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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

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Jeff Renfroe (screenplay), Svet Rouskov (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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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 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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When the world changes the rules of survival change with it See more »


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kolonija See more »

Filming Locations:

North Bay, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 Kevin Zegers is set to appear in '478' (2016). See more »

Goofs

The bridge, as others have pointed out, either would not be there given the glacier flow or would be encased in ice and snow. But assuming it as seen and given how long they have been living in the environment, the travellers would walk along the outside steel structure rather than risking the obviously fragile roadway and in any case would be carrying ropes and using team roping to secure against individual slips & falls when crossing such an obstacle. See more »

Quotes

Mason: We need to take care of our own, Briggs.
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During the end credits, the credits go forward instead of going backwards. See more »

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Written by Vladislav Gatev and Svetoslav Gatev
Performed by 2 Bone Giants & Stealthsonic
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Pretty good. Bad. Worse. OMG!!!
21 July 2013 | by gothic-fictionSee all my reviews

I was really looking forward into seeing The colony, nice couple of actors, huge fan of Paxton, love the Apocalypse theme, love the mix with the winter and freaking HATE, The Colony!!

And here are the reasons: the dialogue is pure cliché, you can predict almost every word that comes out of somebody's mouth, especially during those intense moments. There is always a hot head in such movies, but this one here, was simply, purely, retarded! Not to mention he had previous experience in the domain of apocalypse breakthrough but nooo, he decides to repeat the mistakes seen before. After around 40 minutes, logic breaks lose, runs far far away and we remain with so many unanswered questions, you can't even keep track of them. How? Why? Again How? Pretty much, a lot of HOWs, that's the real main problem. I know there are many gems out there, where you need to go logic free and just enjoy what you're seeing, but this time, it's beyond anything remotely acceptable.

The ending itself is truly pitiful, I seriously couldn't believe it whatsoever, I knew it was about to hit its last minutes, yet I never gave up on it, always hoped for something to happen and leave me with a so-so feeling about it.

This movie is truly bad, no reason to recommend it whatsoever. Some comments said it is innocent fun, others an "alright" movie, above average scifi, I completely disagree tho. I hated it! I'm sorry to say it, but I did.

Therefore, I will not recommend it, not even worth a download, but if you do decide to watch it, lower your expectations as much as possible, and maybe, just maybe, it will work better for you.

A movie with same theme, apocalypse on our beloved Earth, with men eating men, you can find Tooth and Nail, more of an independent movie, but works out way better. I wish you the best!


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