Anyone who knows Denny will know that My Little Pony is her life so when the movie came out we obviously had to go to its premiere! Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie were on the pink carpet to bring smiles to my big and even little girls’ faces, and the movie itself was actually pretty darn good.
Set in the fictional land of Equestria where our central group of pony friends, comprised of Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Princess Twilight Sparkle (yes I know all their names) and of course the dragon Spike, are spreading their usual tidings of friendship and sickly sweet joy preparing for the Friendship Festival; the movie sees things take a dark turn with the arrival of an ugly monster, the Storm King and a broken-horned unicorn, Tempest.
Petrifying the other three Princess ponies of Canterlot, Tempest turns her attentions to the six friends but they manage to evade her and so begins an epic adventure that takes the ponies from land to sky to sea and back to land, collecting a motley group of new companions along the way who ultimately help them in defeating Tempest and ugly monster tyrant to unpetrify the princesses and save Equestria.
I was actually pleasantly surprised to find I didn’t check the time at any point during the movie because shock horror, I actually enjoyed it. The last time I enjoyed a My Little Pony movie was when I was 6 and watching the old school My Little Pony movie circa 1986, which I still maintain will always be the best pony movie of all time but this latest offering was a pretty close contender.
Funny, a little scary at times even for my fearless girl, and of course brandishing a powerful message about the importance of friendship, the 2017 My Little Pony is definitely worth a watch and is out on DVD now for as little as $16 at Big W.