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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #525 on: September 27, 2021, 09:41:46 PM »

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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #526 on: September 28, 2021, 12:09:12 AM »
The MLP movie, I watched it.

I think it was decent, is it better or worse than anything else we've seen with MLP. It's hard for me to go in and compare the original cartoons to the stuff being made now. I think it's a draw at best to say it's better or worse. I don't want to say it's just okay, it was pretty, it was cute but I don't particularly feel the desire to love or hate it.

I will say without spoilers I think at least for me, there seems to be missing payoffs in the story I'd like to see. The character setup at the beginning is really good. And, maybe they're planning more but for me the movie was good till a certain point and then I feel like something went missing story-wise or it felt weirdly like a bit of a rush to crash land the ending, maybe it was just trying to fit the story they were trying to tell into the confines of the 'movie' timeframe. I almost felt this would have been better as either had an addition episode or a mini-series.

However, I don't know if it was 'more' I was wanting. I think it's more an explanation to things that either didn't make sense to me, didn't follow through with a payoff or that just didn't feel like a satisfying conclusion to the events that happened in the story.

Sooo, I think kids will like it but I'm not sure it's enough there for me to like it more than just a passing netflix movie I'll forget about in a few months. Watching this movie didn't make me feel excited for more MLP movies or a series. 
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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #527 on: September 28, 2021, 05:05:44 AM »
Karen, you put my thoughts exactly into words! The movie had some nice ideas and a good set up, but it's like it didn't know how to do justice to the ideas they wanted to explore in the time they had to do it. Some characters get practically no exploration (Pipp) and some ideas were introduced and then never followed up on.

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The angry mob song I was going to give them credit for some interesting imagery. Though I didn't really think it fit the tone of the rest of the movie AT ALL. Then I saw some comparison photos on tumblr that showed they basically stole er I mean paid homage to heavy metal music videos. :\ All the imagery in that song came directly from old music videos.

It was like in Frozen II when the plot came to a screeching halt so they could stop and do a parody of an '80's power ballad, which didn't fit the tone or themes of the rest of the movie.
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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #528 on: September 28, 2021, 12:43:59 PM »
I find it a bit sad that G4 is so connected and respected in G5...... while G3 was completely ignored in G4 and the only reason they brought up G3 was to make fun of it (like the moment where G4 Pinkie Pie turned into G3 Pinkie).

And also I remember Lauren Faust's comments on g3 cartoons was always openly negative in interviews.... which I wish that she had kept to herself.

I hope this generation will include some respectful nods to G3 since that's one of my favorite generations.

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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #529 on: September 28, 2021, 01:33:26 PM »

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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #530 on: September 28, 2021, 04:48:21 PM »
Ok, I'm caught up :) But gonna spoiler tag. This post will probably be long within the tags.

I will say that it was a lot more enjoyable than I expected and that the trailer did it absolutely no favours whatsoever. So yeah.  I was pleasantly surprised.
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So yeah, overall...much more positive about G5 than I expected from this. Really hope it can get the kids excited and move us all on from the last ten years of online junk and memes. The real G4 fans will stick around, and those are the only ones we really want left behind now.
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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #531 on: September 30, 2021, 09:03:19 PM »
I liked the movie! A lot more than I thought I would! :D I am hoping that a TV series or more movies follow, because it's a good start.

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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #532 on: September 30, 2021, 09:44:35 PM »
I thought it was pretty cute :D

I tried to get my kid to watch it-  he got about halfway through...   i liked the characters and animation.  Would have liked to know how they got into that situation-  but I guess that would be too hard.

Lots of singing.

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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #533 on: October 01, 2021, 03:43:07 AM »
I liked it a lot more than I thought I would too.

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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #534 on: October 02, 2021, 01:25:45 AM »
Ok, I'm caught up :) But gonna spoiler tag. This post will probably be long within the tags.


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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #535 on: October 02, 2021, 11:20:26 AM »
I've been out of MLP for a good while. I was hoping the movie would get me back into collecting/appreciating but I fear I have finally become one of those oldheads who prefers the older gens for nostalgia purposes (I've been on this path for years now and ok with it, not everything has to be for me, especially not a kids show).

The new movie is cute, funny, perfectly fine for kids. Don't like all the real world references. It reminded me of that cursed Dreamworks flick with the Will Smith fish :P
The unicorn forest was the only place that vaguely looked fantasy inspired and then they put in that ordinary bar with a Dance Dance Revolution type game station...

It's just not my cup of tea, I'm an old fart, etc. :lol:
I don't even want to overanalyze it like FiM or Filly. I have no interest, it's neither positive nor negative.

I hope it's gonna be a hit with the kids and repel as many adults as possible for reasons I have expressed a dozen times before :lol:

Guess I'll stick to retros and minimize my presence here once more. But hey, maybe G6 is lurking right around the corner. We'll never know what happens once the G5 show is over. I just hope it won't take a decade like G4.

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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #536 on: October 04, 2021, 04:03:24 AM »
It was better than I thought!
I came in with low expectations, but really, it was a solid thing. You could also tell that whoever was making this one, had a real square about what they wanted for the plot, unlike the G4 movie which super totally didn't. G4's was a disjointed mess that you didn't even need strange toys (giant sounds hippogriff/haven bay) to point out that there was tons missing from it and it was a mish mash they melee'd to the table after it didn't make sense with the show's continuity at all. This one was not at all that way, so, solid first step.

As mentioned before by others the characters aren't "one note" like they tried to have G4 be, so there's potential for more entertainment without being stale. "Oh is Fluttershy going to be shy again? Is Dash going to be obnoxious somehow and have to learn the 30th lesson about that same thing?"

Unanswered questions:
I actually think this is OK IF IF IF the show addresses them. We need the movie to introduce us & introduce questions so the show can have plots. That's why I didn't get too mad "they didn't explain the crystals", "what about Sunny's house/dad", or "where are Celestia and Luna this whole time". Those 2 are known immortals and in ponyplanet the sun and moon don't have the ability to just move on their own. (Or the planet doesn't spin.......or whatever it is that the sisters do--they obviously either found a way for the planet to go on it's own or....?) The show can have plots about that.

Capitalism*!
It SEEMED like the plot REALLY wanted to have something to say about crony-capitalism here but then was never quite allowed to say it. Badguy & Mom were obviously a company monopoly / living a cushy life on everyone elses' money and so even if it would ruin the world they want to continue to do that. There's 200 parallels here like all the corn subsidies, how oil and coal barons are in the senate of the US and big polluters/profiteers/whatever just keep that status quo for another quarter, regardless of what or who it kills.
Police State!
Same thing here REALLY wants to talk about cops/thin blue lines and then juuuuust about couldn't say it. ZERO coincidence that the richest gal in town's son is a bully cop who quickly turns into a dictator when given a speck of power. "Pick up the litter" is a meme or a reference from something older/a live action something but I don't remember what it is...it also came to 'stand for' police violence as a sort of metaphor? I'm not historical enough to point directly but the incidence of someone saying it in the movie was just like way too frequent, they were certainly using it as a red flag to announce 'badguy is bad'.
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Make way for the show:
What do you think the conflicts in the show will be? Will we get non-pony villains? I think it was a bit of a bold move to have "well society and specifically 1 guy are the villain", instead of 'something else' from outside. Will the show be slice of lif-ey or more adventure?

Downplay of symbols?
Did anyone else feel the symbols were minimized? Everyone looked like they were made of some kind of felt (reminiscent of TROLLS movies) , but it seemed like the symbols were very small, minimal and faded in their designs? I am not a fan of this/hopefully the show has them done better. Not that their symbols were gorgeous, but pony has always had symbols.

It's not going to make me get the toys.
I'm super jealous of the lovely hair they've given the big ones (why couldn't G4 have had that quality on the fashion styles???), and I was actually hoping the movie would make me want the toys. I WANT that excitement in the toy aisle again! I WANT beautiful toys to collect and fun things to watch! But their chihuahua dog faces and human heads just make me say no. The bodies are better but they have exact-front-face eyes, literal dog muzzles and they're even migrating the ears more toward the side to get them doggier (horse ear goes on top) I think it's also the rounded back of the head to make it like a human doll/equestria girl with the neck in the center of the bulb-head that really screams "this isn't a pony" too much for me to get the toys.

I'll watch the show:
Given the quality of the movie's effort, I'll def. be watching the show, though. Nobody's 'the scrappy doo', the visuals will be good because CG, and it's clear that whoever is behind the plot here has a good head on their shoulders for character development and having a movie that makes sense but isn't too predictable. It gives me confidence that they can do a good job.

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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #537 on: October 04, 2021, 07:12:07 PM »
The "cutie marks" were so difficult to see and faded that throughout the movie I kept thinking it was related to the storyline.  Like once things got fixed they'd come in nice and strong or something.  In many scenes you can't even see them at all.

But I guess nope!

I like the hoof design.

I get the impression that this was a one off movie with associated toys- not necessarily the start of a new series.  But I haven't been keeping up on pony news, so maybe I'm way off here.

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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #538 on: October 04, 2021, 08:26:53 PM »
I mean, i presume its the start of one. Its Hasbro's bread and butter.
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Re: G5 Media News, movie is now out on Netflix!
« Reply #539 on: October 04, 2021, 09:16:52 PM »
We have confirmation from the investor event in February that these are the new "main characters" we will see for media such as the upcoming Special and Series.
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