History YMMV / ETTheExtraterrestrial

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.
20th Feb '17 9:46:05 PM rwe1138
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** 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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** A mild example on the blu-ray 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.
14th Feb '17 9:25:11 AM Prinzenick
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* SignatureScene: The scene where Elliott and E.T. fly on a bicycle in front of the full moon.
11th Feb '17 2:09:49 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.
1st Feb '17 1:48:05 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Fans of ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' will recognize Andre Gower ("Sean") in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41PcEEJEQec this TV commercial]] for the game.
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