I always loved the atmosphere in this
The sense of wonder, the eerieness of the main character, covered in mud, toiling away to build his Devil's Tower replica in the living room whilst adverts and soaps played on his TV, and he only takes a moment to look out of his window to see everyone else living their lives without any cares. Or when the little boy sees something in his kitchen that makes him stare, or when the aliens come to take the little boy away from his mother, scenes like that.
The atmosphere that only Stephen Spielberg could muster in his early movies. This is also in E.T., but less pronounced there, I feel.