E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Special

Teruko Okabe 1983/02/23



In 1982, Steven Spielberg directed the iconic movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”, which tells the story of a young boy named Elliott who befriends an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth.

The movie opens with a spaceship landing in a forest near Elliott’s home in suburban California. A group of aliens disembark and begin to explore their new surroundings. However, they are soon discovered by government agents, who chase them back to their ship.

One of the aliens, E.T., is left behind and ends up wandering into Elliott’s backyard shed. At first, Elliott is frightened by this strange creature but he soon realizes that E.T. is friendly and just wants to go home. The two quickly become friends and form a bond that transcends language barriers.

Elliott and his siblings try to keep E.T.’s presence a secret from their mother, who is struggling with her own issues after separating from her husband. Meanwhile, E.T.’s health begins to deteriorate as he becomes increasingly homesick and separated from his own kind.

Elliott comes up with a plan to help E.T. contact his spaceship so that he can return home. With the help of his friends, they build a device that will allow E.T. to communicate with his people using household objects like walkie-talkies and televisions.

However, time is running out as government agents close in on their location. In a heart-wrenching scene, Elliott says goodbye to E.T., who boards his ship and takes off for home.

The movie ends with Elliott knowing that he has made a true friend for life while also learning valuable lessons about love, loss, and letting go.

“E.T.” quickly became an iconic film beloved by audiences around the world for its heartwarming message about friendship overcoming all boundaries ? even those between different species. It remains one of Spielberg’s most memorable works today thanks to its timeless message and iconic moments.




E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a timeless masterpiece directed by Steven Spielberg that continues to captivate audiences even after nearly four decades since its release in 1982. The movie follows the story of a friendly alien, E.T., who gets stranded on Earth and befriends a young boy named Elliot.

One of the most significant aspects of this movie is how it effortlessly blends different genres such as science fiction, drama, adventure, and comedy to create a truly unique cinematic experience. Spielberg masterfully crafts every scene with great attention to detail and creates an emotional connection between the audience and the lovable alien character.

The performances in this movie are outstanding, particularly that of Henry Thomas who portrays Elliot with so much depth and sincerity that it is hard not to feel his emotions throughout the film. Drew Barrymore also shines as Gertie, Elliot’s younger sister, providing moments of humor and levity throughout the more intense scenes.

The special effects used in this movie were groundbreaking for their time and hold up remarkably well almost 40 years later. The animatronics used to bring E.T. to life were revolutionary for their time, making him feel like a real character instead of just another piece of CGI. John Williams’ iconic score for the film also adds greatly to its overall impact providing some memorable moments such as when E.T. takes flight on his bicycle across the moonlit sky.

Beyond its entertainment value, E.T. tackles themes such as friendship, loyalty, family values, loss, and love in a way that is both heartwarming and thought-provoking. It showcases how we often fear what we don’t understand but that at our core humans are capable of great compassion.

Overall, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is an absolute must-watch movie for anyone looking for an emotionally resonant cinematic experience filled with wonderment and excitement from start to finish- no matter what age they are!



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As a child, I was moved by the movie “The Bad News Bears Go to Japan” where Japanese professional baseball players and American actors performed in front of a large audience. This made me fall in love with the movie. This blog is my review of the movie that I actually saw. Please use it as a reference when renting movies.

Profession housewife
Editor Teruko Okabe
Location Japan

For a long time, in between housework,
I would go to the movie theater to watch films and then write reviews of the movies in a diary which I stored away in a closet.
When I showed these reviews to Azesan, he suggested turning them into a website.
I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. I may be nearing the end of my life, but if reading my reviews can move the hearts of younger people,
I think that would be wonderful.
It may even become a catalyst for various realizations and changes in their lives moving forward.

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