Watch the Trailer to 'E.T.'s Sequel, 'E.T.-X'

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Be honest with yourself. Would you see a sequel to "E.T." if it included a neck-stretching, arm-ripping, Morgan Freeman-eating villain?

"ET-X," a parody trailer by Robert Blankenheim, imagines a modern sequel to the Spielberg classic. It is brutal. Where the original was soft, humanistic and life-affirming, the sequel is...  something else.

When the E.T. spaceships fire missiles into the streets of New York City, a small piece of our childhood curled into the fetal position. And yet, we're so attracted to the fiery explosions and bloody special effects. We even love/hate the ham-fisted orchestral soundtrack.

Why, oh why, does this sort of look… fun?