It's hard to decide exactly what kind of movie The Colony is. It's not really a proper shock-and-terrify horror movie, although there are a couple of jolts and creepy elements threaded into it. There's a solid sci-fi, dystopian element to the narrative, set as it is in a world swallowed up by a new ice age. Is it about the triumph of the human spirit... or a peek into the darkness that lurks in all our souls? Confusingly, director Jeff Renfroe's movie mixes and matches all these elements - which yields a slightly muddled end product, but one that's actually pretty intriguing most of the time.
I don't think I'd fancy green eggs and ham.
Ok, nonsensical rhyming aside, the above couplet will clearly echo the sentiment of adult viewers accompanying their kids to watch The Lorax, a 3D CGI film that provides adequate distraction for the little 'uns, but is unlikely to entertain their caretakers.