I am a Brony of sorts, and I give this movie five stars.
When one of my little buddies found out that I had ordered the BluRay version of MLP-EG, she decided to
have a slumber party where she and all of her little friends could spend an evening watching it.
Then she asked me if they could watch my copy, depending on the Power of Cuteness to get her way, as
little girls so often do.
Her parents wisely decided that they had plans for that night, and that it was my duty to babysit, as it was,
after all, my copy of the movie that started the whole thing rolling. Or snowballing, as it turned out.
So I found myself playing sheepdog for the night to an avalanche of adorability. Watching Equestria Girls
over and over. With repeats of the most popular scenes, like the Cafeteria rally.
Y'know, I liked it. The little girls, who comprised it's target audience, loved it. Five stars, indeed.
Now, let me address some of the critics here on Amazon:
#1, this movie was not meant to represent any particular type of schoolkid. I doubt if there were very many
fat girls who walked away from this movie feeling sad because no character looked like them. If there were,
then they have way more problems that any movie can counter.
In fact, I doubt if there were any black-haired, chocolate skinned darlings who walked away sad for the
same reason. Or any lighter-shinned or Asian girls, either. Face it, under those circumstances, the only
girls who would be satisfied would be the punks, goths, emos and other alts. Because most of the
characters in this movie, even the adults, looked like nobody in real life. Because, y'know, purple skin?
Don't get me started on body image. OH MY GOD! This movie is telling little girls that their ideal body would
have their feet amputated to fit them into stubby tube boots! Waaahhhh! Evil!
Get real, folks. It's a movie, not a life-changing event.
#2, this movie was produced for little girls, not Bronies. So the whole ponies-as-humans line of whining is
pretty much a wash. The target audience loves it, and that's all that matters.
In fact, why are the Bronies complaining so vociferously about the writers doing something THAT BRONIES
THEMSELVES DO SO MUCH OF? Just do a search for "Pony Porn" sometime... Rather, don't. What you will
see can never be unseen. Just don't.
#3, the movie was a little preachy in spots. Yeah, a movie that shows different groups of kids like rockers,
artists, jocks and ecos cooperating to accomplish good goals is a bad thing right? The target audience
seemed to like it, so get stuffed.
In the end, I will give this movie five stars. It was well written, with a good story and message, the artistic
style was faithful to the MLP series, and the characters' personalities and behaviors were faithful to their
MLP prototypes. I especially liked all of the background characters that you could recognize as
background characters from the MLP series, like Photo Finish and others. They even had their cutie marks
worked into the decorations on their clothing, which was a nice touch.
But the major reason for my giving it five stars has little to do with the fact that I enjoyed watching it.
The major reason is that the little girls I know enjoyed watching it. And in the end, that's what matters.