Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows (2005)

TV-Y7  |  Video  |   |  Animation  |  11 October 2005 (USA)
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The Toa Metru return to Metru Nui to rescue the remaining sleeping Matoran, only to find it overrun by the spider-like Visorak horde and its ruthless, sadistic rulers, Sidorak and Roodaka.


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Cast overview:
Christopher Gaze ...
Turaga Vakama - Narrator (voice)
Brian Drummond ...
Onewa / Matau (voice)
Nuju / Iruini (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Whenua / Sidorak (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ...
Nokama (voice)
Vakama (voice)
Roodaka / Gaaki (voice)
French Tickner ...
Norik (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Bomonga / Keetongu (voice)


The Web of Shadows concerns the return of the heroic Toa to Metru Nui. There, they find an old enemy has overtaken the great city with the help of Visorak--robotic spiders that can quickly encase anything or anybody in near-indestructible webs. The Toa undergo a bizarre metamorphosis while sealed within strange cocoons, and emerge as clunky-looking machines made up of mismatched parts. Though horrified, they find that they also possess some new powers, which prove essential for their subsequent journey to restore Metru Nui--and themselves. This delightful Bionicle installment is probably easily accessible for any viewer unfamiliar with the series to date. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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The final battle for Metru Nui begins.




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Bionicle 3.: Árnyak hálójában  »

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At one point in the film, Vakama gets attacked by a Muaka, a large tiger-like animal. The beast depicted here bears no resemblance to the Muaka toy, and is actually a barely modified CG model of Graalok, the Ash Bear from Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003). The Muaka in toy form has tracks instead of hind legs and an extremely long, expandable neck, while the Muaka that appears in the movie does not. It was later explained that this is actually a mutated version of a Muaka. See more »


If you freeze-frame the movie at a certain point and observe it frame-by-frame, you will notice that right after the shot of Vakama Hordika opening his eyes wide, just before Roodaka says to him "The Visorak horde is countless...", there is one curious frame, in which Roodaka is standing in a fairly different position than in the following shot. See more »


Norik: And what about your friends?
Vakama: Former friends.
Vakama: They think being a leader is so easy, they can try it themselves.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits have past and the music stops, suddenly a short shot of an attacking Visorak spider can be seen, accompanied by the buzzsaw-like sound it makes. See more »


Followed by Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (2009) See more »


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A Movie More Than Just A LEGO Advertisement
17 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the 3rd installment to a LEGO advertisement series. This should be... interesting? So Bionicle 3 is about the toa who return to the island where they defeated Makuta so that they could find and save the remaining toa stuck on the island. But the place is taken over by Visorak and they need to stop them.

Characters - The characters are pretty cool looking but the voice actors can stew them up sometimes. Some of the voices are pretty annoying. But overall the characters are OK but they look cool so everything is alright, barely.

Animation - The animation in this movie is actually pretty awesome. It's cool because how they animate the mind of makes them look not like LEGO. Sometimes the animation looks sloppy like they rushed it so that was a bit of a problem but it's a TV movie, they're not going to do a whole lot to it.

Action Sequences - I thought the action scenes in this movie were pretty cool for a is movie. I mean this was one of my childhood movies and I loved it so kids will overall love everything about the movie.

The Deep Stuff - The movie thought-out is kind of boring especially if your an adult. But towards the end the movie gets pretty awesome. There's is one part which I did not expect but it was a pretty memorable moment. It was like kind of a sad scene but it had a lesson in it.

Pros -

Awesome Animtion Entertaining Action Sequences Memorable Moral

Cons -

Feels too Rushed OK Script Writing

Overall - Overall this movie is a great family movie, it's better than 1 and 2 barely. It can sometimes seem stupid and rushed but that's because it's a kids movie. O do have to say though that the script that was made in this movie is pretty bad. It's not terrible but it's kind of stupid but it wasn't a big problem I just wanted to point that out. So I am giving Bionicle barely a 7/10 because it is a very enjoyable movie. I personally thought this movie was pretty good. (B+)

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