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Bionicle: Mask of Light (2003)

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The island of Mata Nui must face one final threat from the evil Makuta: The Rahkshi. The only hope for the survival of the islanders rests with two Matoran villagers, who must find the seventh Toa and deliver him the Mask of Light.


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Cast overview:
Jason Michas ... Takua / Toa Takanuva (voice)
Andrew Francis ... Jaller (voice)
Scott McNeil ... Toa Tahu / Toa Onua / Graalok the Ash Bear (voice)
Lee Tockar ... Makuta / Pewku (voice)
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... Turaga Vakama (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Toa Gali (voice)
Dale Wilson ... Toa Lewa / Turaga Onewa (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Toa Kopaka / Hewkii (voice)
Trevor Devall ... Toa Pohatu (voice)
Lesley Ewen ... Turaga Nokama (voice)
Chiara Zanni ... Hahli (voice)
Doc Harris Doc Harris ... Kolhii Announcer (voice)


In a land of living machines, two young ones are chosen to seek the legendary Mask of Light to reveal the savior of all the lands from the dark forces of the Makuta. During the course of their adventure, they will call on the heroes of their people, the great Toa. These Toa, masters of nature's forces such as Fire, Wind, Earth & Water, try to protect the chosen ones as they seek their destiny. Written by maestro-1

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A Hero Will Be Revealed

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and scary images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

16 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bionicle: Mask of Light - The Movie See more »


Box Office


$5,200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


After Takua alerts the people of Onu-Koro with the news that Rahkshi have attacked him, Toa Pohatu responds by asking "What is Rahkshi?". In the Bionicle lore, it is a running joke that after hearing a name or expression for the first time, Pohatu always asks what it means. Usually, though, he doesn't get straight answers from any of the other characters. See more »


When Hahli hits the ball to score her first goal, there is a very obvious seam on the background wall where two textures meet. See more »


[first lines]
Turaga Vakama: Gathered friends, listen again to our legend, of the Bionicle. In a time, before time, the great spirit, Mata Nui, fell from the heavens, carrying we, the ones called the Matoran. We were separate, and without purpose, so the Great Spirit illuminated us with the three virtues: Unity, Duty, and Destiny!
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Crazy Credits

Toward the end of the credits, a sentence written in Matoran script appears. It reads: "No Rahi were harmed in the making of this film". ("Rahi" is a term that refers to Mata-Nui's fauna.) See more »

Alternate Versions

In Germany, the movie had to be marketed towards very young children, and thus many scenes that were considered too frightening got removed. These include:
  • Nearly all shots in which the Rahkshi open their head (one notable exception being the scene when the white and black Rahkshi are defeated, which isn't edited)
  • Tahu's swords landing next to Jaller
  • Makuta creating the first three Rahkshi
  • the green Rahkshi's hand rising out of the destroyed shrine
  • the brown Rahkshi firing a beam at Gali
  • much of the siege on Ta-Koro is cut, including the Rahkshi menacing its people and most of Tahu's fight with the green Rahkshi
  • the green Rahkshi spreading poison
  • the three Rahkshi flying over Kopaka's unconscious body
  • Makuta's eyes floating in the darkness after Takua turns down his offer
  • the new Rahkshi defeating Pohatu and Onua
  • the poisoned Tahu attacking Gali
  • the Rahkshi climbing after Takua in the "chimney"
  • Jaller being killed by fear power is shortened, Makuta only says "Fear me" once
  • Jaller's death scene is shortened, Takua looking at his body with sorrow is cut
  • the Kraata worm snaking into Makuta's lair
  • much of Makuta's fight with Takanuva is cut
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Referenced in Bionicle: The Game (2003) See more »

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Bionicle Rules
23 April 2005 | by bound-to-sanzoSee all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of Bionicle when it first appeared as a Lego creation. The movie previews didn't appeal to me at first, but when I did watch it, I'm glad I did! The story line is a bit young, but the over all effect is fantastic! The characters each have their own unique personalities, which can be related to while watching. The animation is absolutely brilliant, I would love to work on something like that.

If you loved the movie, then I suggest reading the books of Bionicle. Their short and easy to understand, but they are a good read.

My favourite character would be Tahu and Jaller. Tahu, the brave but impatient hero, leads the group but can cause trouble along the way.

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