#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Preacher Graham Hess, played by Mel Gibson, has lost his faith in God after his wife dies in a brutal car accident. He along with his son and daughter and his brother Merrill lives in a farmhouse. Crop circles begin to appear in their corn fields which Graham dismisses as mischief by miscreants. After hearing strange noises and watching news coverage on crop circles appearing all over the world, the family grows suspicious of alien activities. Now they must stick together and believe, as a family to survive the ordeal and find a way to escape.
Plot: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
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I don’t think this film deserved the poor reviews that some gave it. I’ve only seen 3 of Night Shylaman’s films (6th Sense, Unbreakable) and this one is the most sophisticated in my mind in terms of the director manipulating the viewers into seeing and believing what he wants you to believe.
This is not Gibson’s worst film by any means. If anything he gets to try to portray an understated, confused, and emotionally scarred character and I think he soft-sells it very well. Joaquin Phoenix also has a similar character to play and he too soft-sells it well. That was probably not an accident as their calm, sullen personalities contrast with the unbearable situation they find themselves in.
If you haven’t already, see it – and keep an open mind.
I actually really rather like Signs…
Signs is set in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) lives on a farm with his his two young children Bo (Abigail Breslin) & Morgan (Rory Culkin) plus his younger brother Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), one morning they discover elaborate crop circles in their corn fields. At first they think it’s a hoax but there are newsflashes all over the TV which say these crop circles have appeared all over the world, then things turn really sinister when UFO’s start appearing in the sky by these crop circles & when footage of an alien is caught on a camcorder the Hess family have to consider the possibility of an alien invasion…
Written, produced & directed by M. Night Shyamalan who also has a fairly big role in the film as Ray Reddy who ran over Mel Gibson’s character’s wife I actually really liked Signs. The script which takes itself pretty seriously could be described as somewhat slow at times but I thought the story was engaging & pretty intriguing which kept me hooked. I really liked all the character’s here, OK maybe the kids are a touch annoying as they tend to be in films but I thought this was pretty well written with a decent balance between humour & seriousness. The alien invasion stuff is kept to a minimum & little is seen of the aliens themselves, this is a film where less is more & it retains a air of creepiness around the aliens. It’s not big on action either & concentrates on the Hess family & almost totally ignores the outside world which is unusual for recent alien flicks which tend to be nothing more than showcase’s for overblown CGI computer effects as in Independence Day (1996) & War of the Worlds (2005) so Signs is a nice change of pace, I mean there’s nothing wrong with huge CGI special effects filled films but Signs was just a nice change.
Director Shyamalan does a fine job but then he had a mega budget to help him, for those looking for another The Sixth Sense (1999) will probably be disappointed as Signs is a very different film & doesn’t have such a great ending. I thought there were some creepy moments here & the restraint in the usage of CGI here helps create an ominous atmosphere & leaves something to the audiences imagination which is a novelty these days. What CGI is here is very good & the alien when eventually seen looks OK if a little unimaginative.
With a whopping budget of $72,000,000 Signs obviously looks the business & has that big budget Hollywood look although that huge figure did surprise me a bit as there’s not many special effects, there’s only about five character’s in the entire film & it takes place in the same location for the most part so 72 big ones does seem like quite a lot considering the end result. I thought the acting was pretty good throughout.
Signs in my opinion is a great alien invasion flick that tells it’s story in a different sort of way, I liked it a lot although I know for a fact there’s a lot of hate out there for it. Personally I think it’s well worth a watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director M. Night Shyamalan
Writer M. Night Shyamalan
Actors Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin
Awards 3 wins & 34 nominations.
Production Company Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision Super Speed Z-Series MKII and Ultra Speed Z-Series MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Super Speed Z-Series MKII and Ultra Speed Z-Series MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Super Speed Z-Series MKII and Ultra Speed Z-Series MKII Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,917 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (Texas Instruments DLP 1280 x 1024, 1.5 : 1 anamorphic)