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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If you observe the gigantic four-legged Skopio creature closely, you can notice what look like yellow Bionicle arms in the side of its head, along its neck, and another yellow, oval-shaped "head" on the back of its neck. These "arms" and the "head" come from the Skopio XV-1 building set, on which the creature was based. The toy however represents a mechanical robot Skopio, rather than a living one, and has a yellow pilot controlling it, named Telluris. The yellow arms and head on the movie Skopio are thus his body parts, made to look like they belong to the Skopio's anatomy, since Telluris isn't sitting on it, and is in fact not even a movie character. The rest of Telluris' body, like his legs, seem to be hidden away inside the Skopio's design, proving the notion that what looks like him was indeed meant to be one with the Skopio. This caused quite a bit of head-scratching to the fans, but there is a reason for this interesting design choice. Namely, without Telluris, the Skopio model looks hollow and empty, not to mention skinny. The designers had to build Telluris' parts into it to make it look more bulky, more like a living creature. See more
As the Mata Nui robot rises up from beneath the sea in the introduction scene, the ocean around him doesn't stir up much, in fact the waters seem to be almost perfectly still. Such a gigantic robot (circa 44 million feet in height) should have caused massive tidal waves, not just a large amount of foam in the ocean. One could assume the robot was so big that waves couldn't possibly be seen when he is on camera, but that is not the case, as the animators drastically scaled him down, which caused another goof: namely, the robot could easily reach up to space (as it was shown in other media depicting the event), but in this movie, we see clear blue sky surrounding his head. 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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