This is not a review. This is a reflection of my feelings. I saw Signs back then in the cinema and I found it scary. Not any more. Today it looks so much different. My God, did I feel for this family. It’s not necessarily about the aliens. The film uses them as a means to an end, to teach us about faith. To show us that not everything can be explained logically. Be it aliens or processes during the life of every human being. And even if you are a doubter about religion, Signs manages to make you think about it at least a little bit. The actors are first class, especially the 4 main actors: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin and Abigail Breslin. In addition, the film is naturally scary and for me one of the best alien films I have ever seen. Only someone like M. Night Shyamalan manages to convey the obvious horror to the viewer through his mere presence, less his visibility. Throughout a masterpiece, which is more than just supported by the excellent soundtrack.
I believe that years ago I would have awarded even fewer stars than now. But now it’s just 5 stars, because I was feverish and cried. And that’s what makes films. When these emotions are pushed to the limit
My ★★★★★ review of Signs (2002) on @letterboxd: boxd.it/1pEqBl