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
When they exit colony five, Laurence Fishburne's character explodes the chimney from which they climbed out by throwing a pack of dynamite inside of it. In the next cut we see the chimney going off, but it explodes at ground level, making it collapse, not underground, where the dynamite should have fallen by that time. See more »
During the end credits, the credits go forward instead of going backwards. See more »
The Mirror Blues
Written by Duane Andrews
Performed by Duane Andrews and The Sinjawn Vipers See more »
A Frozen & Scary Dystopia
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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