BIONICLE: Toa Mahri

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"Mission objective: Retrieve Mask of Life. Time is limited."
— Axonn


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BIONICLE: Toa Mahri
Movie
Director Christian Faber and Jan Kjær
Producer Jeppe Fonnesbæk (Executive Producer); Lars Bartkær
Writer Jacob Berg
Starring Toa Mahri, Hydraxon, Gadunka, and Maxilos and Spinax
Distributor The LEGO Group
Release Date July 18th 2007
Runtime 2 minutes and 20 seconds


BIONICLE: Toa Mahri is a short movie featuring the Toa Mahri, Hydraxon, Gadunka, Maxilos, and Spinax.

Plot

The Toa Mahri in the Deep Sea Port

The animation begins with the Toa Terrain Crawler speeding across the dark sea bottom. It then shows a view of the inside of the vehicle, revealing the Toa Mahri, strapped into seats on the wall of the craft. Small robotic arms in the crawler equip them with their Kanohi and weapons, readying them for battle. The Terrain Crawler comes to a halt at the edge of a massive trench. The Toa grab their Cordak Blasters, lowered from the crawler's ceiling. Kongu grabs two blasters, while Axonn tells them their mission objective: to retrieve the Mask of Life. Three of the Toa are then shown examining their weapons, while the vehicle begins to flood with water up to their knees.

The crawler's hatch opens, and Hahli swims towards the edge of a small cliff. Just as as Jaller notes that there seems to be no sign of life, two mutated Takea swim upward towards Hahli and attack the other Toa.

The Toa begin rapidly firing their Cordak Blasters at the creatures, which narrowly escape the darts. Kongu, Nuparu and Jaller continue firing their blasters, while Matoro speeds above their heads on a small craft, in pursuit of one of the sea creatures. Kongu and Jaller are ambushed by one of them and are both knocked over the edge of the trench. Hahli grabs onto the creature's tail.

Hewkii and Nuparu run after them. Hewkii asks if they are okay, but there is no response. Suddenly, Gadunka arrives just behind them. He uses his Squid Launcher to blast them off of the cliff. As they fall, Matoro attacks Gadunka on his small vehicle, crashing it into its mouth, but Gadunka tosses it down the cliff. Hewkii and Nuparu are shown falling to the sea floor. Hewkii asks Nuparu for his status.

Meanwhile, Jaller has shaken off the attack. He finds the Mask of Life partially buried in the sea floor. Just as he leans over to pick it up, Dekar-Hydraxon lifts him up and tells him that the Kanohi Ignika belongs to him.

Suddenly, Spinax jumps on Hydraxon from behind and pins him to the ground. They wrestle for a second, and then Hydraxon throws Spinax off of him over the side of a small cliff. Maxilos appears, claiming the mask is his. He then attacks Hydraxon with his full round of Cordak ammunition.

Jaller manages to pick up the mask and yells to his fellow Toa that he needs backup, just as Maxilos and Hydraxon jump at each other with their weapons ready for impact. Jaller realizes that he is in the middle of them, and jumps up, narrowly escaping the clash of weapons. He yells "Matoro!" and hands the mask off to the white Toa, who flies by on the mutant Takea he pursued, and grabs the mask with his Twin Cutters.

Music

There are two songs used in the movie. The first song features music by Daughtry and is called "Crashed." This can be heard on BIONICLEstory.com and on the United States edition of BIONICLE.com. The second is called "Face Me," with Edsim (Eddie Simonsen) and (Mikkel) Maltha. This version can be heard on the United Kingdom version of BIONICLE.com, and the other international webpages, and is available to download at BIONICLEstory.com.

Trivia

  • A video called "Mahri Movie Outtake" released on BIONICLE.com shows the Toa Terrain Crawler moving along when a large jolt causes Hahli's head to pop off her neck, bounce off her shoulder, her knee and finally lands on her foot and hits the ground. She jumps up holding her foot and staggers around on one leg, knocks into the camera and steps on her head, causing her to fall over. The screen turns black and a coarse voice says, "Uh-oh." This video is, of course, non-canon and is merely to be taken as a joke, much like the Rahkshi Rock video and the Singing Squid animation.
  • Another shortened version of this animation, released in Hong Kong, shows various edits and cuts of the Mahri from the video, featuring Chinese dialogue. Near the end of the movie, Hydraxon and Maxilos bang their heads together, which was not seen in the original animation. It ends with the Mahri logo in Chinese.

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