A More Family-Friendly Conclusion to the Series, Takes a Dip in Quality
BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn is technically the 4th entry in the series, but the first three aren't prerequisites, because to the untrained eye, this is pretty much a reboot. It follows Mata Nui being cast from his giant robot body, and ending up on a desert planet called Bara Magna. In my opinion, the movie is on par with the first one, meaning it's considerably worse than two and three. It's more childish and happy-go-lucky, and I'm not a huge fan of the change in art style. Violence is still present, though as always, it's between bio-mechanical beings and not humans. Gladiatorial combat is staged on Bara Magna, and as the audience, we see a few fights take place. They're not gory, but if you're concerned about violence, it's worth taking into account. The messages about teamwork are as strong as ever, and Mata Nui's compassion for everyone, even bugs, makes him a pretty good role model. Just like the others, this movie exists to sell toys, but the toyline has been cancelled twice, and modern kids might not even know it exists. Overall, a decent kids movie. If it's on TV or your kids loved the first three, it couldn't hurt to try.