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Animation Monday: Cutie Mark Crusaders Cutie Marks / Equestria Girls Friendship Games Review

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On this Animation Monday, on a Tuesday, I wanted to talk about the latest movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Friendship Games.  But first, last weekend was the fifth anniversary of the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.  And what a fifth anniversary it was, because the Cutie Mark Crusaders, named Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo, all got their cutie marks!

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The episode also told a deep story of Diamond Tiara, who’s mother is one angry horse!  Anyways, the three fillies all got the same cutie marks, with a few different unique talents on each mark.  You can probably tell what the cutie marks mean.  For Apple Bloom, Apples and love.  For Sweetie Belle, singing and stardom.  And for Scootaloo, flying and energy.

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After watching the episode, I think you can tell the Cutie Mark Crusaders will be connected with the Mane 6, and that giant map in Twilight’s castle.  It will be interesting to see what the writers will come up in season six for these fillies, it will be interesting!

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I wonder if the intro will be updated?

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So, let’s get into the movie talk!  My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Friendship Games is about Canterlot High and Crystal Prep Academy battling each other in the Friendship Games.  The games are intended to harmonize the two schools, but Crystal Prep Academy has won all the games.  At Crystal Prep is the human version of Twilight Sparkle, who is investigating some strange magic at Canterlot High.

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At least Twilight has her own version of Spike, who is a barking dog, how cute!

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The Principal of Crystal Prep Academy, Abacus Cinch, who is one of the weirdest and worst principals you will ever see, wants Twilight to participate in the games, and if she said no, her special study program would have ended.  We also get to see the human versions of Cadance and Shining Armor.  They are such a cute couple!

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Twilight is bused with other classmates to Canterlot High to begin the games, and you knew they would throw in a meeting with Flash Sentry.  I wonder how this will go in Equestria Girls 4?

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Twilight brings along a pendant to detect and capture the magic found at the high school.  She sucks the Equestrian pony energy from some of the girls.  And while the pony energy from Fluttershy was being sucked away, Spike hits the energy and gets zapped.  The result, Spike the Dog can talk!  At least Spike gets to keep the ability to talk!

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We get to see various events in the Friendship Games, like shop, Home-Ec, math, science, and other normal high school events.  But, then we get to see this!  I mean, I wish high school would allow motocross as a sport, it would be awesome!

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While this event is going on, Twilight drops her pendent, and it causes carnivorous plants from Equestria to come through, and it causes some crazy things!

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Sunset Shimmer gets mad at Twilight, and she runs off.  Principal Cinch saw Twilight’s pendent, and she urges Twilight to release the magic to give them a major advantage.  One problem, the pendent can not give the pony magic to the other students.  But it can transform Twilight into a demon like creature!

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Twilight is an evil demon creature thing, and she begins to open up portals to Equestria.  Not only the students were shocked, but the ponies in Equestria were shocked as well!

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Sunset Shimmer realizes that the source of her friends magic comes from acting true to themselves.  And she uses the pendant to combine her friends magic and become a phoenix-like figure of herself. She closes the rifts to Equestria, and battles with the evil Twilight.

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What convinces evil Twilight to stop fighting, why of course the puppy eyes from Spike!

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Sunset Shimmer stops the evil Twilight, and they both return to normal.  Principal Cinch wants to report all of this crazy stuff to the school board, but who will believe her?  To sum things up, Twilight decides to end her special study program, and she wants to transfer to Canerlot High to study the magic of Friendship.  I wonder how all of this will go in the fourth Equestria Girls?  And after the end of the movie, we get to see a bonus scene, where the Equestria Twilight comes through the portal, and sees her human counterpart!

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So, I thought the movie was good.  The songs were fantastic like always and something you can get to hum in your head.  The writing was good, of course it was not fantastic, but it was good enough for a kids movie.  I now have a few questions after seeing the third Equestria Girls movie.  One, how much will the human Twilight get to learn about the Equestrian portal?  And will her lessons in friendship almost be like the Friendship Is Magic show.  Second, is there a human version of Sunset Shimmer?  I mean, we have a human version of Twilight!  And third, will the fourth Equestria Girls movie involve any portal use or crossovers from the pony cartoon on TV?  I guess we will see!

Anyways, if you are a My Little Pony fan, which many geeks and nerds are, you have to watch the third Equestria Girls movie to keep up with the franchise.  The DVD, which is coming out this week, will have some extra content and deleted scenes, but I am not going to pick it up unless someone sends me a copy!  To wrap up the post, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Friendship Games was a good movie, but not perfect.  But, it’s good enough for the adults to watch and enjoy.  The kids will love this movie!

All images copyright from Hasbro

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