The BIONICLE: Universe Film Series is a trilogy of films directed, filmed, written and edited by Scott Pincus. The first film, BIONICLE: Universe, aired from June 2011 to January 2012, and the second film, BIONICLE: Universe II: On Being A Champion, aired throughout January 2012. The third film, BIONICLE: Universe III: War of the Worlds, was released through December and January 2013. A fourth film, BIONICLE Universe: Lost Chroniclers, was in the works for some time, though it was ultimately cancelled.
BIONICLE: Universe (2011-2012)
- Marendar, a machine designed for salvation, develops a way to find the Kanohi Ignika and destroy the BIONICLE race. However, a crew of warriors lead by Toa Tahu set off to Earth to locate the mask. Yet they are forced to race against the Brotherhood of Makuta to do so, while Marendar poses a threat to both sides.
- Tahu and his team task themselves with sculpting an Olmak Portal that they can use to transport themselves to Bara Magna, where they can recreate Spherus Magna, while they must face off a resurrected Makuta Teridax, new Makuta, and Biomechanical Dinosaurs on a hidden location known as the Dark Continent.
BIONICLE: Universe III: War of the Worlds (2012-2013)
- Despite the recreation of Spherus Magna, chaos ensues when a traitor rises, damaging Tahu's plans and allowing the Brotherhood to invade the Earth, starting with New York City. Tahu leads his team forth to fight for the humans in a final battle that will judge the fate of both the BIONICLE Universe and the Earth.
Cancelled Fourth FilmEdit
- As a new era of peace begins following the events of the third film, the BIONICLE race no longer seeks refuge on Earth. Yet a man formerly associated with their actions on Earth in the past makes a move to eradicate all of them with the Vahki Operation as per a decisive inside plan. As the BIONICLE race is faced with extermination, a resilient band of survivors emerges to prevent their annihilation. In doing so, they must deal with the Vahki forces and a reconstructed Marendar, whose occupation and origins become a bigger problem then anticipated, as it now stands as a riddle of the Great Beings yet to be solved.
|1. BIONICLE: Universe||75/100||1 hour, 50 minutes|
|2. BIONICLE: Universe II: On Being A Champion||86/100||1 hour, 22 minutes|
|3. BIONICLE: Universe III: War of the Worlds||55/100||2 hours, 23 minutes|
Critical Reception Edit
Critical Reception for the films has been mixed. The first film was met with mixed to positive reception, with the full version of it gaining nearly 300 views. The second film was also met with mixed to positive reception, although it gained nearly 200 views, less then its predecessor. The third film was met with mixed reception, but it gained over 60,000 views, much more then the previous two films. As a whole, the series has been met with mixed reception, with criticism going toward the pacing, editing and story.