So this thread hasn't had a new post in over six months, yet it's still on the front page of off topic!
Well, I'll give it a bump. I meant to post about Season Three at some point, but never got around to it. I guess the TL;DR was "it was okay but very much a step down, but that might be because it was only half as long so the meh episodes really stood out"
Now, I just got done watching Equestria Girls because it was uploaded onto Youtube and I don't value my time as much as I thought I did.
God bloody fuck what a trainwreck. Spoiler warning for you BSGM, if you haven't seen it yet.
When it wasn't being bad, it was boring and generic, which is a shame since the show itself tries to stay away from "boring and generic" even if the episode plots themselves are tropey and the characters are highly archetypal. HASHTAGOGOODWRITING. Or something.
So Twilight loses her magical crown because Sunset Shimmer (love that name by the way) stole it because she's a cunt. We find out she was Cellestias former pupil but ran off to do whatever. She goes through a portal into a new world, and Twilight has to follow her. She has three days to get her crown back or the portal will close for "30 moons" which could mean anything since the ponies mandate seasons and for all I know the phases of the moon as well. I mean, Cellestia says she controls the sun, so Luna probably controls the moon.
(When Sunset Shimmer turned into a bitch and didn't get imprisoned on the moon like Luna's change to Nightmare Moon, I bet Luna was pretty pissed. She smiled too damn much for that kind of treatment!)
So only Twilight can go through because, "we don't know how it will effect the balance" which is kind of a lame excuse but okay. Spike follows her and basically acts as the straight man, which is amusing and why he's the best. Twilight turns itno a human and starts freaking out and Spike basically says, "get over it" to her, only not in those words.
And then the movie devolves into generic "I don't know how to act in this body" and "this is a high school told from the eyes of writers who haven't been in high school!" and it's just...well, boring and stupid. I expected as much, so there's that.
It bothers me that such physical transformations aren't given their proper weight. Going from a four legged thing to a two legged thing would be FUCKED UP and pretty frightening, but that only lasts for ten or so minutes and is played off for laughs and little else. Meanwhile, Spike is turned into a dog for whatever reason and doesn't seem to give much of a fuck, despite losing his ability to breathe fire. I'd give just a bit of a fuck about that.
Twilight loses magic.
And there's the thing. Sunset SHimmer fucks off ot human world and LOSES HER MAGIC, and then BECOMES THE HEAD BULLY OF A SCHOOL and she's pretty fine with that. The plot holes man, the plot holes! "I'm in charge here" she says, but that means dick since it's a high school.
Well, Twilight needs her crown back, which Sunset manages to lose. But thankfully the principal grabs it and now it's the crown that will be placed on the winner of some prom style party that I've forgotten the name of. Instead of attempting to steel it though, Twilight figures she'll just enter and win this popularity contest!
I mean, it is her crown. No one would fault her for petty theft, right?
So then more inbetween shit happens and she runs into human versions of her friends, all of which retain the same names. Rainbow Dash is a name I'll gladly accept for a pastel colored pony, but a pastel colored human? It's just silly. I realize how retarded this paragraph is, but it bothered me.
Eventually Twilight gets all of her friends together, and they go "WE WILL HLEP YOU WIN" and so they do. The main problem of "Fuck Twilight, she's the socially awkward new girl" is solved by everyone singing a song and passing out furry accessories since SCHOOL PRIDE equals "dress up like horses" (it is Canterlot School with a horse mascot afterall).
The song is catchy as fuck though. One of the highlights of hte movie, even if, plot wise, it was retarded.
Then more shit happens that's not important, and Twilight wins the crown by it gets stolen again. Sunset Shimmer puts it on and turns into a fucking succubus with magical powers (why?) and wreaks havoc on the school. Then she attacks Twilight and co who use the magic of friendship (magic doens't work here but okay) to stop her, and that's how the movie pretty much ends.
Many of the episodes have problems of ending too quickly, especially in season three. I don't know why that continued when the writers had 90 minutes instead of 20.
Twilight fucks back off to normal world, and Sunset SHimmer is left in human world. Sucks to be her.
OH! The magic of the crown turns all of the main six into Neko characters with horse ears and tails, which wouldn't be fucked up at all. Two get wings and the others get fucked on that deal. They lose the animal appendages when Twilight leaves though.
But it's like, in normal world, that shit's fucked. How cna things go back to normal after that?
Well, who cares, Twilight fucks back off to Equestria and this blip in time gets to be ignored in season four!
To be fair, Pinkie had some pretty funny lines and basically proves the theory that she's God. Spike had some good moments as well.
BLUH though. I knew it would be bad, but it was bad and lazy. That's just...bad.
Edited by CONKERSBADFURDAY, 11 August 2013 - 02:11 PM.