"A thoroughly enjoyable family film. Great acting from the kids and did you notice that the film definition is definitely NOT HD? Spielberg and co. seem to have made it deliberately "grainy" to capture the 1970's film. Yes, before reading all these reviews I twigged that it was a remake of E.T. but, so what? Lots of films are being re-made and are strikingly similar in plot, characters and script. At least this one has sufficient differences from E.T. to make it enjoyable... and I am 53 years old. Don't analyze this too much, just enjoy it.... even if the ending is a little predictable."