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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

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)
Trevor Devall ...
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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Also Known As:

Bionicle: Metru Nui, City of Legends  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Makuta Teridax, the main antagonist of this movie and in fact the whole first story-arc of Bionicle (that lasted from 2001 to 2008) is portrayed in these films as a rather ordinary, average villain bent on conquering the population of Metru Nui with his motives never being fully explored. The reason for this is that the Bionicle story-team decided to make him a fully developed, complicated character only after the films had been produced. Despite all the powers he possesses, the heroes seem to beat him almost with ease in the movies. But the fact that he actually managed not only to conquer, but to become the Matoran universe itself, cross and double-cross almost every other Bionicle character, proves that the story writers have truly managed to evolve him much further than your average kids-franchise villain. See more »

Goofs

There are lots of animation errors in the movie that come from incorrect motion-blur effects. Sometimes limbs that don't move are affected by the blur-effect of limbs that do move, and in some cases, even the background is blurred when an object moves. And in other cases, motion blur is entirely absent. 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 »

Connections

Followed by Barraki: Creeps from the Deep (2007) See more »

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User Reviews

If you felt Mask of Light was made for 3 year olds, this will fix you.
4 November 2004 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

Let's face it. The first Bionicle movie was insultingly "kiddy". Even toddlers watching it had to rethink if they were too old to be included inside the intended target audience. Not this sequel. Where violence occurred off-screen in the first movie, this has it right out in the open. You have projectile and physical attacks. You have kidnapping, scary moments, hopeless moments, brave moments. You have drama that's adequate enough for an adult, but not way over the head of a child. My main gripe with the movie is not even with the movie itself. It's that the character designers went WAY too far outside merely updating the toys to work as CGI objects. Their redesign of Nivawk for example resulted in a character who has no toy counterpart. So if your kid is jumping up and down for you to buy "the cool, purple bat guy with blue wings", good luck. You will NOT find it in the toy store. Not looking anything like the one in the movie anyway.

Back on subject: Great effects, great story, well executed. Not too scary for nightmares, but not so kiddy it's embarrassing. WORTH YOUR MONEY. -JINZONINGEN 73


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