"In the twentieth anniversary edition version of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, policemen's pistols shotguns were replaced with walkie-talkies, completely negating the suspense of the moment. It makes the staggered zoom to Elliot's horrified face before showing the shotguns, which is kept in the new version, look so out of place." -- from TVTropes.
This is a good way to make me flip the fuck out, seriously. What really is quite sad is that, though young people are getting more "mature" and faster nowadays, we've had this weird conservative backlash in response to it.