Yeah. And all in all, it just bugs me. It's just one of several lines or voices that people dislike from the BIONICLE movies for perfectly arbitrary reasons. Specifically, any voice that is high-pitched, excited, or childlike (examples: Lewa, Kiina, Berix, or any Matoran) tends to get a lot of arbitrary hate.Perhaps it's just an extension of how some people prefer to think of BIONICLE as a lot more grown-up and serious than it ever was or was ever meant to be. BIONICLE is and has always been for kids — yes, even the books and serials that got into a little bit darker territory than the movies from time to time. In 2001, this was perfectly evident, with the Mata Nui Online Game and the BIONICLE Game Boy Advance game being full of humor in spite of sometimes giving a very real sense of danger. Even the 2002 and 2003 story animations had a great deal of humor, colorful, cartoony visuals, and wacky characters. So it's hard to really imagine how even as early as 2003, people were getting the notion in their heads that BIONICLE was too serious for a kids' movie to do it justice.Anyway, if people think a franchise isn't mature or serious if there are characters in it who are portrayed as remotely childlike, they're woefully out-of-touch, full stop. Just compare Avatar: The Last Airbender, which people of all ages have enjoyed, to the movie The Last Airbender, which people of all ages have reviled. The former had lots of humor, a generally kid-friendly story, and acting with a whole lot of emotion. The latter was consistently taking itself far too seriously, with most of the characters' portrayals being extremely wooden. Don't get me wrong, I managed to enjoy the movie in spite of all its flaws. But for all the effort that went into making it a serious film, it simply didn't have the heart the original cartoon had.When BIONICLE ended, this out-of-touch attitude came to a head, with people assuming it was "too serious" for the kids the LEGO Group wanted to attract. Hahahahaha...no. "Seriousness" was not BIONICLE's problem, nor, for that matter, was silliness. As far as story was concerned, it was more a matter of continuity lockout. There was just much more continuity than new fans of any age would likely be willing to digest. This isn't to say there weren't ANY fans who would become interested enough to devote hours and possibly even a monetary investment to learning the BIONICLE story. But the theme was certainly losing fans faster than it was gaining them, and that was reflected in set and media sales.
"Whoohooooo!"Or something along those lines. I never got why that line was a problem, but some people certainly thought it was.
Edited by Aanchir: Rachira of Time, Jun 27 2013 - 11:31 AM.