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Parents' Guide to

Bionicle: Mask of Light: The Movie

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Lego product tie-in is difficult to follow.

Movie PG 2003 70 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

its a fun story and you can watch it for free on youtube though there is some scary stuff and a bit to hard core i recon its okay for ages 8 and up you will probably be okay with 7 but if your kid gets scared easily then 8 and up

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For kids and adults who love or loved the Bionicle line of toy products marketed and manufactured by LEGO, BIONICLE: MASK OF LIGHT: THE MOVIE could be enjoyable. The computer animation is quite good, and the action sequences are unrelenting. However, for everyone else, this is an overly and needlessly detailed and confusing fantasy movie that is very difficult to follow, and not very engaging, in spite of the action.

It's difficult keeping track of who's who, why they're doing what they're doing, and what's at stake for these characters. The confusion is enhanced by the cliched fantasy writing -- characters are frequently saying trite phrases like "fulfill your destiny" and "walk in the light." Arcane phrases are pointlessly thrown out into the dialogue, but the ultimate result merely enhances the confusion for those who aren't especially interested in these toys.

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