Signs

Signs (2002)

Ending / spoiler

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The aliens are unable to break into the cellar. Hearing on the radio that the space ships have left Earth, the family emerges. The invaders are seemingly gone, but when Graham and Merrill go into the living room, they are confronted by a stranded alien. It is carrying Morgan and about to shoot deadly gas into his face. Suddenly recalling his wife’s dying words, Graham tells Merrill, a failed semi-pro baseball player, to "swing away." Merrill grabs his old bat from the wall bracket. The threatened alien releases the gas and drops Morgan to the floor. Graham grabs Morgan, who’s having an asthma attack, and rushes outside to give him a life-saving injection. Meanwhile, Merrill attacks the alien with the bat, and after a fierce struggle, kills it. Morgan survives, his asthma preventing him from breathing the poisonous vapor. Graham believes this was God’s way of saving his son. His faith restored, he returns to the pulpit.

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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Officer Caroline: Merrill... how's work at the gas station?
Merrill: Stimulating.

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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?

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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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