Signs

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I WATCHED IT AND IT WAS TERRIFINGLY AMAZING! (HEART).

Signs is a slow-boiling Science-Fiction Thriller that focuses on the Hess Family dealing with strange occurrences at their farm. First, unexplained crop circles appear, then their dogs become agitated, and finally they see what appear to be malevolent beings invade their property in the early stages of what might be an invasion. When more crop circles and other sightings begin to happen globally, the Hess family is forced to confront the menace on their own while already dealing with personal loss. Sometimes humorous to break up the mounting tension, Signs offers a story about faith, family, dealing with grief and standing together against adversity. Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin and Abigail Breslin star as the besieged family. M. Night Shymalan also appears. One of Shymalan's better films for building suspense and being entertaining from start to finish.

Erik M.

Continuity mistake: When Merrill delivers the final blow to the alien, you see it fall into a table and knock over a single glass of water from the alien's perspective. In the next shot, the top of the table is shown with three tipped glasses. (01:37:40)

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Bo: There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?

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Trivia: Some of the artwork done by Bo in the film was actually done by Shyamalan's daughter, Salek.

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Question: I don't get it. What was the purpose of the aliens coming to Earth? And what exactly happened to them? Where did they go?

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Answer: It's left unclear, though the film proposes several possible theories, and there are other possible explanations as well. One major theory brought up in the film is that the aliens were there to acquire Earth's resources after using up their own. Another theory proposed at the end of the movie is that the aliens wanted humans for whatever reason, as a radio DJ mentions seeing his friend's family being dragged away. There is also a very popular fan theory that the aliens are supposed to represent demons that are merely there to create chaos and test the moral strength of humanity, as the film is ultimately about Graham losing and then regaining his faith, although this is more subtext than anything and may not be literally true.

Answer: Near the end of the movie... The morning after in the basement... The guy on the radio says the aliens were there not for the planet, but to harvest humans. For what purpose is unknown, maybe as an energy source, Matrix-style.

Chosen answer: According to the theory in the movie they were there to take the planet for their own because they used up all the resources their own planet. They left the planet when it became apparent to them that the water on Earth was too dangerous.

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