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E.T. Reunites With Grown-Up Elliot 37 Years Later For Heartwarming Christmas Ad
By Izza Sofia, 29 Nov 2019
Left image via IMDb, right image via Sky
British telecommunications company Sky has unveiled its Christmas ad, and it shows a heartwarming reunion between Stephen Spielberg’s alien E.T. and his human friend Elliot after 37 years.
Henry Thomas, the child star in the classic science fiction movie, reprises his role in the festive ad, which shows E.T. coming down to Earth and looking for his old friend.
Elliot is all grown up with a wife and two kids. The spot shows him chilling out with his family, but the lights start flickering, creating an unsettling atmosphere.
Elliot’s children go outside to investigate, and are alarmed to be greeted by E.T. from behind a snowman. Hearing their shrieks, Elliot rushes out to check in on his kids and finds the alien.
The following scene shows E.T. sitting in Elliot’s house while the family teaches him to use the internet.
Alas, E.T.’s stay is short-lived, as he must return to his own planet. After an emotional goodbye, Elliott and family watch the alien ascend into the air.
Sky worked with advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, as well as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial director Steven Spielberg to execute a script on the follow-up to the 1982 classic movie.
[via The Drum, opening image via IMDb, Sky]
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