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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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Cast overview:
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... Turaga Vakama - Narrator (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Lhikan / Krekka (voice)
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)


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bionicle: Metru Nui, City of Legends See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


A deleted scene that got cut due to time constraints involved the six Toa and Lhikan fighting against a flock of snake-like flying beasts called Lohrak. CGI models for the Lohrak were completed and can be viewed in the movie's "making of" featurette, and they also make a very brief cameo in the sequel. In this deleted scene, the Toa would have shown off their elemental abilities, controlling earth, stone, air, ice, water and fire, which they never once do in the completed film. The sequence would have ended with Vakama realizing he has to overcome his fears and assume leadership of the Toa. See more »


When Matau crashes the ship into the giant water-pillar, the ship is flying upwards into the air, even though in the previous shot, there was no indication that if was moving upwards. In fact, since the ship cannot fly and nothing was shown flinging it into the air, it doesn't even make sense for it to be flying in this scene. See more »


Onewa: Turaga, I know you not.
Lhikan: Your concern should be with your own identity, not mine. Freedom and escape are different objectives, but both are easily realized.
Onewa: You are stuck here with us, so...
Lhikan: I have freedom, even in here. But for escape, Toa mask powers are needed.
Nuju: [sighs] I doubt we'll ever be in touch with our mask powers.
Lhikan: Oh, never doubt what you are capable of. The Great Spirit lives through us all.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, many gag titles are written in Bionicle writing. When decoded, they read: Best Matoran, Location Scouts, Asst to Mr Makuta, Set Doctor, Nivawk Handler, Gaffer, Vahki Transport Captain, Security for Metru Nui, Master Builders, Stunt Riders, Stunt Doubles for Matau and Kikanalo Wranglers. See more »


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Best of The Bionicle Of The Films and A Surprise for Direct To Video.
30 October 2017 | by KalKenobi83See all my reviews

Watched One Of My Favorite Direct to Video Animated Films Bionicle 2:Legends Of Metru Nui amazing voice Performances from Alessandro Juilani(Battlestar Galactica) as Vakama, Tabitha St.Germain(Transformers:Energon) as Nokama also starring Brian Drummond(G.I. Joe:Ninja Battles) as Matau/Onewa, Paul Dobson(Inuyasha) as Whenua/Nidhiki , Trevor Devall(Mobile Suit Gundam) as Nuju, Gerard Plunkett(RoboCop:Alpha Commando) as Turaga Dume, Michael Dobson(Dreamcatcher) as Lhikan/Krekka and Lee Tockar(G.I. Joe:Valor Vs Venom) as Makuta The films main villain. The film is surprisingly great for being direct to Video also the characters had great Motivation and Layers despite it being 75 Minutes Great Characterization of Vakama we follow his journey with him to find his destiny also Matau provides brevity when needed and Nokama also providing the Voice of Reason Also Nathan Furst Rivals John Williams in terms of allowing the Music tell the characters story as well also Makuta proves he is no push over and is a returning Antagonists also despite being Direct to Video it doesn't shy away from pulling punches characters die and its much Darker than Mask Of Light . Amazing score by Nathan Furst(StageGhost), Screenplay By Henry Gilroy(Atlantis:Milos Return) Direction by Terry Shakespeare(Bionicle:Mask Of Light)& David Molina(Goofys Fun House) Best of The Bionicle Of The Films and A Surprise for Direct To Video. 9/10

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