Spoilers MLP: A New Generation (2021)

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  1. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Any bronies and pegasisters still here? I know it's been a while. MLP:FIM ended last year, and now we have a new generation of ponies on the way. The movie prequel to the series, "MLP: A New Generation," was released today on Netflix.

    If you haven't seen or heard of it:
    Movie Trailer:



    Now, for those of you who have, are you going to watch it? Have you watched it?

    I have already watched it.

    WARNING: There may be spoilers after this point for anyone who hasn't seen the movie and wishes to discuss it.

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    Firstly, I love the animation style. This is brought to us by Boulder Media Ltd., an animation house in Dublin, Ireland. The look and feel of the film is top notch. It seems Hasbro has gone all out to give us a really fun, engaging story with all of the proper touches we want in a fantasy film about magical ponies.

    Sunny Starscout, our earth pony protagonist.
    Izzy Moonbow, our unicorn friend.
    Hitch Trailblazer, the Sheriff of Maretime Bay, the earth pony settlement.
    Pipp Petals, a pegasus princess of Zephyr Heights, the pegasus city, and social media influencer.
    Zipp Storm, the second princess of Zephyr Heights who would much rather be flying.

    There are plenty of other characters we get to meet, but these 5 are how we start our journey, and I just feel they meshed so well together. Watching them, I kind of felt they all exhibited some of the traits of the original Mane 6 from MLP: FIM. For example, Sunny has the questioning curiosity of Twilight, along with Applejack's honesty, Izzy is very much pronkish and random like Pinkie Pie, Hitch has Fluttershy's ability to soothe animals who fall in love with him, Pipp is Rarity's fashion and socialite status on fleek, and Zipp definitely possesses Rainbow Dash's competitive, stubborn nature.

    I mean, they may not have meant it that way, but I picked up on it. The locations were neat, I like how Maretime Bay was laid back and rural, Zephyr Heights was modern and technologically advanced, and Bridlewood was mystical and quiet. Each one seemed to fit the personalities of its ponies.

    I like how some of what I expected to happen didn't happen, I *love* the self-awareness of some of the ponies, and even the movie itself pokes at some tropes, the music was terrific, with Izzy's song "Fit Right" being my favorite of them all.

    I think this film is a great start to what I hope is a wonderful series (slated to start October of 2022), and I am so willing to see where they go with this generation.

    Also, lots of crying moments, anyone else see it and have crying moments? Wistful moments? Just me? Yeah, well done on the part of everyone: the voice actors, the writers, the animators, everyone involved did a bang up job, IMO.
     
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  2. Count Zero

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    Yeah /)*(\

    When the first rumours of the new generation emerged I had my doubts. The first pictures even angered me - "that's not how ponies look!!!". I guess that's how older MLP fans felt when "Friendship is Magic" came along. :lol:
    But of course I watched it the day it came out and quite liked it. I found the premise intriguing and hope the series will delve a bit more into the time span between the end of Twilight's reign and the start of the movie. The characters are interesting, though maybe a bit too hyperactive for me in places. Loved the running gag with Hitch and the animals. I liked the locations we got to see. They have a lot of potential. The story was good and a successful introduction of the ponies and their world. There's some room for improvement and I still don't really like the look of the ponies so I gave it a B. Looking forward to the series.
     
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  3. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yay! /)*(\

    Yeah, it took some minor adjustment for me, too. The cutie mark only on one side, lots more fur than the G4 style, but once I got used to it, I felt they were the same ol' ponies underneath that I'd come to know and love. The movie did a solid job of setting up the series, and yes, I really want to know just what happened to cause all of this. What happened to the elements? To Twilight? Even if it's a 1000 years in the future, Twilight would likely be alive, as an alicorn, and Spike would be alive as dragons live thousands of years. I'm hoping those questions get answered.

    As for the new characters, Izzy's obviously my favorite. She has elements of Pinkie Pie in her, but she's her own pony. I love "Fit Right In" and have watched the music video for it a dozen times already.

    Hitch is adorable because of his animal magnetism. :D

    Between Pipp and Zipp, I thought I'd like Pipp more, but it ended up being Zipp who was my favorite of the two. Also, I'm now shipping Zipp and Hitch. :P

    Sunny is just so sweet. She's the more Twilightish of the group. I am shipping Sunny and Izzy because... well... because of course I am. Lesbian mares. I'm calling it.

    Anyway, lots of sweet touches, love the "bad words" incantations (BING BONG!), lots of easter eggs for the fans, and some terrific visuals. I think the show will be in good hands if they can maintain this kind of dedication to story and characters.
     
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