Agreed. Near garbage. The notable spooky moments might have suffered a lone burden of overly drawn out tragedy flashbacks that set the mood. But the attempt to recover from the heavy hammer of "see, tragedy caused him to lose faith, get it yet?" gets knocked out cold by some truly head spinning nonsense moments. Alien invaders that show up in mass, but then waste their time sneaking around rural farmhouses and get taken out by squirt guns and baseball bats. And that whole near comedic farce serves as the epiphany of restoration of faith. All in all one long, tedious, and glaringly unsubtle establishment of character mood spaced with glaciar passed tension build (with teaser shocks serving as a defibrillator to the film's pacing cardiac arrests) finally leading to a "what the fuck?" resolution. Nothing distinguishes this film from the countless others that also spun too much film reel taking themselves way too seriously only to then toss at the camera a dead rat dressed in a clown suit just before rolling final credits. Maybe I am in the minority. Though a 3 1/2 star Amazon rating, a 6.9 on IMDB, and 74% on Rotten Tomatoes is a long way from a general declaration of a "great film", so that "minority" is probably more sizeable than you allude. But several reviewers panned the film when it came out, and it killed the Shyamalan streak for me long before I even considered what he would work on next. Signs was the crack in the glass that lead to Shyamalan bashing, not a film that suffered from latter reputation damage.