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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

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

The head design of Graalok the Ash Bear was heavily based on the mask of Lewa Nuva, the Toa of Air, with strongly tweaked proportions. See more »

Goofs

Turaga Whenua is missing his pupils in numerous shots at the very end of the movie. 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 Piraka Online Animations (2006) See more »

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Just barely watchable for non-fans
12 March 2004 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

Before I saw this, I thought it wouldn't matter much if I didn't know the characters beforehand. I was wrong. I could barely follow the story, which annoyed me, since it was so simple that it hurts. The plot is OK, but unless you're a fan of Bionicle, you won't really care about it; it spends too little time telling us who these characters are, or giving us reasons to like them, or care for them. I realize that this is a children's movie, but it should have been better; most Disney movies give you characters to care about. The acting varied from decent to very bad. The characters were OK, but too many of them seemed to be there just for the sake of comic relief(on a side-note, why did one of the Toa's talk like Yoda?). The CGI is mostly OK, but at times it descends into mediocrity. Something I found repetitively annoying was how the animators kept trying to give these characters with barely any facial features at all emotion; it just doesn't work, when the eyes are lights and the face is a metal surface. Light and metal can't convey emotions like human actors can. They should have realized that, and put more action in it instead. With all that said, the action was the most entertaining thing in this movie, especially the fight at the end. Apart from that, this movie has very little to offer to non-fans of Bionicle, and if you get around to watching this, you'll be happy that it's only 70 minutes, because you won't be able to sit through any more of it when it's done. 5/10


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Country:

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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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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