ET's Back... For An Advert

ET's Back... For An Advert

By James White Posted 12 days ago

Parodies aside, there’s not been a sniff of a sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. But it’s 2019 so of course someone was going to try something. Which led to cable and internet company Xfinity reuniting the squat alien creature and Elliott (Henry Thomas) for a Thanksgiving Day spot. Check it out…

“The audience is going to get everything they want out of a sequel without the messy bits that could destroy the beauty of the original and the special place it has in people’s minds and hearts,” Thomas told Deadline. The spit shows ET returning to Earth and reconnecting with Elliott, who now has a wife and two children bearing a striking resemblance to a young Thomas and Drew Barrymore, who played Elliott’s sister, Gertie. There are nods to the original film and, of course, plenty of plugs for how good the company’s service is.

Next week, Jaws reminds you that Clacton is a great place for a seaside holiday.

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