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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

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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,310
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Color:

Color

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 Terminator (1984) and Kevin Zegers is set to appear in '478' (2016). See more »

Goofs

At the end when leaving the colony there are clearly 4 people then instantly 5. After a quick scene in a new location there are 5 shown then instantly 11. See more »

Quotes

Mason: Briggs is gone. I'm running things now.
Sam: When everyone's dead, huh? And you're king of the fucking castle, then what?
Mason: I'll still be running things.
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During the end credits, the credits go forward instead of going backwards. See more »

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Love You Baby
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Performed by John Lee Hooker
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Actually a 7.5/10, but I'll give it an 8 since it's a B-movie done well
22 July 2013 | by tetraslashSee all my reviews

First off, since IMDb doesn't allow half-ratings and the current IMDb average is way below what the movie's truly worth, I decided to up my rating to an 8. I've been giving thought as to whether I should settle on a 7, but knowing that The Colony was a B-movie, I generously gave it an 8.

This movie is surprisingly done well. I have a personal liking for post-apocalyptic settings, and this one hits the nail on the spot, for what they chose. As the plot states, a small colony of survivors attempt to survive an ice age, and some unforeseen circumstances occur.

There isn't much I can say about the movie, apart from the fact that I felt that it was definitely worth the time to watch. It's a really solid movie, and you won't regret watching it. The acting was fine, there were no outrageous moments, and there were no issues with the other details in the movie, such as the CG (which was done pretty good).

The pacing of the movie is relatively nice, and the movie finishes just right. The movie wasn't stretched out, nor cut short. Any post-apocalyptic movie can easily be over- or underdone (trying to cram in too many subplots in a small timeframe, or not putting in enough to take full availability of the setting), but this one has just enough.

There's not much else I can say without spoiling the movie, so I'll just say that if you like post-apocalyptic movies, you're sure to have a kick out of watching this one.


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