No one is saying they're anything particularly amazing. The reason so many people love these movies is because of the effect they had on us in our childhoods.
I know you're a younger member of the community, and that actually might have something to do with why they don't have the same effect. The movies came at a time when Bionicle was hot stuff, but in an era ruled by Ninjago and The LEGO Movie, obviously they wouldn't have the same impact on you watching them now.
You can't really compare an animated film from the early 2000s to one from 2014 and on. Of course the new ones are better, they have much, much better technology at their disposal that would only have been a dream back in 2002 when Mask of Light came out.
The modern LEGO movies are also about their core System brand, something a lot more recognizable, popular, and marketable than Bionicle ever was.
There's also the fact that the Bionicle movies were all direct-to-video or DVD. They had a fraction of the budget that the blockbuster theatrical LEGO movies nowadays have.
What I'm getting at is that it isn't a valid or needed comparison to make. It's like comparing a flip-phone to a modern iPhone. Of course the iPhone is better in every possible way, but some people still appreciate the good old flip. Quality grows with time.
I don't want to come off as sounding like I'm trying to invalidate your opinion. What you've said here, that is your opinion, and no one has a right to make you think otherwise. And if you have your own reasons for having that opinion, then by all means, have it.
I don't really mind if someone loves or hates the Bionicle movies, they're special to me in my own way. Whether or not someone else feels that way doesn't change their meaning or their impact on me.
What I have spoken against is what you've been using to "defend" your opinion. You don't need to defend it, it is what it is. But these "defenses" you've brought up just really aren't true. You've tried to make something a fact by using your opinion to invalidate it (it isn't fair to call The Legend Reborn bad because you think all the other ones are just as bad).
And that just isn't true, because it relies on your opinion being truth. And no one's opinion is truth.
- No one thinks the Bionicle movies are masterpieces.
- Because you're younger, they obviously didn't have the same impact on you as they did on others
- Don't compare flip-phones with iPhones
- Don't worry about "defending" your opinion. This thread is literally just for saying what you think.
- You can't try and make a point that you can't call The Legend Reborn bad since the other movies are bad, because saying the other movies are bad is your opinion
- EVERYTHING IS A LIE AND NOTHING REALLY MATTERS