Written June 16, 2013
WOW! Let me say this I have 2 young girls 2.5 and 4.5yrs old and we watch MLP almost every night 2 shows a night. IT is by far the best animated show on TV now. So when we saw this movie preview my wife and I were really excited but also VERY VERY skeptical that the movie could be as good as te TV series. We were both very happy to see the team that produced this movie really knew the importance of tie ins to the TV series and they did a great job carrying the character traits of each of the ponies right into their new human forms. They also did a tasteful job with the attire without taking away the modern feel of the show and made for a great story line and as always made it clear that friendship IS magic.
Please go see this movie even if you are skeptical or think this is a bratz impression because you will be pleasantly rewarded by the fact that it IS NOT!
Written June 23, 2013
When I went to this movie it was sold out so I had a big thank you to give to Fandango. Almost everyone in the audience was a fellow brony like me and we were all cracking up throughout the whole movie. I didn't think I'd like the concept of the Mane Six becoming human but this was a very fun experience and I'm glad I went. Not just for kids!
Written June 20, 2013
It's cute, and it was a lot better than I was expecting. I'd say if you are a fan of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV show you should at least watch this once.
Written June 23, 2013
My girls, 4 and 6, along with a 4 year old friend LOVED this movie. We went to the opening show in Knoxville, TN yesterday and quickly realized that most of MLP: EG moviegoers were between 14-40.... many of whom were "Brony"-types, so the whole experience was very different than the premiere of "Tangled" or "Wreck it Ralph." LOTS of audience feedback and a cult-like sense of community. I had a great time, and my girls liked the fact that older people (boys/men, too) obviously found parts funny, sad, etc.
Okay, back to the movie. The effects were not up to Disney/Pixar standards, but we knew that from the trailers, so no biggie. The story arc was nothing new (Twilight Sparkle is on another solo mission but requires friendship to attain her objective). There are a couple of "twists" (also made obvious in the movie trailers). The pop music was fun. To all the haters: it's MLP, not "Schlindler's List" for Pete's sake! If you like the TV show, see the movie and enjoy it for what is.
Written June 24, 2013
In the movie theater, from prompted collective clapping to cheering for cameos, I sure let my enthusiasm get the better of the more critical side of me. What did DHX do that could have been done better, or should have probably been left out? There WERE a few scenes here or there that seemed cheesy to me and would probably make me regret watching if it weren't MLP. Also, I felt some of the new characters could have been fleshed out a little more or represented a different way. Sometimes even with members of the mane six. And yes, expect clichés in this high-school trope.
But to be fair, I think DHX did a much better job than I anticipated with this premise, and I like how our beloved mane six stayed in character for the most part. This film can open up a bunch of questions, which can be a good thing, opening up possibilities rather than restricting creative freedom for DHX and the fandom alike.
Also, remember to stay through the credits. DHX throws in a special treat just for you.