Steven Spielberg at his most pure.
Yup, Spielberg at his most "pure" alright...pure plagiarism.
This is a rip off of the 1951 sci-fi- classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Or maybe that movie is too old for you sonny boy. Have a gander and then correct your earlier comment. Wait, I'll save you the trouble:
In The Day the Earth Stood Still the extraterrestrial (Michael Rennie) is discovered by a young boy; the e.t. hides out where the boy lives; the two become fast friends; the e.t. has special powers; the sinister government is out to capture the friendly, well intentioned e.t.; the e.t. departs from Earth in a spaceship. Sound familiar? Nice try Spielberg.
The similarities end in one respect: The Day the Earth Stood Still is a timeless classic with a timeless message to occupants of this planet, who need to heed its wisdom more than ever.
In contrast, Spielberg's movie about a boy finding a pet to take home has nothing to say, nothing to learn from and nothing of value. It's just more mindless schlock like "Goonies" to watch in the family room with the wife and kids and Spot, the e.t.
I cannot resist adding how amazed I am that so many adults, particularly professional film critics, are duped by this children's cartoon, and extol its virtues though it were a Shakespearian tragedy.
Apr 3 - 06:45 AM