Set in a post-apocalyptic future where an endless winter engulfs Earth, Jeff Renfroe's The Colony tells the story of humans whom struggle to survive in underground outposts. When Colony Z receives a distress call from a nearby outpost, Sam and Briggs, the leader of the colony, venture out into the frozen wasteland on a hazardous rescue mission. When they arrive at the colony they discover something else entirely to fear, mankind's primal need to survive has turned a contingent of the group into Cannibals. The Colony is a lazy, generic post-apocalyptic film that uses recycled characters and sub-plots from just about every similar film to create this snooze inducing effort. From its tacky narration to Bill Paxton's generic antagonistic character, everything about this movie feels incredibly familiar and uninteresting. Usually when I watch films like this I am merely looking for a pleasant dose of escapism but The Colony even fails in that capacity by lacking any real amount of suspense or stimulating action. Thematically the film strives to be intelligent but fails miserably, touching on the same morality vs. survival topic that is explored far better in other films. In the end, while watching The Colony I just felt bad for Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton, watching them attempt to save this turd.
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