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Film Review: Mac and Me

My name is Nathan and I am a very big film buff who loves the art of cinema


"Mac and Me," begins with an alien family on a distant planet searching for water when a NASA research probe that landed accidentally sucks them inside. As the probe arrives to Earth at a government research facility, the alien family is released from the probe and they manage to escape from the place only for the youngest alien to be separated from the rest of the family. The lost alien creature takes shelter in a van with a wheelchair bound boy named Eric (Jade Calegory) who is moving from Illinois to California along with his brother Michael (Jonathan Ward) and mother (Christine Ebersole). After finding refuge with Eric and his brother, the alien is given the name Mac short for Mysterious Alien Creature and they set out to find his missing family.

This film is nothing but a complete rip off of "ET: The Extraterrestrial," and is more of one long commercial rather than a full length feature film. Throughout the film there are scenes that are completely ripped right out off "ET: The Extraterrestrial," including a scene where Mac is lured into a home with candy which is very similar to ET being lured into a home with Reeses Pieces by Elliot to a scene where Eric and Mac are escaping from government agents in Eric's wheelchair similar to the scene where Elliot is escaping from government agents on a bike with ET. Product placement is highly prevalent in the film which is shown in scenes like in a McDonalds with people all of sudden start breaking out in dance to a scene where an alien is revived by Coca-Cola. This film is truly a disaster that it is surprising that the filmmakers were not sued for copyright infringement for plagiarizing "ET: The Extraterrestrial."

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