My Little Pony: movie review

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My daughter is a huge My Little Pony fan. Me (or the rest of the family, for that matter)? Not so much. Zoë makes a point of waking up on time every Saturday morning to get her fix, while the rest of us grin and bear it. So, when we were offered tickets to review the My Little Pony movie, I’m pretty sure you could hear the squeals of delight at your house.

We don’t actually watch movies that often due to the cost but more than that, we have had too many rubbish experiences at movie theatres to be perfectly honest. From having our wallets stolen out of our bags, to having our seats kicked throughout the movie and finding feet poking through the gaps near the arm rests, it just isn’t worth it. Let’s not even talk about the distraction of having people play on their phones during the movie so your eye keeps getting draw to that green light a few rows down.

I used to love going to the movies and I really miss having the experience. Generally speaking we find our Nu Metro experience to be better than our Ster Kinekor so we chose to watch My Little Pony at the V&A Waterfront last Friday. As we chose a show in the morning, the kids couldn’t get over how we had the whole theater to ourselves.

Movie review: My Little Pony

I LOVED My Little Pony when I was younger and the message that there is magic in friendship, has stayed consistent over the years. I can’t say I’m a fan of the remake though because the ponies have become pretty dramatic and it feels a bit like a soap opera every now and then.

Despite my concerns, the movie was actually a lot better than the show currently being broadcast. 

A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

The film has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana. The movie features original music and songs performed by Sia, Diggs, Saldana, Chenoweth and Blunt.

A definite hit was the appearance of Sia as a pony who was going to perform at the festival and my kids were tickled when the bodyguards had to deal with a butter-cream incident. But let me not spoil it for you. Go and grab some tickets to go and see it for yourself.

If you are looking for something free for your kids to experience while they wait to see the movie, try this super fun Pony Creator. Just be warned, once you show it to your kids, they will ask to play it over and over again. Speaking of which, it’s time for me to go and create a pony of my very own. Bye for now!

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