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on 9 October 2009
This is the forth instalment movie of the Bionicle franchise and takes a dramatic turn from the first three previous films. The story continues on from last year, the Great Spirit Mata Nui has been awoken, but Makuta Teridax has taken over his body and banishes Mata Nui's mind and spirit into the Mask of Life and ejects the mask from his own body. Soon the Mask of Life crash lands on a desert world (Bara Magna) forming a body for Mata Nui to use, now Mata Nui now has to survive this new harsh universe, where glatorians battle each other tribe's villages to solve disputes and resources while terrible eniemies called Skrall and Bone Hunters challenge all tribes full on. Can Mata Nui re-unite this torn world, is there a traitor in the group and can Mata Nui ever find his way back to re-claim what was his?

The forth Bionicle film is much better as every, single character perfectly matches their toy set counterparts in LEGO and you can't see a trace of organic tissue anywhere (an issue from the first movie onwards) which will please many fans as the film closely builds to the toy line products. Another point to make is the film has done a radical change from being too dark like the third film to a too much childish film, meaning it might be un-bearable to some older fans of Bionicle in general.

Don't get me wrong, the CGI is better than ever and the plot is good but what is wrong is that the music is horrible, even the fight between Skopio, Bone Hunters and Glatorian was weak, there was no dramatic moments at all. Some of the voicing is not good like Kiina who sounds like a hyperactive little girl, but Michael Dorn (Mata Nui) did his voice over very well. The sound effects aren't great either as most of the sound effects seem to be gotten from YouTube videos like the classical fall scream and Godzilla roars.

Overall, Bionicle is recommended to all but nothing to get to excited over because the dramatic elements that were once here have gone and the film is so much more childish than the first three previous films of Bionicle and the music/sound effects aren't great. However to leave this on a good note, the Bionicle's themselves very much closely represent their LEGO set toy line counterparts.
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on 22 February 2010
I really did not want to watch this with my children, but it was surprisingly good for a children's movie designed after the toy! I was also impressed with the price not having been inflated given its links to lego. The children (aged 4 up to 11) all love it and have watched it lots of times since it arrived. A good buy for all fans - the children did have to explain the initial story of Bionicle to me!
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on 4 September 2013
The film is decent, but the lack of DVD extras as compared to the other Bionicle films is a bit disappointing. 'The Legend Reborn' is a very different film to the other three, originally planned to be the first of a new trilogy: it shares no characters or settings with the first three, and therefore seems quite disjointed within the whole saga. However, it is an enjoyable enough watch, with an interesting plot, visual spectacles that Bionicle does so well, and the animation is slick. It can be confusing at first, being introduced to totally new settings and characters (the presence of two 'bad guy' tribes instead of one seems unnecessary), but by the end, the characters are strong enough to be interesting, and the cliffhanger ending is intriguing but frustrating (because no further films were made, due to Bionicle being hurriedly cancelled by LEGO). All in all, a satisfying watch.
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on 27 November 2009
Im not entirely sure where this comes into when compared to the other films. I think it comes before the others whiles my brother, for whom i bought it, says that it comes after the others. God i'm so confused.
Anyway, having seen the others i found this a good film. The animation is amazing and these people have gotten better with each film. Either way the story is easy to follow in this film and teaches us a great lesson about sticking together and helping each other to defeat evil and to solve problems.
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on 20 July 2012
My kids loved this, Lego Bionicles might not be available anymore but at least the videos are still around, it keeps my boys entertained, what more can you possible ask for?
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on 28 August 2013
Bought this as a present for my nephews as they like all the lego movies and have recently started collecting bionicles - now they can see who the good and bad guys are. They really enjoyed the films and watch them over and over.
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on 29 October 2009
My boys (6 & 10) love this movie. It's quite dull for mum to sit through but then it wasn't made or bought for me! If your kids are Bionicle mad, then they will be very happy with this film.
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on 10 November 2009
My 5 year old loves everything Bionicle, so it's no surprise he loves this as well.
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on 3 March 2014
Bionicle the legend reborn, grandson loved this film, watches it all the time,good story good graphics,really pleased I bought this,excellent.
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on 6 March 2013
This was a xmas pressie. Kept my cousin quiet on long journeys and really enjoyed the characters. Child friendly film.
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