Rainy Sundays: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

January 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I know what you’re thinking…

“Didn’t you just write a post about how much E.T scared you?”

I’m 26 years old now.  E.T doesn’t scare me that much anymore.  I still think he’s a creepy, squashy little alien but it’s still an incredible movie.  I honestly think E.T is the best pick I’ve made out of all the Rainy Sunday movies I’ve selected so far.  Why?

It truly embodies the very definition of a movie to watch on a lazy day. Since my post earlier in the week, I’ve been dying to find a few hours to hit my couch and watch E.T again.

Who doesn’t love movies like E.T?

I think we need more movies like this today.  The ‘could you imagine if this was real’ type of movie.

Recently, James Cameron’s Avatar took us to a world we’ve never seen before and it was absolutely fascinating.  E.T took us to another world without having to leave our planet.  E.T brought his world to us.  A classic example of remarkable storytelling.

One of my favorite aspects of the movie is the interaction between Elliot and E.T.  I love watching the two of them learn from each other.  I realize this blog is starting to sound like a film school essay but it’s true. It’s a touching story and it should be studied by everyone interested in film. (Or at the very least viewed on the odd lazy day.)

So while it’s true that I used to be terrified of E.T, I believe Steven Spielberg’s unbelievable tale is one of the greatest movies ever made. Having said that, I’m willing to accept the nightmares of my past to allow this movie to remain in my life.

My goal with my weekly picks is to inspire at least one person to dig up their copy of the movie and relive a classic.  If you haven’t listened to me yet, now is a great time to start.