My Little Pony: The Movie: The Review

What Is My Little Pony: The Movie About Anyway?

My Little Pony: The Movie brings the Mane Six to the big screen for their most exciting and spectacular adventure yet! When the menacing Storm King invades Canterlot with plans to steal the magic from the ponies, the very future of Equestria is at stake. In never before seen adventures, the ponies will embark on an action packed heroic journey that takes them beyond the borders of their homes for the first time ever in search for help across magical mountains, undersea worlds, and even a swashbuckling flying pirate ship.

 

What I Loved

Not Just A Party Pony  – I’m a Pinkie Pie fan from way back already but she is (forgive me) a bit of a one trick pony on the show. I loved that the movie featured her a bit more but also deepened her character to let you know there’s something more beneath the party pony exterior.

 

Music – I challenge you not to walk out of the cinema singing I’m The Friend You Need or Time To Be Awesome. They are infectious as hell and thank Christ because if my son listens to Your freaking Welcome one more time I will lose my shit so help me god.

 

Best Moment – It’s hard to go past Tempest’s entrance. Emily Blunt manages to ooze malevolence with every syllable.

 

Best Cameo – While my son would probably tell you Zoe Saldana’s parrot pirate captain, my money is on Kristin Chenoweth as Skystar. If there is not an immediate spin off with her and Pinkie Pie, I will riot. I tell you it will get ugly.

 

What I Didn’t

Predictability – if you’ve ever watched the TV show you’ll probably know how the movie ends within the first 10 minutes. Is that such a bad thing though? Sometimes it’s comforting to take your kid to a movie knowing that there will be no Bambi’s Mum moment to explain later.

 

Worth Seeing On The Big Screen?

My Little Pony: The Movie is exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a My Little Pony Movie. If you’re fans like my son and I, it’s definitely a must see but it’s not going to convert anyone.  Rest assured if you are an adult dragged along, there’s plenty of punny jokes and sly cameos that will give you a giggle as well. 

 

TL;DR Ratings

The Kid Said: (4.5 / 5)

The Mum Said: (4 / 5)

 

My Little Pony: The Movie is released nationwide on November 2nd.

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