The Colony

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"One day, it started to snow .. and it never stopped"
  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.3  (47,077)
  • 28

The Colony is a post-apocalyptic movie directed by Jeff Renfroe that takes place in the near future, where a new ice age has wiped out most of the human population. The surviving people live in colonies deep underground, struggling to survive. The movie stars Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, and Bill Paxton. The story revolves around Colony 7, a small underground community in the Canadian Rockies. The colony is led by Briggs (Laurence Fishburne), a tough and experienced leader who has helped the inhabitants survive in a hostile environment. Briggs is assisted by Mason (Bill Paxton), his second-in-command, who shares his beliefs about the necessary measures to be taken to ensure the colony’s survival.

The movie begins with Colony 5 making contact with Colony 7, but their transmission is abruptly cut off. As the only nearby colony, Briggs and Mason decide to investigate. They set out on a dangerous mission across the frozen wasteland to assess Colony 5's situation. They discover that Colony 5 has been overrun by an unknown threat, and they return to their own colony with the grim news.

Shortly after their return, the colony is attacked by a group of cannibalistic humans who have been driven mad by their desperate living conditions. The colony's defenders, including Sam (Kevin Zegers), a young engineer, and Graydon (Atticus Dean Mitchell), a hot-headed soldier, fight to defend their home and to keep the attackers out.

When the attackers are subdued, the survivors find a clue that suggests that their attackers may not have come from outside their colony, but from within. Briggs, Mason, and Sam embark on a mission to explore Colony 5 in search of answers. What they discover is far more horrifying than they could ever have imagined - a mutation caused by the prolonged exposure to radiation and anarchy in the face of death.

As they delve deeper into the mysteries of Colony Five, the group begins to suspect that the real danger may not be the crazed colonists but a new and deadly threat that has been unleashed. They must race against time to save their colony and warn any others that may still exist.

The Colony brilliantly combines elements of science fiction, horror, and suspense to create a gritty and exhilarating film. The movie tackles dark and hard-hitting themes such as survival, desperation, and the lengths to which humans will go to survive. The cinematography captures the bleak and unforgiving landscape of a world in which humans are no longer the apex predator.

Overall, The Colony is a thrilling and captivating movie that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. With outstanding direction, writing, and performances, The Colony is a must-see for fans of sci-fi and horror.

The Colony is a 2013 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 28.

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    5.3  (47,077)
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