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Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  19 October 2004 (USA)
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Six ordinary Matoran are chosen to become Toa, guardians of the legendary city of Metru Nui. But as they accustom to their new role, conflicts quickly arise between them, and a sinister plot is set in motion right under their noses.

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Cast overview:
Christopher Gaze ...
Turaga Vakama - Narrator (voice)
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Lhikan / Krekka (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Nidhiki / Whenua (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ...
Nokama (voice)
Brian Drummond ...
Onewa / Matau (voice)
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Nuju (voice)
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Vakama (voice)
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Turaga Dume (voice)
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Makuta / Kongu (voice)
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The legends tells the story of how the Toa came to be, chosen from the pool of Matoran youth in the great city of Metru Nui and, though physically transformed, hardly prepared for increased size and super heroic powers. Now in short order, the Toa--who babble and bicker like agitated adolescents--have to master their new gifts, impress their leader, and prepare to protect their home. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for action violence and scary images | See all certifications »

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Bionicle: Metru Nui, City of Legends  »

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Trivia

Each of the Toa share the same basic body-type in this movie, the only exception being Nokama, the female Toa of Water. She seems to have what appears to be a cleavage, with the upper panel of her chest-plate missing. The pair of mechanical gears underneath also seem to more prominent than the ones of her male companions, even if smaller. While this doesn't make perfect sense in the BIONICLE world, it does help to make her gender instantly determinable. Recent years have seen rabid complaining among fans because the newer female Toa characters look rather masculine. See more »

Goofs

Before Vakama shouts "Makuta!", and Makuta is seen from afar, the rubble around his feet starts rising up into the air before the shot cuts. This is because this is a reuse of the shot in which he smashes a boulder, but played in reverse. See more »

Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, many gag titles are written in Bionicle writing. When decoded, they read: Best Matoran, Location Scouts, Asst to Mr Makuta, Set Doctor, Nivawk Handler, Gaffer, Vahki Transport Captain, Security for Metru Nui, Master Builders, Stunt Riders, Stunt Doubles for Matau and Kikanalo Wranglers. See more »

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Followed by Metus' Revenge (2009) See more »

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8 December 2004 | by (Nelson, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

OK, because the movies are made to promote the recent bionicle products

before them. This one had an excuse to put the Toa at the center of things.

There's a lot more action in this one but disappointingly. None of the characters use their elemental powers because the story focuses on the masks.

It's still a bit cheesy, but at least this one as some decent humour. If this is the first bionicle movie you've seen, and you're not fan, it'll look stupid. If you are a bionicle fan and understand how little time the movie makers are given to make these. You'll take it a lot more lightly, despite the cheesy dialogue, and the "Sit down Whenua scene".

Then, if you're Maori. You'll either hate the fact that Bionicle uses Maori

language. Or you'll laugh, because the words are used differently. (There was a cyber terrorist attack on Bionicle's biggest fan site "BZPower" by two angry Maori representatives, who as it turned out, weren't even legal representatives.)

It's also constructed better. but I'm hoping to see a better quality of direct to video releases from the Bionicle team. there are going to be more sequels. If you think outside the box, the Bionicle movies are just one big promotion, like the ad ons they sometimes give the sets (US only).

So, a warning if you're going to watch it. You (a) have to excuse the

cheesieness. (b) be warned that the story is going to be fast paced (they had a heck of a lot of stuff to pack in) and (c) Take time to understand the storyline. It is complex and designed for Bionicle fans. So, a big note would be that they have to save the "Heart of Metru nui" only they don't know what that is, so when they find out that the matoran (people of the city) are in danger, they quickly assume that the matoran are the heart. But ther's a twist there.

So to sum it up. You don't need to have watched the first one to get this. They are set in two different story lines, quite distant form each other. Plus, it's a prequel, so there shouldn't be much trouble.

Out of ten, as a bionicle fan, I'd give it 7 (one mark lost for cheesieness. One mark lost for fast pacing. And one mark lost for getting some of the timeline wrong, but's a fan thing so don't worry about it.)

Prett good movie


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