Signs

Signs (2002)

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Continuity mistake: When Graham gets out of bed and goes into the hallway, he is barefoot. Next thing we see is that he has his shoes on and tied up nicely.

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Suggested correction: It should be noted that before Graham is shown going outside, the film cuts away to Merrill getting startled out of bed by Bo's screams, suggesting that Graham took the time to put his shoes on before going outside to check on his children. Maybe you could argue his fatherly instincts in taking time to put on his shoes when his children are potentially in danger is a stupidity, but that would be a separate entry altogether.

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Continuity mistake: When the deputy sheriff comes out of the house, her ink pen is sticking through the hole in her pocket flap but not in the pocket itself. After she turns around at the car, her ink pen is inside her pocket and not "flapping" loose as it was just a split second before. (00:21:15)

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Graham Hess: Swing away Merrill. Merrill... swing away.

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Trivia: Ray Reddy (the man who accidentally killed Graham's wife), is the writer/director/producer of the film, M. Night Shyamalan.

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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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