Watched E.T. with my kids a while back. Now that I'm older, I catch the Elvis Costello references in the movie.I saw E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in a theater yesterday. I knew I liked it as a kid, and even when I saw it several years ago for what I think was the 20th Anniversary. Seeing it again after such a long time, it's even better than I recalled.
The restored 40th Anniversary cut looks fantastic. Like it was filmed yesterday.
Going back to the original Siskel & Ebert review, they nailed it. The movie works despite or because it's really a simple story as Siskel pointed out. Ebert astutely recognized that it would be revered for generations to come, just like the Wizard of Oz.
Interesting they just vote "YES" not "Thumbs Up!"