An ET Study Guide? ET is a popular movie that was released in 1982. ET is about an extra terrestrial who gets stranded on Earth and befriends a young boy named Elliot, played by Henry Thomas. ET also stars Dee Wallace as the mother of Elliot, and Peter Coyote as Dr. Keys. The film has been watched by many people over the years because it offers a fun adventure for viewers of all ages to enjoy!
We have put together a great ET Study Guide for you to print out and review after you have watched the movie.
You can also use this ET Study Guide to create a game for your family and friends, by asking questions about the movie. Go ahead – YOU be the one that gets to quiz your parents!
The ET cast was incredible. Elliot was played by Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore played his younger sister Gertie. These two youngsters pretty much carried the movie, beside ET himself, of course.
What can ET teach us?
So many amazing lessons can be learned from this movie! Mainly the lesson of friendship.
Stranded accidentally by his crew, ET was looking for help because it was being hunted down by government scientists who wanted to study it! The children learn that ET is just trying to go home, and it’s not a bad thing.
There are so many ET movie messages to keep track of:
Kindness is one great lesson – ET was lost and scared, but the children were kind to ET. ET himself teaches us that we all need to be kinder – we saw plants brought back to life, frogs freed, and a group of children go totally out of their way to help get ET safely back to his people.
Forgiveness is another great lesson from this movie. The kids are scared of ET at first and then get frustrated with a lot of the messes and mistakes he seems to make.
LOVE is an incredible story in this film – the love between Elliot and ET is more than apparent as they grow closer, almost die, and then have to say goodbye.
A lot of courage was demonstrated in this film, as the kids gave up a lot to help ET get back to his family and be able to “go home” when the time arrived.
But perhaps one of the most important lessons is that people are not always what they seem. The government scientists who wanted to capture ET turned out to be a bunch of bumbling idiots when it came down to it!
Of course, we know scientists are not really like that, but it makes for good entertainment.
And a group of just kids can turn out to be the heroes of the day.
ET was a huge success! The movie won four Academy Awards and made ET the most recognizable figure in modern American cinema.
This is why ET has become so popular over time; it just makes you feel happy inside when you watch this touching story of friendship, kindness, forgiveness, love, empathy, courage, and self-sacrifice.
Our ET Movie Study Guide
Yes, you have to watch the movie for some of the tasks and questions, but I also want you to put yourself in Elliot’s shoes – but in today’s world, not the world 30 years ago, like the movie shows.
What do you think ET’s reactions would be to some of OUR technology? How would you teach him different words?
Enough rambling on my end – if you don’t have a copy of the movie ET – the Extra-Terrestrial, you can stream it on Amazon here.