E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial revolutionized the film industry. The credits for this go to the producer and the director, Hollywood maven Steven Spielberg. The sci-fi flick is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made in the history of motion pictures. Back in the 1980s, the film got a cult fan following.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that E.T. continues to enjoy same the fan following as it used to some four decades back. The most exciting news for all the fans of E.T. this Thanksgiving is the four-minute ad commercial, which features the beloved movie alien one more time!
A Holiday Reunion With Your Favorite Alien
If you grew up in the 1980s and you were a big fan of sci-fi movies, you can’t ignore the iconic E.T. Holidays are probably the best times when you can get drowned in the ocean of yesteryear memories. The companies realize that nothing else can make you more emotional than taking you back to those childhood days. Therefore, they never leave any stone unturned to hit you in your soft spot.
But who would have expected that you would wake up on a Thanksgiving morning to a surprise of a lifetime? A unique commercial named A Holiday Reunion is bound to make every E.T. fan deeply nostalgic. This one is similar to a mini-sequel to the 1982 blockbuster. That’s the reason why people are going completely gaga over it. But it’s just a commercial.
It’s Comcast That Made It Possible
Comcast owns the Universal film production studio that took up the task of distributing Spielberg’s work. This time, they have placed the creature everywhere, from commercial spots to across their social media channels. The ad first hit the small screen when Macy’s Day Parade was being broadcast on NBC. People were thrilled to bits when they once again witnessed E.T. making a comeback to meet his friend, Elliott. You can easily recognize the actor who is playing Elliott in the commercial. Yes, that’s Henry Thomas, the guy who portrayed the same role decades back. It’s going to be something phenomenal.
It’s the Reunion of the Decade
The reunion of E.T. and Elliott is shown in a cool commercial. It would surely take you back down the memory lane. No wonder the ad has already made its way to your mind and heart. The emotional connect of the viewers from the 1980s with E.T. is higher than the new-gen audience. Thanks to Spielberg, who crafted a pure fantasy with humor and warmth, his brainchild rose to untold heights. However, nobody could have ever thought that E.T. could be used so explicitly. The commercial, never for a second, lets you lose touch with him, and that’s the charm everyone is talking about since Thanksgiving 2019.
A Brilliantly Made Commercial
The new ad shows E.T. making a comeback on Earth after so many years to catch up with Elliott. He makes a point to spend some quality time with the man and hangs out with his family, who demonstrate how Comcast Xfinity can be used to surf the internet. Aside from that, they also teach him the nuances of utilizing an Xfinity remote. They use it to usher in some great holiday movies that can be watched on a big-screen television. In return, E.T. helps Elliott’s children use their bicycles to fly, a significant throwback of one of the most legendary scenes from the original.
The main objective of this commercial was to exhibit how Sky technology and Xfinity connect you to your friends, family, and your near and dear ones. Elliott’s and E.T.’s memorable friendship has been cherished by people from all parts of the world. Their story has helped the company explain the significance of consumer technology that is seen as the company’s pride.
According to Comcast, the ad is going to get aired through January 5, 2020, in eight to nine versions across America. ‘E.T. Phone Home’ is going to reconnect you with your hero in a way that you never thought was possible. Happy Thanksgiving, folks!