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E.T. and Elliott Reuniting For the Holidays is the Present You Didn’t Know You Wanted

E.T. and Elliott Reuniting For the Holidays is the Gift You Didn’t Know You Needed


Everybody’s favourite extraterritorial E.T. has reunited together with his finest buddy Elliott, and it actually looks like Christmas has come early.

In a nostalgic new industrial from web and cable firm Xfinity, the titular character from Steven Spielberg’s traditional 1982 film makes a shock journey again to Earth to shock a grown up Elliott (and his household). Actor Henry Thomas, who stared in E.T. as a toddler, even reprises his position.

E.T. first surprises Elliott’s children, earlier than reuniting with the entire household in a really touching reunion. “Rather a lot’s modified because you had been right here,” Elliott says, exhibiting E.T. a contact display pill, the Web, and a digital actuality headset. (In different phrases, numerous alternatives for E.T. to cellphone residence this time, or to announce his subsequent go to upfront in order that there’s sufficient snacks to go round.)

Easter eggs for followers of the movie are sprinkled all through the advert. Search for the hand-me-down toys, for instance, and Elliott’s son sporting comparable pajamas to these from the unique film. E.T. nonetheless likes Reese Items and stay flowers; he and Elliott’s children fly in bicycles silhouetted by the total moon, earlier than the little alien touches Elliott’s son’s coronary heart and reminds him “I’ll be proper right here.” I received’t lie, I teared up just a little.

Ultimately E.T. heads again to his family, flying off to John Williams’ iconic soundtrack. It was a quick go to, however presumably even interstellar visitors over the vacations is a nightmare.