But as should already be clear to anyone who knows anything about me, I am a brony, and as such am usually quickly interested in much of anything the My Little Pony franchise does. The recently released movie-length special Equestria Girls, however, is something of a minor exception as when I first heard of it, I, like so many other bronies, was not too impressed with the idea. In fact when word first got out that it was something Hasbro was apparently pursuing, I thought for sure it was going to prove fake in the end.
But it didn't, as is now obvious, and when it became clear that this was going to be a for-real production, it caused something of an uproar with the fanbase. I, personally, thought most were overreacting, and that it wouldn't at all be the total disaster that had been predicted...but at the same time I found the whole idea of Equestria Girls as silly, and showed little interest in it, even after the first official trailer of it started to circulate. My stance on this wavered little as time progressed, until a second, more comprehensive, trailer was released and I started to get a good idea of what this movie was going to be like.
And I suddenly had to recognize that the movie did have some potential.
But like so many other things in life, I was careful to be hesitant, not too quick to change my stance on the matter, and either way, I was still content to wait to catch Equestria Girls through some other venue other than the theatrical release it was getting, and could've even waited until I caught it on a DVD rental or Netflix or something like that if it came right down to it. Obviously, as I will shortly explain, that didn't happen, but that's beside the point. Recognized potential or not, I was still not regarding Equestria Girls too highly. I figured I would watch it maybe once if the chance ever came my way, but then that would be the end of it.
Funny, though. That's precisely what I figured would happen when I encountered My Little Pony in the first place. Figured I would watch a bit of it, then set it aside and never come back to it once my curiosity was filled. It should be apparent that this did not happen, though, otherwise we wouldn't be here discussing the matter. And I have to admit, the same thing has happened with Equestria Girls.
So here's the short version of what happened; the movie was released, and whatever bronies were interested went and watched it and came back, apparently to the surprise of the more doubtful, thinking that it was pretty good. This sparked the curiosity of these others who then took the time to watch it and find out if these favorable reviews were accurate for themselves, and many were surprised to find that, largely, they were. Thus enters me, who sees all of this and becomes ever increasingly curious to see find out for myself if the movie actually was any good.
Having found a good quality version of the movie that I could watch, I finally decided a couple days back that the time was now to watch it. So I did.
And was pleased with what I saw.