This past weekend I did what I have never done before: I paid for my entire family to go to the movies. Together. There are a few reasons we don’t do this – high price and lack of movies everyone can enjoy are the main ones.
Is the My Little Pony movie as good as the show?
Yes it is! See, Lucy is a huge fan of My Little Pony. We let her watch it on Netflix and then we play with the My Little Pony toys. (She is the only one that can be Rainbow Dash. I end up being Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle). David and Lizzie and – yes, even Daddy – enjoy watching My Little Pony too. The show is fun, has great humor, and always wraps up with a cute little lesson at the end.
Sidenote: While I remember having one pony toy and my friends has these toys, I never watched the show as a kid. So I don’t really have the original to compare this to. Sorry!
The movie had the same format as the shows – Princess Twilight Sparkle has to bring her crown back to Equestria or else the elements of harmony will not work! There are ups and down and struggles, but in the end, the magic of friendship wins the ultimate victory!
There are three things I loved the most about this movie:
1. Sense of humor
There were smart jokes that had Josh and I both giggling and laughing. Pinkie Pie’s character was hilariously random. The jokes were not dirty or made to be adult. This movie was made for kids and yet adults like Josh and I enjoyed it too.
It was so fun to hear kids throughout the theater proclaim which pony they recognized in human form. “That is Apple Bloom!” Or “Macintosh!” As soon as a new human pony character spoke, you could tell who it was from Ponyville and there would be 10 or so whispers (or not so whispers) saying who it was.
I enjoyed it. It made me feel like a kid again. It was like a scavenger hunt – which “pony” will show up next?
The villain discovers the error of her ways and the ponies all have compassion on her. This is the part I loved most. People can change and we need to give them that chance and to help them change. What a great lesson!
And now Lizzie is begging me, “Mommy, when will this movie be on Amazon? I want to watch it at home!”
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