"Humanity Loses Hope in Itself"
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THE COLONY has some good acting and an interesting storyline. However, it’s hard to get behind the protagonist, or anyone else, because the plot relies so heavily on human beings being an absolutely destructive force. It’s hard to endorse the heavy political correctness and climate change fear mongering io THE COLONY.
THE COLONY is a dark, ashy look at the future of humanity after it “basically spoiled the earth” and recolonized on another planet for survival. The new planet, Keppler 209, also becomes unsustainable, however. So, in the distant future, a female astronaut named Blake returns to earth in hopes she can save the human race. The movie has a decent storyline and good acting, but it’s hard to escape the movie’s political correctness as well as its dark message of climate change fear mongering.
Blake returns to earth with her team of astronauts in search of signs that life is sustainable on earth again. The ship malfunctions as it enters the stratosphere, however. Blake’s entire crew dies, except for her partner, Tucker. They’re alone on earth, which is mostly covered in darkness and water. There appears to be no life. Blake and Tucker fight for survival. Blake finds proof of life through her scientific discovery. The hopeful and determined astronauts set out to send a message to the other inhabitants of their distant planet. Before they can make contact, Tucker and Blake are attacked and thrown into a well by the remaining survivors left on planet earth. This aggressor is a lasting colony which consists of Mud people. Tucker is mortally wounded. He ingests his suicide pill. Blake is left to fight alone.
While in the well, Blake flashes back to her early years of training from her father, who teaches her that humans betrayed “Mother Earth, plundering all she had to offer.” From her early years as a child into the present time, Blake finds strength in her mission as she repeats in some type of communist mantra, that her life and actions are “for the many.” Blake finds some camaraderie with the child of one of her captors. The community of Blake’s captors is seized by an outside force, and the child is kidnapped. Blake teams up with the child’s mother, Narvik, to rescue the child, along with the other stolen children.
Blake discovers the kidnappers are her fellow citizens. She reunites with her long-lost father who is imprisoned by citizens of Keppler 209 for treason. Will Blake maintain her loyalty to the people of Keppler and “the good of the many”? Or, will she join her father in the resistance to defend the Mud people?
THE COLONY is a dystopian view of an earth that’s been ravaged by the effects of climate change, wars and other human errors. The movie has some good acting and an interesting, strong storyline. However, it’s hard to get behind the protagonist, or anyone else, for that matter, because the plot relies so heavily on human beings being an absolutely destructive force. It’s hard to endorse the heavy political correctness and climate change fear mongering io THE COLONY.