The first time I watched E.T. was me being a little kid. I couldn’t watch it again. I was angry. I was angry at the government taking E.T. away and accidentally killing him. I lived through Elliot, who was devastated.
I was so hesitant to watch again. I didn’t want to feel that pain again.
Man what a different perspective the second time.
This time I would quickly realize Elliot was scared because he finally had someone that understood him because E.T. had powers that could easily feel his feelings while he was able to feel the feelings of E.T. The government did take E.T. away to try but to try and save him. E.T. actually saves Elliot by doing the right thing and separating himself from him. Then home comes and Elliot rushes to bring him back home, back to the spaceship in the forest where E.T.’s curiosity got the best of him and accidentally getting left behind.
When I was a kid I was angry Elliot. Now, a mature, clearer picture.