While I did enjoy this film when I was younger, it has kinda aged in some aspects after watching it recently. My main issue was that a lot of the characters felt underdeveloped, particularly the Toa Hordika, as the film didn’t really go in depth with how they’d interact with their sudden changes. Not to mention we don’t even learn much about them through their struggles to face this new burden. I also felt that the characters developed to quickly at times, like Vakama who went from overconfident one scene, to hopeless the next, then enraged right after. The villains were fairly decent, having clear motives and some personality, though we really didn’t learn much about who they were and how they became the people they’d end up being.
Aside from the characters, I felt that the animation and effects had their golden moments
This particular scene looks beautiful, the lights, shadows, and grandiose scale really making it stand out.
Unfortunately the film kinda falls flat in regards to its editing and pacing, as the film will occasionally stick to a scene for a short amount of time, then cut to another scene for a short amount of time, then cut to a scene for a long amount of time. This is most apparent after Vakama joins the Visorsk hordes.
Another aspect of this film that really outshines the previous two were the fight scenes, feeling a lot more climactic and well choreographed than ones prior. Plus we get to see all the characters abilities in full use, even the villains.