Comcast prices estimate Henry Thomas, the actor who plays Elliott, as saying that the brief gives fans “everything they want out of a sequel” minus the parts that “might damage the charm of the initial.” Thomas, we like you, but that’s just not true– it doesn’t truly advance the story (apart from revealing that Elliott raised a household) and decreases a Spielberg classic to a marketing tool for a company with an anti-consumer credibility. It will not totally sour your childhood memories, but we ‘d recommend seeing the original motion picture later as a palate cleanser.