Talk to your kids about…
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
How did E.T. react to scenes of conflict such as Elliot’s battle with his action figures? How did he act when Mike and Elliot stole Gertie’s doll and threatened to tear it apart? What might his behavior tell us about the planet he came from?
This film has several examples of blatant product promotion. Can you name some of them? Do you think this is a good way for companies to advertise? Is this an acceptable way for producers to get extra cash for their film? Do you think a movie’s success (or lack thereof) will reflect on the merchandise?