In the near future the world sharply changed – the mother nature was bothered by mockeries of people, and once snow which did not stop any more worldwide went. The mankind almost completely died out, those who took cover in well equipped colonies living by strict rules survived only. Once the colony receives a signal with a request for the help from neighbors. The group which has gone on investigation, finds on a place only mountains of corpses and a horde of the blood-thirsty cannibals who have lost human shape. And now they follow unlucky rescuers in their shelter.
There are films which put the Serious and Important Questions which are not releasing you still for a long time after the termination of a picture before the viewer. And there are films like "Colony" which, in principle, too force to ask a question, but ordinarier: "What for?" Why to shoot similar film, when it is obvious that what to you there is nothing? And, apparently, at all especially it would be desirable?
In Greece the film left on a home video under the name «the Colony 7», and in Spain – as «the Colony 5»
"Colony" is a film without thoughts, without ideas, without the open space for actor’s game, even, in general, without a plot – almost the half-film heroes efficiently reach the second colony, and the second the half-film deal with beings whom there found (at first on a visit, and then houses) not less efficiently. A certain similarity of the drama conflict is reached only absolutely by the character of Bill Paxton "on duty" – typical for such films "redneky" which calls into question each adequate decision and in general, apparently, uses the best efforts in order that its and all people around shot somewhat quicker.
It is visible that authors of "Colony" were inspired by "Pandorum" and «30 days of night», but it even not simply the weak copy, and the semi-amateur sketch which has lost at copying significant details all in the slightest degree – remains only naked formula which formally allows to receive a certain result, but that question "what for?" does not answer.
In any sense it even is offensive, because purely visually in "Colony" something is. Something is in these computer snow-covered landscapes, something is in these dark industrial corridors. With the picture director Jeff Renfro to work definitely is able, and allocated to it on shootings of 16 million dollars sufficed on everything conceived, including some charismatic recognizable persons in the central roles.