Just in case you didn’t get the full significance of the title!
Sounds like I’m in roughly the same boat as a lot of people here: Decent-to-Meh episode, Fluttershy being adorable, and Pinkie being a jerk.
I think I fall a little more toward forgiving Pinkie due to her penchant for unthinking outbursts, but I totally see why others wouldn’t.
Her first speech was the worst one for me as she was clearly describing the worst possible outcome to everything, but I sort of understood her last one in the cottage (as Rarity explained it later).
I’ll second the idea that the song was kind of boring, at least by the end.
The first incarnation was sort of fun, but… well, in an episode explicitly centered around music and singing, it was a bit underwhelming for there to essentially be only one song repeated over and over.
I was also hoping it would be a little more ‘Barbershop-y’ and less of a standard pop song, but that’s more minor.
I did like Flutterguy’s free-styling near the end and the looks of panic on Mac’s face when he couldn’t keep up.
Oh, and AJ’s ability to read her brother was awesome.
Best moment for me.
Aw, you beat me to it.
I saw that little eye move the first time through and loved the little splash of character it added to an otherwise inconsequential moment.
As much as ‘Fluttershy is scared of things’ is being overdone as a plot point, I do like how the animation team seems to take it as a challenge to make each one of her freak-outs visually unique.
That’s some terror!
Should I be ashamed to admit that I thought pretty much the exact same thing here?
Maybe it’s just me, but these two seem to have too many specific details to them to be randomly designed, but I can’t place the reference.
Any ideas on who they might be referencing?
Jumping back to Cute Master’s original post, he was confused about the release’s wording:
Thought the adventures of My Little Pony‘s Equestria Girls…(blah, blah, blah)…ended when Twilight Sparkle escaped back through the portal to Canterlot High?
I agree that it is very ambiguously worded, but I think the intent was relatively innocuous:
Thought the adventures of My Little Pony‘s Equestria Girls…(blah, blah, blah)…ended when Twilight Sparkle escaped back through the portal [that led] to Canterlot High?
She obviously didn’t escape to Canterlot High, though that phrase could easily be interpreted that way.
Just silly backward writing.
I am curious how they will get Twilight into this, though.
I’m sort of liking the theory that it will actually be that world’s original Twi who was hinted to exist in the first movie, but if it goes that route and there is no use of the portal, the movie will have essentially no tie-in to the actual series (which very well may be a good thing, actually).
To the actual content:
That’s pretty bad-ass!
I’m very cautiously hopeful about the aesthetic because I see a lot of campy 80s Glam Rock/Hair Metal influences in there and I think I would honestly love it if they ran with those.
It’s such a deliciously cheesy era that is ripe for parody and homage.
Hell, Dash is already pulling off a pretty good Ziggy Stardust and the Diamond Dogs are confirmed to appear so we basically have a whole David Bowie motif waiting to be played on.
Unfortunately, from the trailer, it sounds like they are going to be stuck with more generic pop stuff, but I can dream, can’t I?
FYI, Show Stoppers with the super 80s outfits and rock performance was what really made me like the CMCs for the first time.
Maybe they will make a cameo since this will be a ‘Battle of the Bands’ story?
One more request for reference diving:
I swear I know this dance move from somewhere but I just cannot place it.
The closest I can get is a good Stayin’ Alive strut, but it’s not the exact match that I know I’ve seen somewhere.
Anyone else out there have a photographic memory of iconic 70s – 80s era struts?
As an aside, from my tireless efforts to find the right clip, I have had Stayin’ Alive stuck in my head for the past two or three days.