A man and his family live in a small farming town where all these crop circles just started appearing one night. As more and more appear around the world and people are seeing sightings of flying saucers people begin to panic. Graham Hess, played by Mel Gibson, will soon have to accept what is going on and be ready to find out what these creatures want and what the signs mean.
The movie opens with us being introduced to Graham Hess, who is played by Mel Gibson. He used to be a reverend, but when he wife was killed when a car went off the road and killed her while she was taking a walk, he left the church. Well as we meet Graham we hear the sound of a scream. The scream is coming from Graham’s daughter. Graham and his brother Merrill both run out of the house, Merrill is living at Graham’s after Graham’s wife died. Well they both run into the corn fields and find Graham’s two kids. They are standing there looking at something. As Graham walks through the rows of corn we find a crop circle has been drawn into his crops. The rows of corn weren’t broken, only bent over. Soon more and more crop circles are appearing all over the world. One night Graham is sleeping when his daughter walks into his room to tell him there is a monster outside of her bedroom window. Graham and Merrill both go and look. Graham gets a glimpse of this tall man standing on the roof on the house next door. They both go outside and try to find this thing, but the thing is too fast and they never get a good look at it. Soon the two kids convince Merrill that there are aliens out there, but Graham isn’t convinced yet. Later Graham finds out for himself that his kids are right when he goes to a guy named Ray’s, house where Ray had locked an alien in the pantry. When Graham sees it for himself he goes to his family and they decide to board up the windows and doors. Graham’s son tells them that they aliens could be planning an invasion if they are hostile, and when Graham saw the alien he knew that they were going to be hostile. They board up their house and wait for the aliens to invade.
I’ve seen all of M. Night Shyamalan’s films, and this one is by far the best one yet. The Sixth Sense was good, but it seemed lacking to me. Unbreakable was wonderfully directed and acted, but the script could have used a bit more. Those two films showed us that we had a great director in the making and soon enough he would have his breakthrough films where these two would have just been learning steps for him. Well, with this film he has proven that he has what it takes to be a great director and this is a film with a solid script, wonderful acting, and great directing. The movie had something I didn’t expect to see, and that is that this movie is hilarious. There are equally funny scenes as there are scary ones. The movie I consider is a step above the rest of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies and I look for even better movies to come. Now I’m not cutting down his other movies, I’m just saying that it’s good to see a director improving with every film he makes. Anyway, just check this movie out for yourself because it’s really a great film. Also, this movie can be creepy at times. There were plenty of scenes that made you jump and the audience in the theater even showed how this film was getting under their skin and creeping them out. When it was over people were all clapping and speaking highly of it. I usually don’t do this often, and really have to think before I give a film this rating, but this one really does deserve it. I’m giving this movie a 10 out of 10.