After 37 years, E.T. Is Back With Elliot For A Holiday Reunion


From People

E.T. is returning to Earth to reunite with his friend Elliot 37 years after the Steven Spielberg-directed film,E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, was released in 1982. Actor Henry Thomas reprises his role as Elliot alongside the alien character for Comcast’s new four-minute ad called “A Holiday Reunion.”

And the film’s fans were delighted to have seen some of their favorite scenes reenacted with E.T. and Elliot’s kids. From John Williams’ signature score to Reese’s Pieces and aDrew Barrymore-esque scream, the footage shows a revamped version of the beloved movie, including a modern take on the iconic bike scene, during which E.T. and the kids ride into the moonlight.

As it is nearly four decades since E.T. was last with his pal, the extraterrestrial is introduced to the internet for the first time with Thomas’ Elliot even telling E.T.: “Lots changed since you were here.”

I get that it's an ad, but I'm still pretty misty 💕

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