E.T. is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. It was widely acclaimed by critics as a timeless story of friendship, and it ranks as the greatest science fiction film ever made in a Rotten Tomatoes survey.
Everyones favorite extra terrestial is back on earth and he's visiting the now adult Elliot, who is played by the same actor - Henry Thomas.
“The audience is going to get everything they want out of a sequel without the messy bits that could destroy the beauty of the original and the special place it has in people’s minds and hearts,” said Thomas, in a statement to Variety provided by Comcast.
During his visit to earth, E.T. learns that Elliott now has a family of his own and that technology has completely changed on since his last visit. There's internet and a big screen TV!
I won't ruin any more of it in case you haven't seen it yet, but here is the full 4 minute version. A shorter, two-minute version of the ad aired during NBC’s broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.