Edited by: Harley’s Vintage Kisses
On Friday, February 13, 2015, my husband and I were joined in holy matrimony in the geekdom we call home. Our brony friend decided the best way to celebrate this momentous occasion would be to give us the My Little Pony: Royal Wedding DVD. After much consideration of how to get my husband to watch this with me I decided pizza and booze were the best way to accomplish this!
To begin with I enjoy the new My Little Pony (MLP) series. I won’t go out of my way to watch it but I enjoy it when I stumble across it. On the other hand, my husband “severally dislikes” this show. Anything in his life involving MLP has been due to losing a bet, being trolled with MLP, or because I asked him. This led to the night we watched this movie. So the adventure began! Hot pizza split between the two of us, a bottle of rum for me, and a bottle of tequila for him.
I would like to reiterate that I like MLP. However, A Canterlot Wedding Parts 1 and 2 were very painful to watch! Not to mention we thought this was a movie. After about 25 minutes the ending credits rolled up. My husband began celebrating how short this DVD was, but I was confused! The show stopped mid story. The conflict of the episode had been revealed but there was no resolution! No MLP story ended this way! Seconds later part two of the tale began. There was a look of sheer terror on my husband’s face as I laughed maniacally! I knew there had to be more than one episode and I was right! Out of love and pity I began forwarding through the opening credits. This is how we discovered our DVD player not only speed up the visuals, but also the sound! He commented this was easier and more amusing, so we continued to watch the DVD in this manner. Not to mention some of the characters reminded us of Alvin and the Chipmunks when they talked or sang. BTW, the opening theme song sounds very punk sped up. If anyone has a punk band you should start playing this song.
The third episode was a Valentine’s Day themed adventure focusing on the Cutie Mark Crusaders. This episode was better than the Caterlot Wedding episodes, but still not one of the better MLP episodes. At this point my husband thinks he is free. Surely, there were no more episodes. He turned to me and said, “I hope you know how much I love you.” At that moment a fourth episode began to play. A look of pain, fear, confusion, and disbelief crossed his face. In fact, I convinced him to let me get a picture of the look for this very blog. He literally screamed,”No!”, as he realized it was not the DVD menu, but another episode. Needless to say, I enjoyed the last two episodes -but not nearly as much as I enjoyed his expressions and reactions to the whole ordeal. To our friend who gave us this DVD, thank you! Having the husband watch this was more entertaining than I thought it would be. To my husband, thank you for being a good sport and suffering through 5 MLP episodes for my pure amusement! I love you with all my heart. As I promised on our wedding day, I will always troll you!
Amazon: 4.7 out of 5 stars on 3/30/15
IMDB: Best to worst of MLP
Mala’s Rating: 2 out 5. I strongly disliked the Royal Wedding episodes, but enjoyed two of the others. Knowing the context of the TV show, some of the episodes seemed out of place without their predecessors. Since I liked 2 of the 5 episodes I am using that to determine my rating.
Despite my disappointment in this movie/DVD, I do recommend the tv series for those who appreciate cartoons and wholesome lessons about life. The writing of this series is actually amazing! For those of you who do not understand the brony subculture I recommend the linked documentary which is currently available on Netflix. I actually began to respect this culture after