#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Preacher Graham Hess loses his faith in God after his wife dies in a brutal car accident. He lives with his children and brother in a farmhouse. Crop circles start to appear in their cornfields; Graham dismisses them as mischief by miscreants. After hearing strange noises and watching news coverage on crop circles appearing all over the world, the family grows suspicious of alien activities. Now they must stick together as a family and believe, to survive and escape the ordeal.
Plot: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
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Not my favorite M. Night Shyamalan film. Also not my least favorite…
_**Is it really about aliens?**_
M. Night Shyamalan’s “Signs” (2002) is about a disillusioned ex-minister (Mel Gibson) who lives in the country with his son & daughter and brother (Juaquin Phoenix). The reasons for his disillusionment become clear as the story unfolds. When a mysterious crop circle is discovered in their cornfield they wonder if it’s a prank or an alien invasion!
Although the plot deals with a possible alien invasion, the theme is faith. There are two general views of life: (1) That life and the universe are one big meaningless accident and you’re just an insignificant bug that will soon be squashed out of existence and memory. And (2) that there’s an intelligent design to the universe and, although it’s somehow fallen (i.e. severely messed up), there IS meaning, love, hope and purpose, even if we are presently unable to fully comprehend it.
The film addresses the clash of these two opposing views. We’ve all experienced the conflict of these two positions within our OWN hearts; it’s the clash of flesh (id) and spirit (super-ego). On the one hand, we WANT to believe the latter position, but life dishes out so much crap that we are seriously tempted to give-in to the former.
This is the struggle Gibson’s character faces in the story. He’s given up on God and is stumbling in the dark; he’s just going through the motions to exist. His smile is mostly a facade.
Many people diss the film for an obvious plot hole regarding the alien’s weakness, but Shyamalan’s too talented to not realize this. It’s a sign to what the film is really about (sorry; I couldn’t resist).
**SPOILER ALERT** (Don’t read further unless you’ve seen the film)
It’s possible that the aliens aren’t really extraterrestrials but rather demons from the underworld (the dark dimension) invading the physical realm to take as many victims as they can. The idea that they are aliens is just a mass deception and, remember, the devil is the “father of lies”.
There are many clues: The spaceships are never seen, just lights in the sky (the devil’s also called “the prince of the power of the air” in the bible). The “aliens” look decidedly demonic and have cloven hoofs. The “primitive method” of repelling the aliens is discovered in “three cities the Middle East” and is holy water, which is ordinarily used by Catholic & Episcopal exorcists against demonic manifestations (Shyamalan, by the way, attended Catholic & Episcopal schools). The daughter, Bo, was said to be a “gift from God” who is sensitive to impure (unholy) water. Her name in Old Norse means “to live” and she was able to discern the weapon of life needed to defeat the demonic menace. The dog and bird were clearly possessed. The crop circles are occultic symbols and possible portals to the underworld. The crop circle in the Hess cornfield resembles a pitchfork. When the disillusioned minister cries out to God that he hates him he actually displays his faith; after all, he has to believe in God in order to converse. At that precise moment his son recovers from the asthma attack and the news announcer declares that the “aliens” are retreating. You see, FAITH sends the enemy fleeing with their tails between their legs.
Also, we see evidence that the demons are personal in nature. The “alien” locked in the vet’s pantry was linked to the guilt and disillusionment that haunted the vet and the minister after the death of the latter’s wife.
Also, we see evidence that the demons are personal in nature. The “alien” locked in the vet’s pantry was linked to the guilt and disillusionment that haunted the vet after the death of the minister’s wife.
Keep in mind that when the film debuted, Shyamalan was known as the king of the plot twist, yet the revelation that the aliens’ weakness is water wasn’t exactly a mind-blowing turn seeing as how the earth is 71% water and technologically advanced aliens who can travel the galaxy would know this. Moreover, the aliens curiously have no physical weapons and are easily trapped by a pantry door. It stands to reason that Shyamalan hid the twist in the movie. That twist is that the aliens are really demonic in nature.
I’m not saying you can’t view the movie as a literal extra-terrestrial invasion flick, but rather that the underlying demonic reading is a legitimate way of viewing the material because it all ties together and links to the story arc of the disillusioned ex-minister finding redemption. Also, I’m not suggesting that you have to believe in God to appreciate this movie, which is obviously not the case.
BOTTOM LINE: This is a quality Shyamalan film and is about on par with “The Sixth Sense” and “The Village.”
The film runs 106 minutes and was shot in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Intriguing but overly deliberate
Graham Hess is a preacher turned farmer since the death of his wife 6 months prior shattered his faith in the idea of God being in control and all things happening for his reasons. When his children awake to find a massive corn circle outside their house, Graham assumes practical jokers. When he sees men running outside his house at night he is sure of it. However when they begin to occur all over the world and are soon followed by global sightings of both crafts and aliens, he begins to realise what is going on, although the reasons behind it are unclear.
When it came out, Signs got so trashed by the majority of critics and imdb users that I decided to skip it. When friends got it out on DVD I was glad of the chance to see it, but wary that it may not have too much to offer. I was surprised that I enjoyed it, but I could also see why so many people had major problems with it. The plot is intriguing from scene one and only builds bigger as it goes along. My main problem with it was, just as the events take on a massive global significance, the film turns to focus on only the farm house. This is OK but I felt I needed to see more of what was going on elsewhere as the small scale action couldn’t compete with the bigger picture.
The film has plenty of jumps but suffers from being overly deliberate and plodding for the majority. Every scene is shot as if it is teasing with the idea of an alien bursting out at every minute and thus doesn’t feel like it flows or is as natural as it could be. The actual plot is OK but many will be turned off by it’s concept that `God has a plan’ especially since they came for sci-fi, not religion. The flashbacks don’t totally work and Shyamalan’s traditional twist is not as impacting as he probably planned it to be.
The cast is pretty weak considering the talent. Gibson plays it too tight and reverently all the way, it’s hard to get with his character considering how straight he plays it. Then on the other side of the coin Phoenix is better because he is a little looser and more comic, but this doesn’t sit well with the `on edge’ feel that Shyamalan has given almost all of his scenes. Culkin is OK but too obvious while Breslin is better than she is allowed to be and really could have benefited with a bit more screen time.
Overall this is a good story at heart but is spoilt a little by the telling and the fact that, while we all saw it becoming a global sci-fi, Shyamalan was actually building it to be come a much smaller look at faith and God. This clash of aims is hard to accept but there is still plenty to enjoy as well as plenty of jumps, just a shame that the film’s final quarter can’t live up to the expectation the plot had created.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director M. Night Shyamalan
Writer M. Night Shyamalan
Actors Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 34 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision Super Speed Z-Series MKII and Ultra Speed Z-Series MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Super Speed Z-Series MKII and Ultra Speed Z-Series MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Super Speed Z-Series MKII and Ultra Speed Z-Series MKII Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,830 m (Italy), 2,917 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (Texas Instruments DLP 1280 x 1024, 1.5 : 1 anamorphic)