The Colony is Canadian Science Fiction set in 2045, directed by Jeff Renfroe.And yet it feels like a 30 year old film ,because it lacks in creativity and ideas.Starring Laurence Fishburne,Bill Paxton and Kevin Zegers in important roles, the film has nothing much to offer than their solid performances.But one thing that is worth appreciable is that with a comparatively low budget they were able to generate pretty decent CGI ,that can match up to Hollywood standards.But that wont save the film from its plain and gloomy context.It is a science fiction, because the makers claim it to be one.But i seriously doubt it.There is nothing creative or worth mentioning in the whole movie.
The world is divided in to different colonies by 2045 ,due to extreme weather conditions..As it is said in the film, it started snowing one day and it never stopped.The whole world is covered in snow.No transportation,no weather regulating devices and no proper communication.Common cold and shortage of food are their worst nightmares.After receiving a distress signal from colony 5, Briggs(Laurence),Graydon and Sam(Kevin) from colony 7 decide to show up, to see what is happening out there. Sam picks open a closed room to find Leyland, who is scared to death.He shows them a message from a group of people who fixed a weather machine and have caused the snow to thaw.After exploring the rest of the colony, they jumped on to a group of Cannibals.Cannibals have already killed and eaten almost everyone in colony 5. And only Sam made it back to his colony.But the Cannibals are behind him following the footsteps.The rest is all you can imagine.Sam, some good people and of course his girlfriend make it out alive from the scary cannibals.And they begin their journey to the thawed-out colony.
As I said, the film has nothing to offer except for the decent CGI works and solid performances from its cast.Watch the movie, well if you feel like.And if you like it, my bad!!
My Rating: 5.5