Saw the movie. I understand why people didn’t like it, but both me and my mom enjoyed it. Was it pony? Eh, mostly? The animation took getting used to, but once I got past the non-show animation it looked pretty nice. Except for that it went the way of less pony faces and more expression human-ish ones that the show has drifted toward that I don’t like. Was more or less generic fantasy plot. Which I don’t mind if it’s pulled off at least competently. Lots of nitpicks but the core movie was fine. One non-spoiler about the movie. It gave me more evidence that Sapphire Shores is stable and secure at the #2 popular char position while star after star hits the #1 spot and then burns out.
The movie really did feel like something from directly post-alicorn Twilight. No Discord, no Starlight, fairly shallow versions of the mane six. A somewhat out of character twilight for the first half. No royal guards either. Which was odd. I did like the villain pony Tempest. Sure, a bit over the top, but didn’t seem like a parody or badly executed character. Just a bit basic.
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