Anybody get a chance to see this movie yet? It is actually pretty good! I enjyoed it a lot. I highly recommend this movie to everyone reading this post. And for those of you who have seen the movie I would like to hear your comments onj the movie (fav. part etc.) and try not to spoil a lot of material. We do not want to ruin it for those who have not seen it yet.
I saw Signs last weekend and I was stunned by it all. My family lives in a area similiar to the family in the movie, I have two dogs, and my faith has been tested...this movie is all my nightmares rolled into one film! I loved it.
That being said, if your only interested in the mystery of the crop circles, I think your missing the point the director is trying to make.
This movie is about faith - loss, hate, rebirth. To make this movie entertaining he made the tests unbearable and added fear, but in the end, it's back to faith. And yes there are some plot holes, but I got over them pretty quickly. See it and judge for yourself, just make sure you see it with and open mind. It's not your typical popcorn film....
Taike the film at its face value.
It's not an exploration of esoteric phenomena, it's the story of a family.
Judge it on that criterion, not on your (our) own criteria of what we thought it might have been (based on the trailers).
It's effectively spooky.
Well anyway, it spooked me.
I didn't even realize this was a Shyamalan film until I got to the theatre. I loved this movie. And I also noted a lot of thing that made me walk out of the theatre saying to myself "I gotta get this movie on DVD"
Plus, even the "slasher flick" action was well done and unlike many true slasher flicks, the timing was perfection and it was never ever over-the-top gore, just frightening enough to add that needed element, like a sprinkle of cocoa on a latte.
Did anyone besides me pick up that Bo kept getting "feelings" that had obvious validity to her family. i.e. they had proof before that Bo's "feelings" had a real basis and might come true?
Noticed a lttle article in today's Daily Express (10.09.02 p32). Reg Presley, ex-frontman for The Troggs (remember them?), was hired as a consultant for Signs. Interviewed for the paper he states his belief that human beings are not from Earth and gives the fact that we are the only animals that have to squint as proof.
Saw 'Signs' last night and it comes across as a low-key remake of War Of The Worlds, Independence Day, Mars Attacks, etc. concentrating on one family's experiences while the rest of the world is only seen through TV news footage. I enjoyed it but not as much as I had hoped I would ***½ or 7/10
In comparison :
'The Sixth Sense' **** 8/10
'Unbreakable' ****½ 9/10
In my opinion the only Mel Gibson films worth watching are:
Mad Max (1979) ****
Gallipoli (1981) ****½
Mad Max II (1981) ****½
The Year Of Living Dangerously (1982) ****
The Bounty (1984) ****
Braveheart (1995) **** who cares about historical accuracy when the battle scenes are this good!
Ransom (1996) ***½
Chicken Run (2000) ****
Signs (2002) ***½
Don’t think I’ve forgotten any?
Oh yeah. Fairy-Tale : A True Story was a good little picture **** that Mel appears in for about 2 seconds, but a very important 2 seconds.
Spoliers ahoy! If you've not seen it and think you might like to DO NOT READ ON!
It's an enjoyable film, but the end ruins it! For a few reasons...
a) The alien looks like summat from Babylon Chuffin' Five
b) If the aliens are alergic to water surely they'll be scuppered AS SOON AS IT RAINS! And notice one of the crop circles is in good old Wakefield, spiritual home of miserable downpours?
c) Would the aliens really scream "Retreat, lads! These Monkeymen have big sticks and hosepipes! We never thought of that! LEG IT!"?
Good film otherwise though. I think it would have been better if the aliens would only have been glimpsed, ie the invasion from the viewpoint of people watching it unfold on their screens, rather than anyone actually involved, focusing purely with the emotional aspects. It ALMOST gets there, but the end is silly.