It does have the basic things I liked about the first two, but Web of Shadows takes much of the fun out of what made the first two great. This is by the most serious of the three, keying in on Vakama's inner demons. A definite step back from the first two, but still a good movie for Bionicle fans.
The story picks up right where Legends of Metru Nui left off. The Toa have assumed their role as saviors of Metru Nut. Until they are all trapped and poisoned with Hordika venom. It changes them from their original Toa form into Toa Hordika form. The other five Toa learn to deal with it, but Vakama's dark side comes out. He leaves his fellow Toa, and joins forces with the villainous Queen Roodaka, King Sidorak, and their army of Visorak . It all comes to a head in an epic battle inside a giant Coliseum.
The animation is not a significant improvement over Legends of Metru Nui. It still is fantastic though, but the movie is a lot darker. The story is less accessible to non-fans this time around. The voice cast does a great job, the music is fantastic as always, and the story and characters are deeper than your average kids movie characters. But it just isn't as fun as the last two. And while the story isn't quite as compelling, it still completes a great trilogy by David Molina and Terry and Sue Shakespeare.
"It was in those days, I discovered our destinies are not written in stone. We have to find them for ourselves. I found mine! Now it's time for you to make new legends. For that is the way...of The Bionicle." 7.5/10