Signs (2002)

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Corrected entry: Almost every time Morgan takes a puff from his inhaler, he doesn't depress the pump and therefore would not get any medicine. (00:10:05)

Correction: With the type of inhaler used, it is possible to activate it by a deep breath alone, thus negating the need to press it every time.

That is true for dry-powder inhalers, but Morgan uses a regular metered-dosage inhaler. That requires depressing the canister to get the medicine to come out. In addition, you can even hear a sound effect of the aerosol shooting the medicine out of the canister even though he hasn't actually pressed the canister down.


Corrected entry: When Graham comes back home from Ray's house Merrill and the kids are sitting on the sofa. Morgan's book on aliens is lying on the coffee table on top of another, bigger book, first diagonal, then, when the camera angle changes, straight. (01:00:05)


Correction: In between the two shots is a lingering shot of Graham asking what the book says abot the aliens' intentions. Plenty of time for Morgan to have reached for the book, especially given that Graham is asking about it.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene where Graham hears Bo scream, he uses his right hand to open her bedroom door. In the shot from inside the room, his left arm is outstretched as if he had opened the door with that hand.

Correction: We don't actually see his left hand holding the doorknob. Being right-handed, it makes sense for him to use his right hand to open the door. But since the door swings leftward, he would use his left arm to nudge it further open.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Graham and his brother are nailing the doors shut against the aliens, they go into a room and pull the door shut behind them and then begin to nail boards over the door sill. This will not keep the aliens from opening the door and pushing the boards away from the sill. Not much protection here.

Correction: The doorway however would still be blocked. Having the doorway blocked is still better than not having it blocked.

Corrected entry: The dad walks into a room with glasses of water all over the place (this is after the night when the alien was on the roof) and his daughter is watching a cartoon, called "Dexter's laboratory". In the episode she's watching a scene is missing, in between the part where the father hits the bug off the ladies' hair and the part where the character says "do it up".

Correction: Content is often edited when episodes are rerun in syndication to allow for more commercial breaks.

JC Fernandez

This is generally not true of cartoons with short segments such as Dexter's Laboratory. Even if it were, Dexter's Laboratory has never been syndicated. Reruns are shown through Cartoon Network or the Cartoon Network owned Boomerang and they are never edited for additional commercial breaks. In addition it would not have been syndicated at the time the movie is set, as the film was released during the original run of Dexter's Laboratory in either the 4th or 5th season.


Continuity mistake: When Graham goes into Ray's kitchen you see the vegetables scattered and the knife further on the other side of them. When Graham leans up for the knife, however, it is on the other side of the now grouped vegetables. (00:56:40 - 00:58:10)

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

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Trivia: Some of the artwork done by Bo in the film was actually done by Shyamalan's daughter, Salek.

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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?


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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