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13th Aug '16 1:16:22 PM Avenuewriter
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** Another interpretation, this one explored somewhat by ChrisStuckmann in his examination of the film, utilizes some fridge logic. Why would a race of aliens with a weakness to water travel to what, from their perspective, is essentially a DeathWorld? They're not stupid, they're just incredibly desperate for resources.
26th Feb '16 3:25:48 PM rjd1922
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* WhatAnIdiot: The aliens, as noted by the FridgeLogic explained on the main page. What were aliens vulnerable to water thinking in invading Earth?

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* WhatAnIdiot: The aliens, as noted by the FridgeLogic explained on the main page.under FridgeLogic. What were aliens vulnerable to water thinking in invading Earth?
19th Feb '16 10:20:33 AM emillang1000
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*** To wit: Officers in Bucks all wear blue uniforms, not brown. The jackets they wear are blue windbreakers, not brown with fur trim. They also don't wear wide-brimmed hats; they wear standard police hats, if any hats at all (most don't). Ultimately, the police uniforms seen in the movie look like California outfits, rather than Pennsylvania uniforms.
19th Feb '16 10:14:54 AM emillang1000
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Despite Shyamalan being from Philadelphia, his version of Bucks County is hilariously wrong... to the point that Bucks residents didn't even ''realize'' it was set in their county initially, let alone the ''county seat.''
** The uniforms the police wear don't look anything like what any officers in Bucks County wear or have ever worn - Sheriffs, deputies, state patrolmen, local police, or anything.
** There are no large farms at all within the vicinity of Doylestown, as the entire area is much too hilly for proper farming, and by now much too developed.
** There are also no large natural bodies of water within ''miles'' of Doylestown - where that lake came from is anyone's guess.
** While there ''are'' a ludicrous number of trees in Bucks County and Doylestown especially, which give a little privacy, it's also so densely populated that it's literally impossible for a farm to be secluded - there would have been at ''least'' two dozen houses within short walking distance and probably ''line of sight'' of the farmhouse.
** The setting as a whole looks nothing like Bucks County except maybe the northern-most areas; it actually bears more of a striking resemblance to the Poconos about a half-hour farther north.
16th Feb '16 8:06:58 AM rjd1922
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* FridgeLogic: How exactly would the aliens have dealt with something like, oh, a rainstorm? Or snowpack in the parts of the world that were experiencing winter at the time? This may be the only alien invasion at risk of getting called on account of weather.

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* FridgeLogic: How exactly would the aliens have dealt with something like, oh, a rainstorm? Or snowpack in the parts of the world that were experiencing winter at the time? This may be the only alien invasion at risk of getting called off on account of weather.
6th Dec '15 8:46:10 PM Austin
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** Since the fire and death in the picture is clearly being caused by a flying saucer, perhaps no further elaboration was felt needed?
6th Dec '15 8:45:35 PM Austin
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** Or simply that we're ''not supposed to understand why''. The movie is attempting to convey an alien invasion not from a gutsy action hero's perspective who blows stuff up and saves the day, but from a normal family who's just trying to hunker down and live through it. We don't understand why the aliens do what they do the way they do because said family almost certainly wouldn't have any clue.
*** To an extent, this could very well be the point. This is a thriller, that specifically runs off of NothingIsScarier.

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** Or simply An alternate take is that we're ''not not supposed to understand why''.why. The movie is attempting to convey an alien invasion not from a gutsy action hero's perspective who blows stuff up and saves the day, but from a normal family who's just trying to hunker down and live through it. We don't understand why the aliens do what they do the way they do because said family almost certainly wouldn't have any clue.
*** To an extent, this could very well be the point. This is a thriller, that specifically runs off of NothingIsScarier.
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** They probably weren't, and part of the point is that we don't know.
4th Oct '15 2:41:00 AM darkknight109
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* FridgeLogic: How exactly would the aliens have dealt with something like, oh, a rainstorm? Or snowpack in the parts of the world that were experiencing winter at the time? This may be the only alien invasion at risk of getting called on account of weather.
12th Sep '15 7:32:38 PM dangerdan97
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** Since the fire and death in the picture is clearly being caused by a flying saucer, perhaps no further elaboration was felt needed?
13th May '15 2:58:26 PM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: The theme and moral are delivered with the subtlety of a blow to the head by a sledge hammer (or baseball bat). "It was like it was meant to be." "''That's'' why he had asthma!" During the scene where Graham and Merrill sit on the couch discussing fate it almost seems as if the movie contains its own Cliff Notes analysis of itself. We also flashback to it at the end, just in case we weren't ''totally'' clear.


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