The Colony (2013)

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The Colony (2013)
  • Time: 95 min
  • Genre: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Director: Jeff Renfroe
  • Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers, Bill Paxton

Storyline:

Forced underground by the next ice age, survivors of Colony 7 struggle below the frozen surface of the world as food supplies and temperatures continue to drop. Plagued by illness and internal conflict, the colonists suspect the worst when they mysteriously lose contact with the only other known survivors, Colony 5. Their leader, Briggs (Laurence Fishburne), decides to set off on a dangerous expedition to find out what happened, but is challenged by Mason (Bill Paxton), who has different ideas about what’s best for the colonists. Taking Sam (Kevin Zegers) and another volunteer on his mission, Briggs sets off on the long, arduous hike across the icy wasteland. When they reach their destination, they discover a threat far worse than they could have ever imagined.

One review

  • This movie is hugely underestimated and the critics’ score is plain ridiculous. This movie is a rare beast a quality science-fiction survival horror. Yes, a quality one. The cast is impressive and the acting is really good, Laurence Fishburne did well for sure. The movie has some beautiful scenery, and the setting (frozen Earth) and the plot is solid enough. Sure, for science-fiction it has some flaws for example, footprints hold during the night on the snow despite the never-ending blizzard. Or the “certain” tribe is so big it shouldn’t be able to survive (taking into account their ration). But… that’s about it. I can’t recall any other major problem and I saw this movie just yesterday. Besides, this is the fourth post-apocalyptic movie of 2013 that I have seen. “The Oblivion” was obviously the best, hands down. And this is also the simple fact that “After Earth” was obviously the worst. Taking into account their budgets, I would say “The Colony” is no worse than “World War Z”. There is no unnecessary pathos and its characters definitely has more depth and creates more of viewers’ willingness to empathize them.

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