie is the fact that it is an alien that gets anal probed and tortured by humans. This over rated POS came out when I was 10 and I hated it then. Hopefully E.T. and the rest of the aliens were captured by some cool aliens like the Borg and assimalated.


I am ET of Borg. Assimilation is :points at glowing Borg instruments: riiiiiiiight heeeeeeeere....



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Since: 2.1.02
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#9 Posted on
How about E.T. vs. Predator? Isn't that coming out soon?~! RAWK ON MAN YEAH RAWKS MY FACE



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Since: 3.1.02
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#10 Posted on
maybe the Klingons took over the E.T.s and put them to work in the frozen asteroid dilithium mines.



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Rolling Meadows, Illinois

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#11 Posted on
Aren't E.T.'s part of the Star Wars universe? There were a few of them in the Senate in Episode I. It would explain E.T.'s powers also, he's a Jedi.

A LAME Jedi, but a Jedi.



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Since: 23.1.02
From: Phoenix, AZ

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#12 Posted on
Why did that just give me a really bad feeling about E.T. appearing as a Dark Jedi/Sith Lord in Episode 3. Wow. I wouldn't know whether to laugh or cry.

-Jag

I'd probably laugh until I cried.



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"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."

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