History YMMV / Signs

31st Jan '17 8:19:10 AM OlfinBedwere
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* EndingAversion: In contrast to the more generally ill-received films that M. Night Shyamalan would produce after this film up until his CareerResurrection in the mid-2010s, this one's mostly seen as a film that has some good atmosphere and performances, but is let down by a silly and contrived ending.
15th Nov '16 7:50:14 PM jabberwocky1996
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* CriticalDissonance: Upon release ''Signs'' was regarded by critics as being a pretty good film by M. Night that still proved his talent for building suspense. Among casual filmgoers, though, it's grown to become a laughingstock of inept horror akin to ''Film/TheWickerMan'' remake or M. Night's later film, ''Film/TheHappening''.
14th Nov '16 9:55:25 PM jabberwocky1996
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* ShipsThatPassInTheNight: Evidently, Caroline/Graham [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/7664653 has a fanfic that teases this pairing]] while also [[Main/{{Fanon}} expanding her character]]. This is despite the fact that the two only share three scenes together and don't interact romantically.
24th Sep '16 3:45:11 PM Leefan
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* CriticalDissonance: Upon release ''Signs'' was regarded by critics as being a pretty good film by M. Night that still proved his talent for building suspense. Among casual filmgoers, though, it's grown to become a laughingstock of inept horror akin to ''Film/TheWickerMan'' remake or M. Night's later ''Film/TheHappening''.

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* CriticalDissonance: Upon release ''Signs'' was regarded by critics as being a pretty good film by M. Night that still proved his talent for building suspense. Among casual filmgoers, though, it's grown to become a laughingstock of inept horror akin to ''Film/TheWickerMan'' remake or M. Night's later film, ''Film/TheHappening''.
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?
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