Release date26 April 2013 (2013-04-26) WriterJeff Renfroe (screenplay), Svet Rouskov (screenplay), Patrick Tarr (screenplay), Patrick Tarr (story), Pascal Trottier (screenplay), Pascal Trottier (story) CastLaurence Fishburne (Briggs), Kevin Zegers (Sam), Bill Paxton (Mason), John Tench (Viktor), Atticus Mitchell (Graydon), Dru Viergever (Feral Leader) Similar moviesThe Day After Tomorrow, The 11th Hour, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, An Inconvenient Truth
TaglineOne day, it started to snow .. and it never stopped
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Forced to live underground, survivors of an ice age embark on a mission to reach another outpost.
The Colony is a 2013 Canadian science fiction horror film directed by Jeff Renfroe. It had a limited release on 26 April 2013 in Canada, and was released on 20 September 2013 in the United States.
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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By 2045, humans have built weather machines to control the warming climate due to climate change and global warming. The machines break down when one day it begins to snow and doesnt stop. Whatever humans remain live in underground bunkers to escape the extreme cold. Their challenges are controlling disease and producing sufficient food. Two soldiers, Briggs (Laurence Fishburne) and Mason (Bill Paxton) are the leaders of one such bunker, Colony 7. Briggs, Sam (Kevin Zegers) and Graydon (Atticus Dean Mitchell) travel to nearby Colony 5 after receiving a distress signal.
Upon arrival, they find Colony 5 covered in blood. They eventually reach a locked door which Sam picks open. Inside they find Leyland, who shows them a message they received from another group of people who fixed a weather machine and have caused the snow to thaw. The group offers aid to anyone and asks that they bring seeds so they can be planted in the newly thawed permafrost soil. Leyland shows them where the signal came from but informs them that a Colony 5 expedition failed to return. Moreover, the expeditions tracks led a marauding group of cannibals back to Colony 5 and the killing ensued. Briggs, Sam, and Graydon try to force Leyland to return with them but he pushes them out and locks himself back into his room.
The three then begin to explore Colony 5 and approach a room with a fire burning. Here they see a human chopping up members of Colony 5, while others feast on human remains. As the three try to escape, Graydon is killed by the cannibals. Briggs and Sam are able to make it up the ladder out of the colony and destroy the shaft with a stick of dynamite. Taking shelter in an abandoned helicopter, they wake up in the morning to find that the cannibals have managed to escape the entombed Colony 5 and have tracked their footprints in the snow. Briggs suggests that they lose the group over a decrepit bridge using dynamite. Due to the cold weather with high winds though, the dynamite fuse goes out. Briggs is able to make it back to light the fuse but not before he is confronted by the cannibals. He lights the fuse and sacrifices himself while blowing up the bridge to enable Sam to return to Colony 7.
Upon Sams return, he finds Mason has assumed control of the Colony and has plans to enforce harsh changes. Sam explains that the cannibals are en route and shares the message from Colony 5 that there is a thawed-out area they should migrate to. Mason disregards Sams comments as shock from his voyage and handcuffs him to a bed. Sam is able to get free and checks images from a functioning satellite to locate the thawed-out zone. He is confronted by Mason just as the cannibals have reached their Colony. Many of the Colony 7 inhabitants are killed and Mason is left behind while the others escape. After killing the cannibals leader, Sam and a few others survive but the Colony is destroyed. The survivors gather seeds and begin their journey to the thawed-out location.
Laurence Fishburne as Briggs
Kevin Zegers as Sam
Bill Paxton as Mason
Charlotte Sullivan as Kai
John Tench as Viktor
Lisa Berry as Nara
Atticus Dean Mitchell as Graydon
Dru Viergever as Feral Leader
Romano Orzari as Reynolds
Michael Mando as Cooper
Earl Pastko as the Scientist
Julian Richings as Leyland
The film was shot at CFB North Bay using former NORAD facilities and at the R. L. Hearn Generating Station in Toronto.
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 16% based on reviews from 31 critics, and a rating average of 3.9 out of 10. The consensus states "A formulaic sci-fi thriller, The Colony features cliched dialogue, cheesy special effects, and underdeveloped characters." Critics considered the film to consist of old science fiction ideas. Peter Howell of the Toronto Star noted it could "show investors how well Canadians can mimic Hollywood blockbusters, decent CGI and all, using a fraction of the budget.". Jay Stone of Postmedia deemed the film had "too many cliches ... and half-developed characters to make us care enough." The Globe and Mails Liam Lacey also panned the recycled nature of the plot, although noting the scenes appeared to be "authentically chilly throughout".
Bill Paxton appears in The Colony and The Terminator. Laurence Fishburne appears in The Colony and The Signal. Annihilation Earth (2009). The Road (2009). Def-Con 4 (1985).
The Colony was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 27 August 2013 in Canada and on 15 October 2013 in the United States.