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#1 Offline Indigogeek

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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 10:32 AM

What do you think is the best CGI movie bionicle has made out there? Which one do you think is the most well made, and interesting. I have to go with hands down the mahri movie, it just has this very nice feel, and the voices add so much. What does BZP think?


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 12:20 PM

I think I have to agree about the Mahri mini-movie, though some of the 2001 promos were pretty cool too. The Mahri thing is the one with the most extended actual plot, probably the best music (of all the rock-style ones anyways), and good quality animation, timing, etc.

 

The Barraki one in 2007 was also very good. And the Ignika awakening giant robot and then being exiled is a definite contender.


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 12:28 PM

My favorite CGI shorts were the Phantoka and Mistika. Those Dogfights were awesome!


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 12:28 PM

Just that whole Ignika -> MN rising video. I actually liked the preliminary one of that a little better, where a statue of Tahu's mask gets smashed. Eerie foreshadowing and stuff.


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 12:34 PM

Just that whole Ignika -> MN rising video. I actually liked the preliminary one of that a little better, where a statue of Tahu's mask gets smashed. Eerie foreshadowing and stuff.

What statue getting smashed? I never saw that one.


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 01:00 PM

The bohrok(not kal) ones! :silver:  :smiletahnok:  :smilekohrak:  :smilelehvak:  :smilegahlok:  :smilepahrak:  :smilenuhvok:  


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 01:07 PM

This. 

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I remember the destruction of it being a lot more blatant long ago, but that could just be my memory playing a tick on me.  


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 01:40 PM

Was that in the one where the Kini-Nui was destroyed? (Part of the Kini-Nui?)


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 01:53 PM

Was that in the one where the Kini-Nui was destroyed? (Part of the Kini-Nui?)

 

Yes. 


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 05:45 PM

The Barraki Mini-Movie. It had a good plot, fit into a small time frame with as much happening as possible, and Cryoshell.


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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 06:32 PM

Easily the 2008 mini-movies. Delivering that story and advertising all the sets in a CGI format without dialogue must have been a real challenge, and it was executed masterfully. With a lovely Cryoshell background track that hinted at mysteries being unveiled, lots of dramatic lighting, and a perfect balance between the sense of action and the sense of discovery, those videos left a big impact on me.
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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 10:00 PM

No love for the MNOG-style Vahki animations? They excellently captured the secret police atmosphere of the Vahki. I wish the story expanded more on the "Matoran are disappearing" idea of 2004. I know that it kind of applied to the Great Disk Matoran, but that doesn't seem to be what Lhikan was implying when he mentioned it in LoMN. My headcanon is that Teridax ordered the Vahki to capture test subjects for the Stasis Pods.

 

I actually saw the Vahki Online Animations before I played the original MNOG, so I always knew the MNOG music as "the Vahki music."


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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 12:53 AM

Ooh, this is a tough one! I loved all the animations from 2001, but I think I'll have to go with Mata Nui's reawakening. It was one of the biggest events in Bionicle, and to see it depicted in photorealistic CGI was amazing.


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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 07:33 AM

No love for the MNOG-style Vahki animations? They excellently captured the secret police atmosphere of the Vahki. I wish the story expanded more on the "Matoran are disappearing" idea of 2004. I know that it kind of applied to the Great Disk Matoran, but that doesn't seem to be what Lhikan was implying when he mentioned it in LoMN. My headcanon is that Teridax ordered the Vahki to capture test subjects for the Stasis Pods.

 

I actually saw the Vahki Online Animations before I played the original MNOG, so I always knew the MNOG music as "the Vahki music."

Those aren't CGI animations, those are Flash animations.

 

[color=#add8e6;]My favorite would have to be either the four minute retrospective that was out for a while. It had basically all of the sick animations with the story being told rather canonically. Also, no one has mentioned the Inika animation. That opening sequence in the rain where they are all walking up just made them feel like the badMahi they really are. I always felt like the Inika lost something when they became Mahri, become a bit less badMahi.[/color]


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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 08:36 AM

The bohrok(not kal) ones! :silver:  :smiletahnok:  :smilekohrak:  :smilelehvak:  :smilegahlok:  :smilepahrak:  :smilenuhvok:  

 

Yes. That's my favorite too.


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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 01:30 PM

Mata Nui Rising.


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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 07:14 PM

I have to agree with the majority and say either the Mata Nui Rising video or the 07 Toa Mahri video. The former is the best video, IMO, but the latter has the best music. (I really like Chris Daughtry's "Crashed." )


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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 10:13 PM

The Infected Lewa animation and most of the Bohrak-Kal promo vids. For a bunch of Bohrak recolors, they did a good job giving them an eerie feel to them.


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Posted Jul 14 2013 - 11:51 PM

I'd say pretty much all of the 2008 ones.


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Posted Jul 15 2013 - 06:42 AM

I'm gonna go old school on this one and say the individual promos for each Toa back in 2001. Probably nostalgia speaking, but when I think of Bionicle that's what comes to mind.


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Posted Jul 15 2013 - 09:10 AM

The 2007 and 2008 videos.

 

They summarized the story well, considering they were really short.


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Posted Jul 20 2013 - 02:25 PM

The Great Spirit Robot breaking through Mata Nui is definatley my favourite.


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Posted Jul 20 2013 - 03:49 PM

Nokama's promo.

 

But also, all of Cryoshell's music videos with Bionicle and the masks in the movies if they count because ugh look at them.


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Posted Jul 21 2013 - 10:41 AM

I really liked the movies of 2007 and 2008 but I also really liked the character videos of 2001-2004.
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Posted Jul 22 2013 - 03:02 AM

What do you think is the best CGI movie bionicle has made out there? Which one do you think is the most well made, and interesting. I have to go with hands down the mahri movie, it just has this very nice feel, and the voices add so much.

[color=#ff0000;]Hahli's was voiced by a guy.....I just thought that'd be worthy to point out.  XD[/color]


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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 09:39 AM

 

What do you think is the best CGI movie bionicle has made out there? Which one do you think is the most well made, and interesting. I have to go with hands down the mahri movie, it just has this very nice feel, and the voices add so much.

[color=#ff0000;]Hahli's was voiced by a guy.....I just thought that'd be worthy to point out.  XD[/color]

 

 

That always bugged me. 


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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 01:56 PM

[color=#990000;]The classic 2001 Toa animations and the 2008 animations.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]
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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 02:00 PM

[color=#990000;]The classic 2001 Toa animations and the 2008 animations.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

The 2001 animations were spectacular. The only reason Mata Nui rising is my favorite is because of its significance and its brilliant cinematography. 


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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 02:09 PM

[color=#990000;]The classic 2001 Toa animations and the 2008 animations.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

The 2001 animations were spectacular. The only reason Mata Nui rising is my favorite is because of its significance and its brilliant cinematography.

[color=#990000;]Exactly. I still love hearing the mechanical sounds in the 2001 animations so much. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 02:11 PM

 

 

[color=#990000;]The classic 2001 Toa animations and the 2008 animations.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

The 2001 animations were spectacular. The only reason Mata Nui rising is my favorite is because of its significance and its brilliant cinematography.

 

[color=#990000;]Exactly. I still love hearing the mechanical sounds in the 2001 animations so much. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

 

 

YES! That's something that was absent from all the later ones, but it was such a great part of the 2001 animations. I don't know why they stopped using it.


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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 02:20 PM

[color=#990000;]The classic 2001 Toa animations and the 2008 animations.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

The 2001 animations were spectacular. The only reason Mata Nui rising is my favorite is because of its significance and its brilliant cinematography.

[color=#990000;]Exactly. I still love hearing the mechanical sounds in the 2001 animations so much. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

 YES! That's something that was absent from all the later ones, but it was such a great part of the 2001 animations. I don't know why they stopped using it.

[color=#990000;]Either they didn't want them to be confused for robots (though all BIONICLE movies feature these sounds discretely) or just plain laziness. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 02:28 PM

 

 

 

 

[color=#990000;]The classic 2001 Toa animations and the 2008 animations.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

The 2001 animations were spectacular. The only reason Mata Nui rising is my favorite is because of its significance and its brilliant cinematography.

 

[color=#990000;]Exactly. I still love hearing the mechanical sounds in the 2001 animations so much. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

 

 YES! That's something that was absent from all the later ones, but it was such a great part of the 2001 animations. I don't know why they stopped using it.

 

[color=#990000;]Either they didn't want them to be confused for robots (though all BIONICLE movies feature these sounds discretely) or just plain laziness. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

 

 

Probably laziness. :lol: 


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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 09:14 PM

 

 

 

 

[color=#990000;]The classic 2001 Toa animations and the 2008 animations.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

The 2001 animations were spectacular. The only reason Mata Nui rising is my favorite is because of its significance and its brilliant cinematography. 
[color=#990000;]Exactly. I still love hearing the mechanical sounds in the 2001 animations so much. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color] 
 YES! That's something that was absent from all the later ones, but it was such a great part of the 2001 animations. I don't know why they stopped using it. 
[color=#990000;]Either they didn't want them to be confused for robots (though all BIONICLE movies feature these sounds discretely) or just plain laziness. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color] 
 Probably laziness. :lol: 
Am I the only one who found those sounds annoying?

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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 09:27 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

[color=#990000;]The classic 2001 Toa animations and the 2008 animations.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

The 2001 animations were spectacular. The only reason Mata Nui rising is my favorite is because of its significance and its brilliant cinematography. 
[color=#990000;]Exactly. I still love hearing the mechanical sounds in the 2001 animations so much. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color] 
 YES! That's something that was absent from all the later ones, but it was such a great part of the 2001 animations. I don't know why they stopped using it. 
[color=#990000;]Either they didn't want them to be confused for robots (though all BIONICLE movies feature these sounds discretely) or just plain laziness. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color] 
 Probably laziness. :lol:
Am I the only one who found those sounds annoying?

 

 

Probably not. In fact, it's possible annoyance factor is probably why they nixed it. 


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Posted Jul 26 2013 - 03:44 AM

[color=#990000;]The classic 2001 Toa animations and the 2008 animations.[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

The 2001 animations were spectacular. The only reason Mata Nui rising is my favorite is because of its significance and its brilliant cinematography.

[color=#990000;]Exactly. I still love hearing the mechanical sounds in the 2001 animations so much. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

 YES! That's something that was absent from all the later ones, but it was such a great part of the 2001 animations. I don't know why they stopped using it.

[color=#990000;]Either they didn't want them to be confused for robots (though all BIONICLE movies feature these sounds discretely) or just plain laziness. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

 Probably laziness. :lol:

Am I the only one who found those sounds annoying?

 Probably not. In fact, it's possible annoyance factor is probably why they nixed it.

[color=#990000;]I liked them. :([color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

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Posted Jul 26 2013 - 08:47 AM

Loved the 2008 Mahri animation; must've watched it dozens of times.


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Posted Jul 26 2013 - 10:04 AM

[color=rgb(153,0,0);]I liked them. [/color] :(

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I liked them too and I wish they would have kept them, but I can understand how it could have been annoying to some people. 


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Posted Jul 26 2013 - 03:25 PM

Loved the 2008 Mahri animation; must've watched it dozens of times.

[color=#990000;]That was 2007. :P[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]

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