“Colony” is a 2013 American science-fiction film directed by Jeff Renfroe and written by Renfroe, Patrick Tarr, and Pascal Trottier. The movie stars Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers, and Bill Paxton. The film has a runtime of 94 minutes and is rated R for language.
“Colony” is set in a future world where Earth has been plunged into an ice age and the surviving population is forced to live underground in sealed colonies. The movie follows the story of Sam (Kevin Zegers) and Briggs (Laurence Fishburne), who are part of a group sent on a mission to find another colony that has gone missing. However, when they arrive, they discover a horrifying secret that threatens the survival of all the colonies.
“Colony” is a solid science-fiction thriller that takes advantage of its claustrophobic setting to build tension and suspense. The movie's premise of a post-apocalyptic world and the struggle for survival is not new, but the filmmakers add a twist to the formula that keeps the audience engaged. The film's pacing is steady, and the characters are well-developed, with standout performances by Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Zegers. However, the movie's ending feels rushed and unsatisfying, leaving many questions unanswered. Overall, “Colony” is an enjoyable and well-made film that offers a fresh take on a familiar genre.
“Colony” did not receive any major award nominations.
|Directed by||Jeff Renfroe|
|Produced by||Paul Barkin
|Written by||Jeff Renfroe
|Music by||Jeff Danna|
|Distributed by||Entertainment One
|Release date||26 April 2013|
|Running time||93 minutes|
|Budget||$16 million (CA$)|