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Favorite EqG Special / Movie?

Favorite EqG Media?  

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  1. 1. Fav piece of EqG stuff?

    • Equestria Girls
      1
    • Rainbow Rocks
      3
    • Friendship Games
      0
    • Legend of Everfree
      2
    • Dance Magic
      0
    • Movie Magic
      0
    • Mirror Magic
      0
    • Forgotten Friendship
      1
    • Rollercoaster of Friendship
      1
    • Spring Breakdown
      0
    • Sunset's Backstage Pass
      0
    • Holidays Unwrapped
      0


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So after watching all of the Equestria Girls movies and specials, I have come to the following conclusion: Why on earth did I avoid watching EqG like the plague for such a long time? x3

Maybe it was something along the lines of the usual 4chan meme of "but no hooves tho", but something about EqG when it first came out really steered me away from it.

Anyway, to get back on topic: What is everyone's favorite piece of media from the sub-series? As I have yet to see all the shorts / YouTube things, I'm not including them, as its unfair for me to make a judgement on something I haven't even seen.

IMO, the best movie in terms of well...being a movie is Rainbow Rocks, but I can appreciate both Friendship Games and Legend of Everfree for setting up the pretty wonderful 30min - 1hour shorts that followed that canon.

My favorite 30 minute special is Mirror Magic, as it has both scenes in Equestria for a moment, AND we get to see what Starlight Glimmer looks like as a "human".

Favorite hour long special? Not quite so sure. I like Forgotten Friendship quite a lot as it focuses on / deepens the story of Sunset Shimmer, but I also like the "drag EqG girls back to the pony world" shenanigans of Spring Breakdown.

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I know what you mean.  I was all snarky and soured when EG first came out, pretty much just because I had an irrational prejudice to them being human.  But I came around, and now I'm a huge EG fan.  In fact I bought all of it on disc that they make.  I really hope they release a dvd of all of the 1-hour specials at some point.

It's really hard to pick a favorite thing.  I think it's a toss-up between Forgotten Friendship, Spring Breakdown, and Legend of Everfree for me.  It's basically a 3-way tie for me, but I think I've got to give it to Everfree by a slim margin just because of the incredible music and beautiful setting.

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9 minutes ago, Justin_Case001 said:

pretty much just because I had an irrational prejudice to them being human.

That was legit me, lol. I was like "god damnit, there's already enough Bratz and such in the world, we don't need another weird proportioned teenage girl show!"

But yeah, Everfree has some nice songs in it, and it was nice to see the girls in different outfits then the usual...but some things about it are a little corny x3

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It was close between Forgotten Friendship, Legends Of Everfree, and Holidays Unwrapped, but I  have to go with Forgotten Friendship for addressing Sunset reconciling with Celestia 

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Not the greatest fan of the EqG spinoff, but it has its moments. I *am* a fan of Sunset, though, who of course is natively a pony, and her character development though the EqG series is endearing.

Some highlights are the "pheonix" song (sorta related to Rainbow Rocks, but really detailing her debt to the humane five during her reformation period) the RR song break where PonyTwi appeals to her for help, and the Forgotten Friendship scene where she apologises to Celestia.  I also see analogies between her "angel" scene at the end of Friendship games and the S6 finale scene where Starlight offers a hoof to Chrysalis.

I am sad SciTwi didn't really get the character development she needed to set herself apart from PonyTwi. It is odd, given pretty much the whole third movie and much of the fourth (including the pretty good "Midnight inside" song) were about her and how different her life has been from that of PonyTwi, but it feels like they are just describing her before she really joined the group, and not her growth though that friendship (which for PonyTwi is of course core to the main show)

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19 hours ago, CypherHoof said:

I am sad SciTwi didn't really get the character development she needed to set herself apart from PonyTwi.

I think...that was kinda the point, to always have one human in the EqG world mirror someone in the pony world, how they act / talk and all. But yeah, more development on the characters to show how they live their daily lives outside of school would have been grand.

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6 hours ago, fare67t said:

I think...that was kinda the point, to always have one human in the EqG world mirror someone in the pony world, how they act / talk and all. But yeah, more development on the characters to show how they live their daily lives outside of school would have been grand.

I think that was the point for all the other pairings to the mane 6 - but I would suggest SciTwi was contrasting, rather than parallel.

It is interesting to see just what a difference Celestia's efforts to keep her pupil on the "princess path" made. While both were prodigies, PonyTwi's status gave her self-confidence and a certain amount of arrogance, while SciTwi was a doormat bullied by pupils and staff alike.

In both cases though, the friendship of the other members of the group were the key to her personal development, which lagged behind her scholastic one.

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25 minutes ago, CypherHoof said:

I think that was the point for all the other pairings to the mane 6 - but I would suggest SciTwi was contrasting, rather than parallel.

It is interesting to see just what a difference Celestia's efforts to keep her pupil on the "princess path" made. While both were prodigies, PonyTwi's status gave her self-confidence and a certain amount of arrogance, while SciTwi was a doormat bullied by pupils and staff alike.

In both cases though, the friendship of the other members of the group were the key to her personal development, which lagged behind her scholastic one.

I'll fully agree that they could have made Sci-twi a separate entity from PonyTwi, but I guess Hasbro thought keeping her a parallel to the pony one was a good way of making the intended audience not be confused or something.

Or if nothing else, have a human doll for fans of pony-twi to play with, as honestly...some of the official merch for pony things...kind of lacking x3

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16 minutes ago, fare67t said:

I'll fully agree that they could have made Sci-twi a separate entity from PonyTwi, but I guess Hasbro thought keeping her a parallel to the pony one was a good way of making the intended audience not be confused or something.

Or if nothing else, have a human doll for fans of pony-twi to play with, as honestly...some of the official merch for pony things...kind of lacking x3

There were both pony-twi and scitwi playsets. I didn't collect them as not big on merch, but still...

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Rainbow Rocks and honestly for me the only other movie that came close to beating it would be Forgotten Friendship, and one of the reasons is the villains, in my opinion, the only good EQG villains would be Sunset(Yes I believe she was a good villain), the Dazzlings, and Principal Cinch, while the others were all either OK or awful(I'm looking at you two, Wallflower and Vignette).  Also, any movie that features Sunset in a prominent role is probably going to get some character bias points from me.

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21 minutes ago, CypherHoof said:

There were both pony-twi and scitwi playsets. I didn't collect them as not big on merch, but still...

What I meant is that some of the pony-shaped figures and toys weren't the best looking, but yes~

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My two favorite pieces of EQG content are kind of tied between Rainbow Rocks and Rollercoaster of Friendship. 

The fact is, Rainbow Rocks is a full movie and RoF is only about 40mins, so it's not that fair and that is why I voted for RoF, because if it's a struggle to vote then I vote for the shorter of the two because one could imagine that if it was longer (i mean it could possibly be boring to but whatever). Love the Rarijack in this! It was so amazing, and I cried so much, it really pulled at my heartstrings. Watched it three times when it first came out and then two more times the day after. Also it was hilarious! Rainbow Rocks is also amazing: great character dynamic, sirens and sunset shimmer rule, great songs, great character development, funny, etc. 

 

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