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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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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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One day, it started to snow, and it never stopped. See more »


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20 September 2013 (USA)  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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The first movie to be shot at the decommissioned NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) base in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. See more »

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The bridge is shown to have random nearly-circular holes punched through the reinforced concrete on its deck, but almost no damage to its steel superstructure. An ice storm or ice age would not have caused damage like that; nor would any other condition shown in the movie. See more »

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Sam: This isn't right!
Mason: This is survival!
[shoots Hal]
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Love You Baby
Written by John Lee Hooker
Performed by John Lee Hooker
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A Frozen & Scary Dystopia
24 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

7.4 of 10. Saw this close to Oblivion and preferred Colony. Both are solid dystopian sci-fi, with this having the far more solid science behind it, which helps with the believability and immersion. The only other qualities they share involves isolation and some annoying narration by the lead character.

Colony has a strong horror aspect to it, including an answer to the question of what might be the middle-ground between human and zombie. There's very little tech involved, contrary to what those seeing Lawrence Fishburne in it might expect. The action, however, is almost entirely fight related, with some connected to the extreme climate conditions and the decaying nature of the cities they're using for shelter.

Outside of a forced end kill and gaps in how the enemy creatures manage to get to certain places, there are no horrible or weak scenes. Budget issues are more evident in undeveloped story elements than the FX.


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