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The Colony (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 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.

Director:

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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When the earth froze, the rules of survival changed forever. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Stars Kevin Zegers and Bill Paxton have both starred in films about the RMS Titanic; the former in the TV series Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012) and the latter in James Cameron 1997 blockbuster film Titanic (1997). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Briggs: Not so much of a welcoming committee this time.
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Crazy Credits

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

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The Mirror Blues
Written by Duane Andrews
Performed by Duane Andrews and The Sinjawn Vipers
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A Frozen & Scary Dystopia
24 July 2013 | by in1984See 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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Colony See more »

Filming Locations:

North Bay, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,310
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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