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Signs 2002

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come...

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The ending completely ruins the rest of the film. Not that was a good film to begin with, but hey. Massive, mind-bending plot holes ahoy!
Love this movie especially if you look at it from the alternate prospective. However you look at it it's an awesome movie and very much worth watching. 9/10
this movie is really good everytime i watch it feels like the first time
i love this movie, first seen it in the cinema back 12 years ago, brilliant movie, joaquin phoenix & mel gibson were gr8 in this
good enjoyable movie 6.5/10
I meant to say: "It's about the return of demons" at start of my previous comment.

This also helps explain some of the seemingly ridiculous plot point particularly surrounding the water:

"the return of demons. Notice it's all about a priest's resurgence of belief, and a preordained moment of redemption-if-dared-and-attempted. There is no alien technology or weaponry or clothing of any kind, only a clawed, naked beast creature and lights in the sky.

Furthermore: The running joke throughout the movie is that people see these "invaders" in a way that's related to their particular frame of mind: The cop sees them as prankster kids, the bookstore owners see them as "a hoax to sell commercials," the Army recruitment officer sees them as invading military, the kids see them as UFOs... and the Priest sees them as test of faith. This understanding of the film removed my hatred of the "You've got to be kidding me; they were killed by WATER!" concept. In fact, the priest's daughter had been referred to as "holy" (as revealed during Mel's key monologue)–recognized by all who saw her at her birth as "an Angel;" and her quite particular relationship to water is shown to be very special and spiritual: In other words, she has placed vials of what are, essentially, HOLY WATER all around the house. (And the creature's reaction when coming in contact with this blessed liquid is EXACTLY like monsters/vampires being splashed by spiritual "acid.")

This view of the movie also explains the creature's actions: They act like superior tricksters, are not able to break in through closed doors, can be trapped behind simple wooden latches –all mythological elements of demons and vampire-like creatures of lore. It also explains the news over the radio at the end of the movie that an ancient method of killing the creatures has been found "in three small cities in the Middle East" - one would suspect the religious "hubs" of the three main Abrahamic traditions, each discovering the "mystic methods" of protection-and-dispatch that I’ve noted earlier.

Note also: All the Christian iconography throughout the movie, the references to "Signs and Wonders" (the true meaning of the title), the crucifix shapes hinted-at everywhere (check out the overhead shot, looking down on the street driving into town) and the ultimate fact that the entire movie is built around a Priest rediscovering he is not abandoned to a random, Godless, scientifically-oriented Universe but, rather, is part of a predicted and dreamed-of plan.

Now –these creatures may for all intents and purposes be some sort of extraterrestrial or inter-dimensional "aliens" –but the point of the movie seems to be that they are, in the ACTUALITY OF THE FILM WORLD, the dark stuff from which all the character’s tales of devils and night-creatures were born."
this was an amazing movie mel gibson and joaquin phoenix were excellent in this

Sounds like you dont like it at all. Lol. But well put review.
Yeah this movie was really good but totally ridiculous in my opinion.. I seriously doubt any life form in the universe is going to be burnt like acid by water. And aliens that can traverse light years though time and space, yet can't even operate a friggin doorknob show up 'naked' with their only weapon a little poison squirt gland in their wrist, and no suits to at least protect them from water??? And I'm sure that cornfield and every plant they walked through at 3AM was covered in dew. It would've been like walking though fire to those things. I've never liked most of his movies, he overthinks to much about his 'twists' and seems oblivious to the obvious.
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