Written by: Norith Soth
Before we wore clothes, before we drank milk, before we shaved… we told stories. And the same stories continue to circulate and confront us.
Like a cinematic Tootsie Roll pop, there is sometimes a hidden story inside the very movie you are watching.
Drum roll please….
SIMILARITIES: Christ and E.T. are both sensitive. Christ brings people back to life. E.T. brings flowers back to life. The Romans persecute Christ. The American government persecutes E.T. Christ is crucified. Although it’s not clear, the government performs uncomfortable experiments on E.T. Christ dies. E.T. dies. Christ and E.T. are both resurrected.
Maybe because… people do suffer for us? Maybe because deep down inside, we know our lifestyle is paid for by somebody. Whether that’s our parents, the soldiers that protect us, or the Chinese kids that make our shoes. People are constantly paying for our way of life. Is it a coincidence that E.T. looks sunburned and exhausted all the time. He’s probably from a planet where he has to make a thousand pairs of Nikes and his space ship is like an escape slave ship… or something.