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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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Henry Gilroy (screenplay), Henry Gilroy (story) | 4 more credits »
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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)
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Storyline

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 »

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Trivia

In the audio commentary for the movie, the directors talk about how they initially envisioned the characters with the power to transform their hands into tools, so that they could interact with objects and each other, but also resemble their toy counterparts. It turned out, however, that the plot never made this decision necessary, so they abandoned the idea, and instead gave the characters regular hands, and separate tools. See more »

Goofs

After Vakama says "He spreads word of your search", the angle of the shadows changes in the following shot. See more »

Quotes

[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

A version of the movie with a special extended ending aired on Cartoon Network and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Television in 2004, before the release of Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui. It contained additional narration by Turaga Vakama (Christopher Gaze) during which clips from that movie played. The narration also explained that Mata Nui has not awakened yet, which is a point the original movie was somewhat vague on. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Search for the Mask of Light (2005) 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$5,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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