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
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 Kevin Zegers is set to appear in '478' (2016). See more »
In the first scene, where the man and woman are being chased through a tunnel, the man wears a thick down jacket in the first shot. In the second shot he just wears a sweater. In the third shot he wears his jacket again. When they finally reach the door, he is just wearing his sweater again. See more »
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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