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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.

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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One day, it started to snow, and it never stopped. 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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first movie to be shot at the decommissioned NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) base in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. 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

Sam: The world froze over a long time ago. So long ago that I can't remember the warmth of the sun. I heard stories growing up... How the planet grew hotter as our fuel was burned. How we made towers to work the weather. But the truth is... one day... it started to snow. And it never stopped.
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During the end credits, the credits go forward instead of going backwards. See more »

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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.34 (2013) See more »

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Gear Down
Written by Vladislav Gatev and Svetoslav Gatev
Performed by 2 Bone Giants & Stealthsonic
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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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