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Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows (2005)

TV-Y7 | | Animation | Video 11 October 2005
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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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Christopher Gaze ...
Turaga Vakama - Narrator (voice)
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Onewa / Matau (voice)
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Nuju / Iruini (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Whenua / Sidorak (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ...
Nokama (voice)
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Vakama (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Roodaka / Gaaki (voice)
French Tickner ...
Norik (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Bomonga / Keetongu (voice)
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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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The final battle for Metru Nui begins.

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Bionicle 3.: Árnyak hálójában  »

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Trivia

Two Lohrak beasts swoop over the Toa Metru for a very brief moment at the beginning of the film. According to the directors, they were supposed to appear as enemies in the previous movie, Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004), but because of time restrains, had to be cut. A herd of Kikanalo beasts from the second movie and a worm-like Kraata serpent from the first one can also be seen in this scene. Also, the birds flying away from the Coliseum balcony at Sidorak's approach recycle the animation model of Nivawk, also from the second movie. They are not, however, supposed to be members of the same bird species. See more »

Goofs

This may or may not be an optical illusion, but the tidal wave that lifts up the Toa Metru's ship during the sea storm seems to be far away from the ship. It looks like as if the ship had somehow floated up into the wave, instead of being picked up by it. See more »

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[Onewa breaks free from the wreckage of their ship]
Onewa: Well, that stunk.
Nuju: [coughs heavily] It would appear there was an error in our transport. Pilot error.
Matau: Hey! I was only order-taking. Vakama was the one order-giving.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, a number of humorous titles can be read, in Bionicle writing, placed randomly between the staff members' names. These include among others, "Sleeping Matoran", "Matoran Translators", "Horde Steward", "Visorak Wranglers", and "High Wire Stunts". See more »

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Follows The Search for the Mask of Light (2005) See more »

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Caught in a Dream
Written and produced by Morten Krog Helgesen
Performed by All Insane Kids
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Completely Underrated
19 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a completely nutty Bionicle fan who has managed to collect all the comics and most of the products as well as being a true member of the Kanoka club, I was looking forward to seeing the only Bionicle film I had not yet viewed. Of course, I already knew the plot line through reading the comics and the story's but nevertheless thanks to Greg Farshteys imaginative brain this still managed to dazzle me. When you've got a theme like Bionicle, and they make a straighttovideo film , the chances are your parents are not going to rate this film highly. But I think that these 3 films are completely underrated in that the animation is sweetly edited and the story lines are superb. Bionicle 3:web of shadows is the most popular of the Bionicle films in that it uses the greatest bionicle adventures theme as a storyline and that it's animation manages to capture an atmosphere so eerie it could even surpass the PG ratings. Bionicle 2 is still the best crafted film in terms of editing and the mask of lights is the most "fun" but this one contains the best storyline in my opinion.

As for me, I can't wait for Bionicle 4 to come out as it should involve the immense Piraka and the beautiful Voya Nui and the Bionicle Legends in my opinion is the best. Can't wait for that and overall good film. The Visorak rock! The Toa Hordika Rock! Roodaka does not rock!


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