When I started watching this I wasn’t really feeling it, and immediately was thinking that it was going to be a bit of a slog to get through. Sure, I had fond memories of enjoying it when I was a kid, but I hadn’t re-watched in ages. Then, after about the first half hour, I started getting sucked in, and I was completely “in” until the end. This is still a fantastic take on the alien movie, and you can already see that Spielberg is really something special. I also love that it’s a movie that doesn’t really include much conflict, and the joy on Dreyfuss’s character’s face when he gets chosen to enter the craft is just, well, joyous.