E.T. was just your average alien. He was odd looking, really smart and had a few magical powers. While watching E.T. we can't help but see ourselves. We all love to do what E.T. does, eat candy, swipe beer from the fridge and have people chasing after us while we're riding our bikes. What kid hasn't done that? Director Steven Spielberg did a great job at making us fall in love with E.T., and then he did the unthinkable. He went and killed him.
Yes, he does come back from the dead and eventually finds his way home, but watching him flat line and seeing Elliott (Henry Thomas) watch his best friend die was heart breaking.