History YMMV / Signs

1st Jun '17 2:28:52 AM Vampireandthen
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** Yet another interpretation says that they aren't actually aliens, but demons. This makes sense if you think about. Their behavior could come across as like that of a bunch of supernatural tricksters, always hiding out of plain sight except when they want to be seen and their weakness to water could be because not for biological reasons, but again, supernatural ones, as the water could be considered holy. Remember the little girl who is described as like an alien, and how she always drinks water but never finishes, leaving the glasses everywhere?
20th Apr '17 9:16:54 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: That clicking, almost-but-not-quite normal sound coming from the baby monitor? It's the aliens.
29th Mar '17 11:37:11 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The aliens. Their complete lack of armor and weapons is usually cited simply as an example of WhatAnIdiot, but some more serious hypotheses have been put forward. The two most prominent are that they aliens were actually peaceful, and only began attacking humans after the humans were aggressive towards them, and that they were actually demons defeated by holy water.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The aliens. Their complete lack of armor and weapons is usually cited simply as an example of WhatAnIdiot, but some more serious hypotheses have been put forward. The two most prominent are that they aliens were actually peaceful, and only began attacking humans after the humans were aggressive towards them, and that they were actually demons defeated by holy water.
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.
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