First off. I was always fine with the thought of Bionicle ending, I knew it would some day. I was certainly ready in 2008 when it was said to be the last year. I was a bit down, but hey, it was a awesome ending and what I had always wanted. The Toa Nuva had returned to finally complete their task and awaken the great spirit Mata Nui, and right at the end a twist of fate occurred and evil triumphed despite the odds. I was blown away, and somewhat sad, but at the same time satisfied.
So going into 2009 was a somewhat odd start. A new planet and new species, but it was great for me because Mata Nui was now the main character. You know the one who for the last seven years had been the one thing that all of the Toa, Matoran, worked toward to save. So, awesome. We're continuing the saga and starting fresh at the same time. So you'd think this would one would last right?
What I'm getting to is that I'm not mad that Lego canceled Bionicle, it's when they canceled it. I just don't understand why in the middle or even at the beginning of the story, they just got up and left!
YES. I know that Greg has been kind enough to promise that he will continue to write and finish the story, and that the site will possibly be updated from time to time. That's one of the things I'm happy about coming out of this.
But as a fan of just about everything about Bionicle. Why is it that I'm not allowed to be sad about the loss of the sets, or have hopes that they may come back or to see that there could possibly be one more awesome set to end it all? Either I'm depicted as the whining adolescent, or the rock hard "mature" member who shoots down all hopes and possibilities.
Another thing I feel I must bring up is the movies. To me TRL was the best Bionicle movie I've seen, and exceeded all my expectations. It had some problems here and there, but it was awesome. It also had a HUGE cliffhanger at the end,(to me at least) and I was eager to see the sequels, to see the characters develop and further the story. Now that they're canceled, it leaves me with a whole new empty feeling. Like if George Lucas decided to try new things after the Empire Strikes Back, and abandoned the Star Wars movies to start another series. What kind of sense does that make?! I know that it would take a lot of money to make them, and that there wouldn't be any sets to advertise, but wouldn't at least making one sequel to wrap it up be a sensible thing to do? Wouldn't you think that since the first one was so good, that it wouldn't need new sets to support itself?
Don't get me wrong. I'm thankful for all that everyone at Lego has done, and also for the great work Greg has done. I'll never forget the memories Bionicle has given to me. It's just that these things keep irritating me constantly.
Well, that's all i can write as of now. Thanks for reading, and have a great day.