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Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004)

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Six ordinary Matoran are chosen to become Toa, guardians of the legendary city of Metru Nui. But as they accustom to their new role, conflicts quickly arise between them, and a sinister plot is set in motion right under their noses.

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Henry Gilroy (story), Bob Thompson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... Turaga Vakama - Narrator (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Lhikan / Krekka (voice)
Paul Dobson Paul Dobson ... Nidhiki / Whenua (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Nokama (voice)
Brian Drummond ... Onewa / Matau (voice)
Trevor Devall ... Nuju (voice)
Alessandro Juliani ... Vakama (voice)
Gerard Plunkett ... Turaga Dume (voice)
Lee Tockar ... Makuta / Kongu (voice)
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Storyline

The legends tells the story of how the Toa came to be, chosen from the pool of Matoran youth in the great city of Metru Nui and, though physically transformed, hardly prepared for increased size and super heroic powers. Now in short order, the Toa--who babble and bicker like agitated adolescents--have to master their new gifts, impress their leader, and prepare to protect their home. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Every Legend Has A Beginning


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

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Trivia

Executive producer, story writer and Bionicle co-creator Bob Thompson is a fan of extreme sports and surfing, and the scene in which the Toa have to cross the undulating Coliseum arena floor was inspired by his fear of crashing waves. See more »

Goofs

Makuta moves his head around when Nivawk approaches him, but his reflection in the mirror doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Matau: Hey, Kikanalo, who's your mas-
[his Kikanalo growls]
Matau: ... I mean, who's your partner?
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Crazy Credits

In the original release, the filmed version of the Miramax Home Entertainment logo animates as usual. But when the logo freezes from fading out, the bottom line of the "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" portion starts to become the reflection as the background fades to the opening shot. The logo slowly becomes transparent from the light from beyond and slides down into the water. After a few seconds, the camera goes faster eventually zooming into the prologue. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Japanese dub, almost all uses of the words "brother(s)" or "sister" are replaced with the characters' actual names, exceptions being when Nidhiki taunts Lhikan by calling him his brother. Makuta also calls his pet bird Nivawk by name, whereas he goes unnamed in the original English version. See more »

Connections

Followed by BIONICLE: Toa Mahri (2007) See more »

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If you felt Mask of Light was made for 3 year olds, this will fix you.
4 November 2004 | by RIOTFLEASee all my reviews

Let's face it. The first Bionicle movie was insultingly "kiddy". Even toddlers watching it had to rethink if they were too old to be included inside the intended target audience. Not this sequel. Where violence occurred off-screen in the first movie, this has it right out in the open. You have projectile and physical attacks. You have kidnapping, scary moments, hopeless moments, brave moments. You have drama that's adequate enough for an adult, but not way over the head of a child. My main gripe with the movie is not even with the movie itself. It's that the character designers went WAY too far outside merely updating the toys to work as CGI objects. Their redesign of Nivawk for example resulted in a character who has no toy counterpart. So if your kid is jumping up and down for you to buy "the cool, purple bat guy with blue wings", good luck. You will NOT find it in the toy store. Not looking anything like the one in the movie anyway.

Back on subject: Great effects, great story, well executed. Not too scary for nightmares, but not so kiddy it's embarrassing. WORTH YOUR MONEY. -JINZONINGEN 73


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USA | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bionicle: The Mask Maker See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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