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Review: 'The Colony's' gravest threat is a lack of distinction
Review: 'The Colony's' gravest threat is a lack of distinction

Compassion and survival are made to duel once more in the unambitious sci-fi thriller "The Colony." In a post-apocalyptic future, Everyman Sam (Kevin Zegers) stands by while Mason (Bill Paxton), the ruthlessly practical leader of their Arctic settlement, executes anyone with a cough or a sniffle. "Nothing personal," shrugs Mason, looking about as remorseful for the corpse at his feet as he would for the bacteria he killed while washing his hands. When a distress signal comes in from a nearby settlement, Sam and two fellow idealists (Laurence Fishburne and Atticus Dean Mitchell) brave the tundra-like outdoors to investigate the cause and rescue survivors. The first act...

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