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#1 Offline King of Dust

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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 10:02 AM

I mean, it was corny, but no cornier than a lot of other lines in Bionicle. Why does every one hate it so much lol?


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 10:05 AM

What are we exactly talking about?


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 10:08 AM

What are we exactly talking about?

Oh sorry lol. Were talking about Whenua's line in the WoS movie. 


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 10:40 AM

I thought that that phrase was kind of unneeded, later in the film would have been fine but it was kind of unneeded in the situation. Maybe when Vakama has been cured or some sorts.

 

Then again it might be Paul Dobson saying "Cuz that's what friends do." I mean it sure sounds goofy.


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 01:12 PM

It's just corny. :P


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 02:03 PM

Probably the way he delivered it. Sounded cheesy. But a lot does in the movies -- they're made for kids.

 

Personally I appreciate the message and don't mind that I'm choosing to watch a kids' movie. :P


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 03:41 PM

Matau and Vakama were fighting like, two lines ago, and so the line seems preachy and "looking down" on Matau. Since Whenua isn't generally that type of person (usually that is Ga-Toa's domain), it came across as a sudden moral aside to the audience, which is characteristic of kid's movies. And it diminishes Whenua's character.
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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 04:33 PM

That line never bothered me, when it came around I was always still recoiling from the "I wiiiill mmmmmake yooooou!" that came a few mintues beforehand. SUre, it was a bit cheesy, but it never seemed out of place to me.


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 05:54 PM

I agree with The Darkest Hunter, it didn't seem to bother me.


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 05:57 PM

That line never bothered me. But nothing in BIONICLE ever bothered me, so...
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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 06:49 PM

It's corny. It's stupid. I feel like it was written by a three-year old.


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 07:19 PM

It was terrible, even for a kids movie.

It just sounded... Stupid.


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Posted Jan 23 2013 - 09:48 PM

Not a big impact for me. There were plenty of corny lines, but when I was younger that didn't make a difference and now I'm used to it.


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Posted Jan 24 2013 - 10:18 AM

[color=#00cc00;]The line is very cheesy, awkward, and to make matters worse had no reason to be said. It felt like they missed a line because Matau never said anything that would require Nokama and Whenua to respond with their lines. So yeah it was out of place, awkward, and just in there because it was in the trailer for the movie.[/color]


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Posted Jan 24 2013 - 12:12 PM

[font="Palatino;"]I don't think it was simply corny; I think the issue is that it was corny and completely out of place. It was out of character for Whenua, and the movie is improved if you remove the line. Admittedly, it's hard to deliver that kind of a line without sounding at least somewhat cheesy, but the way in which it was delivered made it even worse.[/font]

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Posted Jan 24 2013 - 01:30 PM

I don't hate it. At least he has a line.


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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 02:32 AM

It was terrible, even for a kids movie.

It just sounded... Stupid.

 

 

Says someone whose username is that of a character from the worst cartoon of the century.

 

 

Anyway......line never bothered me at all.


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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 02:48 AM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Manterax Prime" data-cid="496428" data-time="1359099176"><p><blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Rarity" data-cid="495746" data-time="1358986787"><p>It was terrible, even for a kids movie.<br />It just sounded... Stupid.</p></blockquote> <br /> <br />Says someone whose username is that of a character from the worst cartoon of the century.<br /> <br /> <br />Anyway......line never bothered me at all.</p></blockquote>>worst cartoon of the century >MLP: FiMPick one.
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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 03:55 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Manterax Prime" data-cid="496428" data-time="1359099176"><p><blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Rarity" data-cid="495746" data-time="1358986787"><p>It was terrible, even for a kids movie.<br />It just sounded... Stupid.</p></blockquote> <br /> <br />Says someone whose username is that of a character from the worst cartoon of the century.<br /> <br /> <br />Anyway......line never bothered me at all.</p></blockquote>>worst cartoon of the century>MLP: FiMPick one.

 

 

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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 06:03 PM

Let's not pick fights over silly things.


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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 07:05 PM

Let's not pick fights over silly things.

 

Agreed, it's best we keep things on topic. Okay.


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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 07:37 PM

After people started derailing my topic :PI see the reson why some people do not like the line and Whens says it, and also the fact that it should have been used later in the film. 

Would I be right in thinking that?


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Posted Jan 25 2013 - 08:12 PM

I think while Whenua's line is bad, but let's look at a better one, "because that's what Toa do." Other than Whenua's childish weird line, this line was almost triumphant and was delivered much better by Vakama. All it takes is a word and delivery.


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Posted Jan 26 2013 - 05:51 AM

It never bothered me until I joined this website. But then again, I saw WoS as a kind of savior, since it was my only link to what I loved back then.


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Posted Jan 26 2013 - 03:23 PM

To be honest, I don't remember much of the Bionicle movies, but I certainly don't remember that line. It does sound corny though, but not much cornier than any other lines in LEGO multimedia.


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Posted Jan 27 2013 - 04:54 PM

Because it's a stupid, cheesy, cringe-inducingly bad, and poorly delivered line, even by our bottom-of-the-barrel standards.


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Posted Jan 28 2013 - 08:44 PM

[color=#0000cd;]It's simply cheesy/corny and/or unnecessary. It was pretty awful in the trailer, too.[/color]

 

[color=#0000cd;]But then again, it's a kids film. :P[/color]

 

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 06:51 PM

Since my memory is about equal to that of a spoon, I don't remember that much of the movies either, but that line could've been much better delivered if it was a play on something stated earlier, i.e.:

Earlier: "green-eyes bad Hordika"-Vakama: "Friends don't do anything!"

And then later: "That is what friends do."

 

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 08:39 PM

[color=#006400;]This line never really bothered me. Even if people have spoken about it in my movie changes topic.[/color]


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 09:07 PM

Out of the two lines he says, thay make one THIS? I really don't see the need for this, but it is making my Sunday night. Go on Netflix, it's the only BIONICLE movie on there, and the only one I've seen. Curse my luck.


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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 04:37 AM

Out of the two lines he says, thay make one THIS? I really don't see the need for this, but it is making my Sunday night. Go on Netflix, it's the only BIONICLE movie on there, and the only one I've seen. Curse my luck.

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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 04:54 AM

[font="'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"][color=rgb(75,0,130);]I haven't watched WoS in years so I don't really remember how it was delivered but it SOUNDS relatively inoffensive, especially considering that all the bonkles movies are comprised of like 90% godawful lines[/color][/font]


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Posted Feb 21 2013 - 09:38 PM

It's so cheesy, cliche, out of place, and just sounds stupid the way it was said.


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Posted Feb 22 2013 - 03:37 AM

It sounds weird when you're older, and that's kind of the point. Unfortunately for us older fans, the movies were never aimed at anyone over the age of 15, so we have to deal with the simplified dialogue and such. For those of us who watched the movie(s) at a rather young age, the line didn't seem cheesy at all, I'd wager. We look back now and cringe, ha ha, but that's only because we're more mature now. I don't know if Lego ever thought they'd get an older audience at the start, but I don't think it would have mattered. It's a kids' toy-line, and that's that. If they had upped the ante for older/more mature viewers, every other line would have flown right over the kids' heads, ha ha. (You'd have better luck getting an 8-year-old to understand an A to Z Mysteries story than a Sherlock Holmes, for example.)C'est la vie. Personally, the line never bothered me, but I will agree that the placement and delivery were off. But again, it's just a kids' film. They had to fit that message in somewhere, even if does sound dorky. 


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Posted Feb 22 2013 - 06:57 AM

It didn't bother me. Then again I was only 8 when I first saw it.
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Posted Mar 04 2013 - 10:23 PM

It never really bothered me until now, which now sounds completely lame and out of place for Whenua. You want to know the only thing in Bionicle that is worse than that? The whole TLR movie. Lines were worse than this one.
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Posted Mar 05 2013 - 04:09 AM

I don't hate it at all. It's a kid show for Lego's sake. I like that line. 


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Posted Mar 10 2013 - 03:52 AM

I think while Whenua's line is bad, but let's look at a better one, "because that's what Toa do." Other than Whenua's childish weird line, this line was almost triumphant and was delivered much better by Vakama. All it takes is a word and delivery.

 

"We find a way to defeat him. Cause that's what Toa do."

 

I personally hated that line more than anything in WoS, because it has this "Toa exist to defeat opponents" attitude that is not at all true. Aren't they there to protect and bring security? Vakama makes a Toa's duty seem so one-dimensional. Whenua's "that's what friends do" has a moral to it, which I respect, even if it sounds too childlish for us older fans.


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Posted Mar 10 2013 - 08:07 AM

I think Vakama said that as one of the things that Toa do, not all the things. Because "That's what Toa do" sounds better than "That's one of the things that Toa do".
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Posted Mar 11 2013 - 10:02 AM

[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;]"We find a way to defeat him again. Cause that's what Toa do." [/color][color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;]Emphasis mine.[/color]

 

[color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;]I like this particular line - I thought it showed that a Toa's duty was to protect the Matoran, not go crazy and destroy the Great Temple, etc. It showed that Vakama knew what Toa did - protect the Matoran from their enemies, this one included. [/color]


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