History YMMV / ETTheExtraTerrestrial

19th Jul '17 8:02:51 PM Tawa
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* CriticalBacklash: While claimed to be one of the worst, if not '''the''' worst, Atari video games, the few who've actually played it have determined that while not without its flaws.
1st Jul '17 12:12:25 PM GunarmDyne
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* CriticalBacklash: While claimed to be one of the worst, if not '''the''' worst, Atari video games, the few who've actually played it have determined that while not without its flaws, the game isn't really that bad and there are certainly worse.[[note]]It's perfectly playable, but does require knowledge of the manual to understand exactly what everything means.[[/note]]

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* CriticalBacklash: While claimed to be one of the worst, if not '''the''' worst, Atari video games, the few who've actually played it have determined that while not without its flaws, the game isn't really that bad and there are certainly worse.[[note]]It's perfectly playable, but does require knowledge of the manual to understand exactly what everything means.[[/note]]flaws.
1st Jul '17 12:10:40 PM GunarmDyne
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* CriticalBacklash: While claimed to be one of the worst, if not '''the''' worst, Atari video games, the few who've actually played it have determined that while not without its flaws, the game isn't really that bad.

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* CriticalBacklash: While claimed to be one of the worst, if not '''the''' worst, Atari video games, the few who've actually played it have determined that while not without its flaws, the game isn't really that bad.bad and there are certainly worse.[[note]]It's perfectly playable, but does require knowledge of the manual to understand exactly what everything means.[[/note]]
3rd Jun '17 11:35:05 PM needsanewhobby
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: ET doesn't seem to have aged all that well - chiefly because since its release there have been tons of "child + non-human companion" films which repeat most of this film's tropes, so it now seems pretty derivative.
19th May '17 2:36:07 PM Nakuyabi
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* {{Narm}}: The scientists showing up at Elliot's home in full-on NASA spacesuits. Presumably done so the audience knows to associate the scientists with a space program, but it doesn't change the fact it's entirely nonsensical.

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* {{Narm}}: The government agents and scientists showing up at invading Elliot's home in full-on full NASA spacesuits. Presumably done so the audience knows to associate the scientists with a space program, NASA, but it doesn't change the fact it's entirely nonsensical. how needlessly [[{{Anvilicious}} over-the-top sinister it makes them seem]].



* NarmCharm: Elliott's "I love you" speech right before [[spoiler: E.T. gets better]] may fall into TastesLikeDiabetes, but it's still guaranteed to get you crying.

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* NarmCharm: Elliott's "I love you" speech right before [[spoiler: E.T. gets better]] may fall into TastesLikeDiabetes, but it's still guaranteed to get you the audience crying.



** Erika Eleniak, who would later be known as Shauni in ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', in the role of Elliott's classmate on whom he has a crush. Also a case of DawsonCasting - a 13 year old girl playing a classmate of a 10 year old boy?! Yeah, right!

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** Erika Eleniak, who would later be known as Shauni in ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', in the role of Elliott's classmate on whom he has a crush. Also a mild case of DawsonCasting - a 13 year old 13-year-old girl playing a classmate of a 10 year old boy?! Yeah, right!10-year-old boy's classmate? Pretty sneaky work there...



** The red light on a rail in the opening sequence. Its replacement is about the only thing you won't hear people complain about in the re-release.
** A mild example on the blu-ray. The movie looks great but in some wide shots, like when Elliot introduces E.T. to Michael, you can tell it's a guy in a costume. It's apparent because in the next shot it's the expressive E.T. puppet, and the costume has a mask with a blank stare.

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** The red light on a rail in the opening sequence. Its replacement is about the only thing you won't hear people complain about in the re-release.
20th Anniversary Edition that never seems to raise any complaints from its critics.
** A mild example on the blu-ray. The movie looks great great, but in some wide shots, like shots (such as when Elliot introduces E.T. to Michael, Michael) you can tell it's a guy in a costume. It's apparent because in the next shot it's the expressive E.T. puppet, and the costume has a mask with a blank stare.



** On a more lighthearted note, the film came out when Dungeons and Dragons was still a new creation, and thus it hadn't picked up the reputation of being a game for geeky losers. Try to find another instance in media where the game's being played by rowdy, popular jocks.
** You may need to overthink it a bit, but Eliot calling his bother "penis breath" is basically a PG variation on "cocksucker," but it also comes off as him calling his brother a [[{{Homophobia}} faggot]].

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** On a more lighthearted note, the film came out when Dungeons and Dragons was still a new creation, and thus it hadn't picked up the reputation of being a game for geeky losers. Try to find another instance in media where the game's portrayed being played by rowdy, popular jocks.
** You may need to overthink it a bit, but Eliot If you think about it, Elliot calling his bother "penis breath" is basically a PG variation on "cocksucker," but it also comes off as him more or less equivalent to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar calling his brother him a [[{{Homophobia}} faggot]]."cocksucker"]] in a PG-rated sort of way. ([[ChildrenAreInnocent Of course, Elliot is just a kid, so he probably doesn't understand the nastier implications of what he's saying.]] [[FridgeLogic One does have to wonder where he ever learned to use such language, though...]])
4th May '17 1:11:11 PM NWolfman
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** You may need to overthink it a bit, but Eliot calling his bother "penis breath" is basically a PG variation on "cocksucker," but it also comes off as him calling his brother a [[{{Homophobia}} faggot]], this being an era where "gay" was still a popular insult.

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** You may need to overthink it a bit, but Eliot calling his bother "penis breath" is basically a PG variation on "cocksucker," but it also comes off as him calling his brother a [[{{Homophobia}} faggot]], this being an era where "gay" was still a popular insult.faggot]].
26th Mar '17 9:09:01 AM SamMax
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* KillerApp: ''Inverted''. The poor reception of this game, along with others, served to turn people away from the Atari 2600 as well as all other video game consoles for a few years.
26th Mar '17 9:05:41 AM SamMax
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Said to be the {{Trope Maker|s}} by most. Some might argue it existed before this game, but even that leaves it as the TropeCodifier.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Said to be the {{Trope Maker|s}} by most. Some might argue it said problem existed before this game, but even that leaves it as the TropeCodifier.
15th Mar '17 6:37:35 AM SamMax
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Said to be the {{Trope Maker|s}}, though some might argue it existed before this game, however, but even that leaves it being the TropeCodifier.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Said to be the {{Trope Maker|s}}, though some Maker|s}} by most. Some might argue it existed before this game, however, but even that leaves it being as the TropeCodifier.
14th Mar '17 5:40:47 PM SamMax
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The {{Trope Maker|s}}.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The Said to be the {{Trope Maker|s}}.Maker|s}}, though some might argue it existed before this game, however, but even that leaves it being the TropeCodifier.
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