E.T. visits Elliot in holiday reunion commercial

By mbrooks on November 29, 2019
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 10: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been altered: The moon has been digitally added and the image has been retouched) Studio artist rides E.T. figure to its new home in the film experience at Madame Tussauds New York for the anniversary of Universal Studios/Amblin Entertainment’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds)

By Matthew Brooks

There are some movies that are part of our culture. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is one those movies.

Entertainment Weekly puts “E.T.” on the list of movies that every child should see. It’s true.

If you and the little ones in your life have seen “E.T.” you are ready to watch a new Xfinity commercial.

The commercial is 4-minute reunion of E.T. and Elliot.

Featured in the commercial is the actor who played the main character original, Henry Thomas.

The voice of E.T. was originally provided by Pat Welsh. Welsh died in 1995.

John Williams’ heartfelt and masterful score is wisely part of the presentation.

If the commercial does nothing else, it will make you want to go back and watch the movie. That’s a good thing.

Variety says that Steven Spielberg, the director of the 1982 movie, was “consulted through the process.”

 Elliot is all grown up, but E.T. has hardly aged at all.

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