Signs is directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, and it stars Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin in a science fiction thriller about a family that sees a bunch of crop circles in their cornfield, and that there's a creature of some kind the lurks around their house, making them slowly realize that they are not alone. In terms of the filmography that M. Night Shyamalan has directed and written that received positive reviews, Signs is the last film from him that I'm going to review until his next film comes out and happens to have good reviews again. In terms of the films that he's involved with, I'm not done with him just yet as I have yet to review Wide Awake, Stuart Little, which he only got credited as a co-writer, and ..... The Last Airbender. So with this, let's get started. This actually took me a few tries to actually watch and finish it throughout, and it wasn't because it was bad or boring, although it is slow, I was always tired when I watch it and always end up falling asleep by the end of it. Now I finally got to watch the remaining parts that I slept on, and the overall film that I think, is a really good one, even though it can be inconsistent at times. I really like about how we don't know about whether the crop circles are representing supernatural presence, or if it's all fake, and even if it's all real, we wouldn't know about if they were going to attack, study us, or just help out, which in a sense, kind of reminds me of Arrival or Close Encounters of the Third Kind where you don't know about what they want. The characters are good enough that you know about what they are suppose to be in terms of their characteristics. I also like that they have absolutely no idea about what they need to do in terms of defending themselves as they don't know about what's going to happen next, and they just go by the small clues that they use for themselves, even if not all of them works. The story is well done as we have not got a plot like this that is different in terms of the science fiction genre. The writing by M. Night Shyamalan is solid, but there were times that the writing can be a bit weird that is kind of funny, but I'm not sure of whether it's intentional or not. The acting can be good at times, but it can get awkward, which I think is just from the direction that the director wanted to go for. The cinematography by Tak Fujimoto has some impressive shots, but then there are lingering shots that looked wonky and just doesn't seem to look right. The score by James Newton Howard is really creepy, with that sweet theme song to listen to. It's really suspenseful to watch, especially in the cornfield scene in the middle of the night, even though the scares don't pay off in the end. The twist that M. Night Shyamalan has put in, wasn't really effective as it didn't make any sense, and was way too much of a coincidence. Signs is a really great build-up to an execution that gave me mixed feelings, but I still managed to really like the film as a whole, while seeing a bit of the director's downfall that lasted for years.