Signs

Signs (2002)

45 corrected entries

(7 votes)

Corrected entry: When Graham and Merrill board up the bedroom door there are some shots through the (closed) door. There is light on their faces coming from the left, where is only a wall and no light, as in all shots from behind. (01:11:15)

NancyFelix

Correction: It is untrue that there is only a wall in that direction. There is a curio cabinet there. The light could be reflecting off the large pane of glass onto their faces.

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: When Merrill and Graham board up the door after they walk through it, Merrill bangs the nail into the board. If you watch his hammer, he misses the nail about six times. (01:10:45)

tom alma

Correction: Happens all the time in real life, that's no movie mistake.

Phixius Premium member
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Corrected entry: Later in the movie we hear from the radio/TV that the aliens have been scared out of other countries as the inhabitants have discovered some "primitive methods" of defense. Of course its very unlikely that those countries wouldn't have mentioned the fact that it was water. Then it would only make sense to forward that information to the REST OF THE WORLD along with any newspieces. Is it that hard to say "oh by the way, you can rid yourself of any pesky aliens by using WATER.".

Correction: It's very common for news shows, especially here in the States, to bait the audience by introducing the most important and/or interesting information, then doing a commercial break: "Coming up next, what you don't know about the deadly chemicals in your own home." This is one such example. It's not extremely important to relay this information because for all intents and purposes the invasion is over - the alien ships have left and only a few wounded stragglers who should be quickly overwhelmed by recovering humans remain. The emergency broadcast about water as a weapon went out while our heroes were in the basement.

Phoenix
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Corrected entry: Ray tells Graham that he passed Graham's wife on the road 10-15 seconds before he hit her. How could he hit her if he already passed her on the road? What, did he do a U-turn in order to hit her?

Correction: Ray actually says that he just fell asleep for 10-15 seconds. During that time when he was asleep he hit Graham's wife.

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No, Ray says, "after passing her." How do you run into someone you passed? If he nodded off, how did he even see her?

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He noticed her on the road when he passed her the first time and hit her on his return trip.

BaconIsMyBFF

Sorry but he most definitely said he passed her. When I heard him, I thought "what did he do, turn around and come back?"

He was making a relatively short trip in his car and she was taking a relatively long walk. He noticed her on the road when he was on his way to wherever he was headed and struck her on his return trip.

BaconIsMyBFF

Corrected entry: When everyone is in the basement, Merrill breaks a light bulb while pulling an ax off a shelf. If you watch frame-by-frame, you will notice it breaks twice.

Correction: The rules of this site are very clear.if it requires slo-mo or freeze-frame it is NOT A MISTAKE.

Jason Hoffman
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Corrected entry: Before the alien attacks Morgan in the basement, only Merrill and Graham have flashlights. Graham drops his flashlight as he goes to grab Morgan. Bo picks it up and shines it on Graham and Morgan, who are on the other side of the room; he then goes and sits with Merrill, putting both flashlights on the same side of the room. However, when Merrill says they should save the flashlights, one light turns off on either side of the room.

Correction: No. The flashlights are not only on the same side of the room, one is directly above the other. Merril turns off his flashlight first, then Bo, both on the left side of the screen.

JC Fernandez
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Corrected entry: These aliens are capable of interstellar travel, but they cannot figure out how to get out of a bathroom, with a wooden door and a simple lock?

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Correction: Given their advanced technology they can travel across the stars. Without that, they're stuck with much the same physical equipment that humnas are. It would be easy enough to lock a person in a closet that has a deadbolt, even though humans are smart enough to figure out relativity.

Phoenix
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Corrected entry: When the family is eating the meal where they got to choose their own food they show a shot of Bo. She has a whole plate of spaghetti. After they show Mel Gibson eating, they go back to Bo and she has a half plate of spaghetti. (01:09:05)

Correction: Mel Gibson has taken some of Bo's spaghetti.

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Corrected entry: After Merrill kills the alien he comes out into the garden where Graham is trying to revive Morgan. There are huge pieces of broken panes in the upstairs windows which weren't there when Graham came out of the house a minute before. (01:34:20)

NancyFelix

Correction: No - the windows are consistent through both shots (the first and third broken, with the second being intact).

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Corrected entry: When the policewoman talks to Graham before she drives off there is a very clear reflection of a crew member with a white t-shirt in the red light of the police car. (00:21:15)

NancyFelix

Correction: What looks like a t-shirt is the break in the overhanging tree's leaves. You can make out Mel Gibson's profile, though.

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Corrected entry: In one scene Mel Gibson is in his bedroom with a bathrobe on and bare legs. He hears his children talking and walks into their bedroom, again with bare legs. He walks into their room and sits on the bed to read their book. When he sits on the bed, he still has the bathrobe on but now also has jeans on.

Correction: The reason that no other women noticed this is that Mel Gibson is not wearing jeans. When he sits between his children his bathrobe covers his legs, and the 'sunlight' on the lower part of the bathrobe gives it a slightly bluish, jeansy tinge. But the fabric is terry.

NancyFelix
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Corrected entry: When Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) goes to meet his family for pizza, he sits down and they all stare at Ray Reddy (Shyamalan, in the red truck). As the camera pulls back out of the doorway, you can see that his slice of pizza is half eaten already, although he couldn't have been eating as he was staring at Reddy as he arrived.

Correction: Graham's slice of pizza stays complete during the scene, only in the last shot the cheese has started to slide off.

NancyFelix
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Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when Mel Gibson's family is standing in the middle of the crop circle, the camera zooms out and it looks like there are acres and acres of corn neatly planted. However, in other shots during the movie, you can see a bunch of trees growing all through the fields that weren't shown at the the very beginning.

Correction: In the aerial shot of the corn field we see the shadows of a row of trees on the side of the field, which are the trees we later see in the movie.

NancyFelix
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Corrected entry: When Bo says, "Morgan took a sip and it has his amoebas in it," if you watch the film with subtitles the word is spelled amebas, without the o.

Correction: "Ameba" is an accepted variation of "Amoeba". http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=ameba.

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Corrected entry: In the shot where Joaquin Phoenix is looking at a large army poster on a wall, the uniform the man is wearing in the poster is actually a navy uniform.

Correction: U.S. Army Recruitment Offices often have posters promoting other branches of the military. I personally have seen Navy and Marine posters in such offices.

furious1116
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Corrected entry: At the end, when Mel Gibson gives his son a shot of epi, it is done incorrectly. It has to be done on the skin only, not through jeans.

Correction: Using an epi-pen or a shot of epinephrine, you can go right through jeans, it states to in the directions, because the seconds that it could take to drop your shorts, could mean life or death. Now, if you can, most doctors recomend direct skin contact, but it is designed to go right through your pants.

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Corrected entry: When Graham and his family leave the basement, they find the aliens have carved holes in the wooden doors etc. If they could do this why didn't they cut through the wooden door to the basement?

Correction: If you look carefully you can see the holes in the door when Graham is walking down the stairs before they lock themselves in the basement. The holes were there before the aliens attack. Also in a deleted scene on the DVD just before they enter the basement you can sorta see the holes better. But they were there before the attack.

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Corrected entry: When Graham wakes up from the couch, he follows the cord into the closet to find his brother watching TV in the closet. However, you can see there is only one cable running from the living room to the closet: the power cable. To watch TV, you have to have two cables; the power cable for the TV and a coax cable from the wall jack which comes from the antenna or satellite dish or whatever. And I seriously doubt that they would conveniently have a coax jack in the coat closet.

Correction: Their TV has an aerial, which has a short wire running from itself to the back of the TV.

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Corrected entry: In the TV news footage where the alien is first seen (children's birthday party), the setting is supposedly South America. However, the children at the party are speaking continental Portugese (from Portugal), not Brazilian Portugese.

Correction: No-one can give a definite answer to this - I'm getting some people saying it's continental, and some saying it's Brazilian, from both places arguing both cases, so you're just going to have to make up your own minds.

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Corrected entry: Graham Hess was a Catholic Priest before his wife was killed. Catholic Priests are not allowed to get married.

Correction: Common misconception - he was Episcopalian.

1

Continuity mistake: When Merrill delivers the final blow to the alien, you see it fall into a table and knock over a single glass of water from the alien's perspective. In the next shot, the top of the table is shown with three tipped glasses. (01:37:40)

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Bo: There's a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?

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Trivia: Ray Reddy (the man who accidentally killed Graham's wife), is the writer/director/producer of the film, M. Night Shyamalan.

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Question: I don't get it. What was the purpose of the aliens coming to Earth? And what exactly happened to them? Where did they go?

MovieBuff09

Answer: It's left unclear, though the film proposes several possible theories, and there are other possible explanations as well. One major theory brought up in the film is that the aliens were there to acquire Earth's resources after using up their own. Another theory proposed at the end of the movie is that the aliens wanted humans for whatever reason, as a radio DJ mentions seeing his friend's family being dragged away. There is also a very popular fan theory that the aliens are supposed to represent demons that are merely there to create chaos and test the moral strength of humanity, as the film is ultimately about Graham losing and then regaining his faith, although this is more subtext than anything and may not be literally true.

Answer: Near the end of the movie... The morning after in the basement... The guy on the radio says the aliens were there not for the planet, but to harvest humans. For what purpose is unknown, maybe as an energy source, Matrix-style.

Chosen answer: According to the theory in the movie they were there to take the planet for their own because they used up all the resources their own planet. They left the planet when it became apparent to them that the water on Earth was too dangerous.

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