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The Colony (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 20 September 2013 (USA)
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Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

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Jeff Renfroe

Writers:

Jeff Renfroe (screenplay), Svet Rouskov (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Zegers ... Sam
Laurence Fishburne ... Briggs
Bill Paxton ... Mason
Charlotte Sullivan ... Kai
Dru Viergever ... Feral Leader
Atticus Mitchell ... Graydon
John Tench ... Viktor
Lisa Berry ... Nara
Lucius Hoyos ... Rowan
Kimberly-Sue Murray ... Janelle
Michael Mando ... Cooper
Helen Taylor Helen Taylor ... Amanda
Romano Orzari ... Reynolds
John Healy ... Dexter
Kristin Shepherd ... Elena
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Storyline

Groups of people - colonies - are forced underground due to another ice age. Colony 7 goes to check on Colony 5, which they lost contact with. When they get there they find that the colony has fallen and there is a whole new enemy that they have to face on their way back. Written by James Medeiros

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Taglines:

When the world changes the rules of survival change with it See more »


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Trivia

Has three actors who have appeared in films with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Laurence Fishburne appeared in 'Red Heat' (1988), Bill Paxton appeared in 'True Lies' (1994) and Terminator (1984) and Kevin Zegers is set to appear in '478' (2016). See more »

Goofs

The bridge is shown over a crevasse with a glacier flowing through, around the bridge supports. A glacier would have destroyed the supports. See more »

Quotes

Mason: [to Briggs] You know... You'd think for someone who served with you you're give them a little more respect.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the credits go forward instead of going backwards. See more »

Soundtracks

Gear Down
Written by Vladislav Gatev and Svetoslav Gatev
Performed by 2 Bone Giants & Stealthsonic
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Awful
21 July 2013 | by tecnogamingSee all my reviews

I don't know what the makers were thinking, why will you cast Lawrence Fishburn if you're not going to use it in any meaningful way?.

The movie portraits humanity after the ice age has begun. The Colony only explains partially what happened to the planet and why we as humans destroyed it burning all the fossil fuel which contributed to a new ice age, all humanity is lost and the only remains are some "colonies" beneath the earth.

The starting point is quite good, the first minutes of the movie too. Although it is clichéd, it is standard sci-fi, it develop it's characters sufficiently enough but then.. it speeds up its downward spiral once the "enemies" appear on the scene.

The movie has an incredible change of pace once the enemies arrives with poorly execution on the director's side and just god awful fight scenes... Hardcore music and slaughter, i'm in the 80's again?, is this a joke?, I could accept that kind of embarrassment on a B low movie, I just can't accept it in a movie with Lawrence Fishburn that began as well as this one.

It's like the director throw away the script and said "just put the rock music and kill everyone, because that's cool!"... He appears to just shoot himself in the foot with the directing the movie takes.

It goes without saying that this was actually an incredible missed opportunity to tell a interesting story of the survivors of humanity... and a potential hope for the story.

The conclusion to this mess is, kill your opponents swiftly and survive.

I wanna kill myself for wasting all this time. How can they ruin their own potentially good story is beyond me. It seems Hollywood is full of stupid people that takes stupid decisions in the making of movies these days.

Avoid it, if you want to see killing, see it with some meaning added to it. If you want action and scares, go watch Dawn of the Dead, is 1000 times better than this horrendous mess.


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Language:

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Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kolonija See more »

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North Bay, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,310
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