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Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (2004)

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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Turaga Vakama - Narrator (voice)
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Lhikan / Krekka (voice)
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Nokama (voice)
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Onewa / Matau (voice)
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Turaga Dume (voice)
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Makuta / Kongu (voice)
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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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Rated PG for action violence and scary images | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The creators of the Bionicle trilogy never wanted to show what a Matoran's, Toa's or Turaga's face actually looks like behind their masks. Every time a maskless character is seen, it is usually a side or back view. The small fire drones seen in Matoran Vakama's shop do seem to have Matoran faces, but they never face the camera long enough for the viewer to be able to get a good look at them. Unfortunately however, this decision to make the faces a mystery caused a critical continuity issue. When the Toa find the comatose Turaga Dume in an underground tunnel, he has his mask on - yet later Makuta Teridax is revealed to have stolen it from him months ago, and in fact, it is he who wears Dume's mask throughout the film. See more »

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In several instances, the characters' mouths do not move when they talk. See more »

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Whenua: Oh, this is just great. When I woke up, all I worried about was cataloging. Now I go down in history as Metru Nui's most wanted.
Onewa: [scoffs] You? I'm the one suffering here, stuck with a Ko-Matoran big brain, and an Onu-Matoran stock boy!
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At the very end of the credit sequence, the eyes of Makuta's mask light up in gloomy, evil red. This is foreshadowing that although he's been defeated in the movie, he will return. See more »

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Follows LEGO Bionicle: Quest for the Toa (2001) See more »

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Best of The Bionicle Of The Films and A Surprise for Direct To Video.
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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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