Once the ruler of an entire universe, the Great Spirit Mata Nui finds himself cast out of his own body, his spirit trapped inside the fabled Mask of Life, hurtling through space. After landing on the far-away planet of Bara Magna, the mask creates a new body for Mata Nui, who unwillingly gets caught up in the furious battles of the nearly barren and dangerous planet. The locals, called Agori ask for his help against the unrelenting army of the Rock Tribe, called the Skrall and their leader, Tuma. The Glatorian warriors start to train him, teach him how to protect himself, while Mata Nui also adds some of his special powers to their fighting skill. The experienced veteran Ackar, the feisty female Kiina, the young Glatorian Gresh, and a friendly, special beetle named Click aid him on his way. But there is a traitor among the Agori, and bigger secrets lay hidden under the sands of the desert planet. Mata Nui must help his new-found friends, but he also has to find a way to return to his ... Written by
15 September 2009 (USA)
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Bionicle: The Legend Reborn
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The animators went to great lengths to make the movie characters look as close to their toy counterparts as they can. In the first three Miramax-produced Bionicle animated movies, muscle and flesh were added to the otherwise mechanical looking characters, and some of their other features have been tweaked as well to make them look more like living beings, rather then robots (they were given fingers and mouths, for example). That is not the case in this movie - the characters even have the pins and axles showing that keep their bodies together, and they also wear a life-counter gear, something that was originally meant to be a toy-only feature. But to be able to emote better, their helmets can retract the parts that cover their mouths, and eyebrows were also added to them. See more
If you watch the spinning nuts and bolts on the characters closely, you can notice that at times, they suddenly start to move choppy. Instead of making full turns, they appear from one position into the next between two frames. See more
[we see a tropical island paradise, in the middle of a beautiful, endless ocean
It is said that all endings are merely beginnings, waiting to be born.
[two brightly glowing eyes suddenly light up below the island
My beginning was much the same.
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