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29 November 2019, 10:27 | Updated: 29 November 2019, 10:31
It’s the Christmas reunion you never knew you needed… E.T., Elliot and the perfection of John Williams’ music.
Sky has released a beautiful new Christmas advert, which reunites E.T. with the original Elliot from the 1982 movie.
Titled ‘Reconnect this Christmas’, the advert follows E.T.’s return to Earth for a surprise visit to meet grown-up Elliot – played by the original actor, Henry Thomas – and his wife and two children.
Elliot’s kids, who immediately fall in love with E.T. just as their father did 37 years ago, go on a sky-high bike ride with the martian who, before leaving, tells them: “I’ll be right here”.
And of course, it’s all sound-tracked by that magnificent 1982 symphonic score.
The advert, released yesterday by Sky, is already being called ‘the best Christmas ad ever’.
“Best. Christmas. Advert. Ever,” one viewer wrote. “I've never wanted an #ET sequel, but after seeing older Elliot and ET reunite, I want it. #ETReturns”
“The 80s just won Christmas 2019,” another fan said.
A third viewer wrote: “I am so angry at @xfinity for turning my favourite childhood thing into a commercial and also I love you and I cried so much and I love you Elliot and I'm useless the rest of the day. #ET”
Watch your back, John Lewis… John Williams is here to steal your thunder this Christmas.