Journal Entry: Mon May 13, 2013, 6:12 AM
Okay so the Equestria Girls trailer finally came out and as expected a lot of bronies are going a little bit crazy. Some loving the idea and some hating the idea. And you're probably wondering what I think after seeing the trailer.
Well let's get the negatives out of the way first.
First off, I'm not going to lie this looks kind of stupid. Now before you send me a much of angry comments let me explain (I'll get to the stuff I like later on). Mainly I feel like the way they're making human versions of the ponies feels a bit like they're selling out. Now I know what you're thinking "But Joey, isn't My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic just a half-hour commercial?" well yes it is a commercial (and an entertaining one at that), but with Friendship is Magic they were doing their own idea, magical pony toys that had brushable hair. With Equestria Girls it feels like they're ripping off Monster High or Barbie, it just doesn't feel that original.
And that brings me to the second negative, why are they in High School? I mean I know that they're teenagers in this and there's not many places they could go, but couldn't they figure out something more original than High School? When I watched the trailer it felt like a predictable High School movie, complete with all the cliches (We'll get to the possible love-interest a little bit later). It just looked a bit predictable,.
Third, I think the designs look a bit dull. With Friendship is Magic it felt like the characters were designed as cartoon characters first and toys second, with Equestria Girls it feels like the other way around. Plus in Friendship is Magic they could go more extreme with the animation, having the crazy expressions and silly poses, with Equestria Girls it feels like they're holding back, like they want to get all crazy and cartoony but they're not allowed too (though I did spot at least one crazy expression in the trailer). Also why is Spike a dog? If they can't make him human like the rest of the characters can't they make him a pet lizard that would make much more sense.
Okay enough with the negatives, you might be wondering if I find any positives with Equestria Girls. Well actually yes, mainly the fact that it has potential. That might sound a bit surprisingly considering I just typed a bunch of negative aspects about it, but it does have potential.
For example Twilight is now in a universe where she doesn't belong and now she has to learn how to act in a human world. Do you realize how much comedy can come out of that? Like Twilight trying to learn how humans act and failing at it. Heck they even show a little bit of that in the trailer with Twilight eating an apple like a pony would.
Also this might sound a bit odd, but I'm really curious about the new characters in this movie. Okay so we've got this new human boy who may or may not be Twilgiht's love interest, but the interesting thing is he looks like no pony who's appeared in the show before so it might be foreshadowing for Season 4. However the character I'm really curious about in this movie is Sunset Shimmer, and at first she looks like your stereotypical High School "word that starts with the letter B," but what really interests me is the description of pony version of this character. Oh that's right I forgot to mention Hasbro put out a pony toy of Sunset Shimmer before the trailer came out (That's a bit of an odd marketing choice) and the description said that she used to be Celestia's student before Twilight came along. That's actually a really, really interesting idea. Maybe Celestia had Sunset Shimmer take this test to find the crown in the human world and she ended up stuck there because she didn't know how to make friends so they could help her out. Now there's always a slight chance this won't actually happen in the movie, but we don't know for sure yet.
And that's another point I would like to make we don't know anything for sure about this movie yet besides what's shown in the trailer. We don't know how the plot is going to be executed and we don't know how the new characters will be portrayed.
So after all that what do I think of Equestria Girls?
Well to be honest I don't know how to feel. The positives and negatives seem to balance each other up to the point where they are almost equal.
So in the end....I'm going to give this thing a shot. I mean it could be good, it could be bad, like I said we don't know for sure yet. And I think that all of us in the brony community should wait until this movie comes out before we start calling it the worst thing ever or the best thing ever and we should make sure to respect peoples opinions on this movie whether we agree with them or not.
So in my opinion, if your curious about the movie then I would suggest seeing it. If you wouldn't touch the movie with a 39 and a half foot ploe, I would suggest reading a couple of reviews of it once it comes out and then deciding wether or not you want to avoid it.
Well that's all I have to say for now.
Remember to Love and Tolerate everybody.
P.S. Also human Scootaloo was doing the chicken dance. XD
Listening to: Celtic Woman: "Téir Abhaile Riú"
Reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire