My Little Pony Season 6: The Crystalling review

My Little Pony returns with season 6. Starlight Glimmer is now Twilight Sparkle’s student who lives with her in her castle. I always thought that one of these seasons will end with Twilight getting a student and now I has become real.

I’m really happy that Starlight was added into the intro. I really enjoyed the relationship between Starlight and Spike. I bet spike will become Starlight’s newest assistant. The conclusion of the conflict between Starlight and Sunburst is also done well too.

The Two parter however does have problems. The new baby Flurry Heart is honestly just an average baby character. Her powers are unstable which almost caused the Crystal empire to be frozen and honestly there’s not much to her. Another problem with this two parter is that it doesn’t have the same epic feel that the other two parters have had. Sure The Cutie Remark was epic which is probably why this one is more small in scale.

While I do think its one of the weakest (the weakest being The Crystal Empire), is isn’t one of my least favorites (least favorite being A Canterlot Wedding). Weaker doesn’t mean worst. The Crystalling is a nice way to open season 6 but I do hope that the finale will be much more epic when that comes.

Verdict:
+Starlight and Sunburst
+Starlight and Spike
– No epic scale
– Flurry Heart is not that interesting

Score: C+

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Top 10 Favorite Episodes of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

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Now with season 6 coming in two days, I thought I’d give my top 10 favorite episodes of My Little Pony. This isn’t what are in general are the best, these are my personal favorite episodes. I might update this list when season 6 is over.

10.The Cutie Re-Mark: This finale gave me what I wanted, Starlight being a great villain, a tragic back-story, and a start of her redemption that would make her a new main character in season 6. I love the idea of a villain stopping the rainboom causing all the mane 6 to not get there cutie marks though that should have been a movie or something. I like Starlight Glimmer’s back-story because makes you feel sorry and understand why she thinks that cutie marks are bad and why every pony should be equal. What great and clever way to bring back the previous villains though Tirek, Discord, and Flim Flam brothers (weird choice) are only cameos. The one problem is that it doesn’t have the epic feel of the previous season finale (I’ll get to that later). Still this was a nice way to end my favorite season of MLP.

9.Friendship Is Magic: What a great way to start a show. The introduction of the mane 5 is done very well establishing their personalities and the scenes where they show their elements is also done well too. The main problem I have is that the main villain Nightmare Moon is kind of weak compared the later villains. Lauren Faust pretty put all her effort into this and it payed off wonderfully.

8.Testing Testing 1, 2, 3: I said this in a post before but Rainbow Dash is my favorite character, so I had to add an episode about her. Each character shows a different way of learning though some of them are weird like Rarity and Pinkie’s. This episode shows that using someone else’s learning style is not always the answer and that you should use your own learning style. Rainbow Dash’s learning style is clever and relatable to me because I sometimes multi task while studying.

7.Keep Calm and Flutter On: When I first heard about this episode on the internet, I was really really looking forward to this episode. Though I wan’t a fan of Return of Harmony (the corrupted ponies are really irritating) Discord was the best thing in that two parter. Discord is such a great character with a great design and great comedy. I will admit that him turning good in just one episode did seem too sudden though later he still seemed mischievous. Twilight’s Kingdom pretty much seals his redemption.  This episode was very funny and showed a different side of Discord that we didn’t see earlier. The scene where Discord realizes his doing, looks at the abandoned ice skates and says teary eyed “well played Fluttershy, well plays” is sweet.

6.Tanks for the Memories: My favorite Rainbow Dash episode. I think this episode is the closes we will get to the theme of death (unless you count King Sombra’s death). It doesn’t even have to due with death it actually deals with Rainbow’s pet turtle going into hibernation, but she treats it like he’s dying. I also like how it shows the five stages of grief. Is it weird that I actually like the scene where Rainbow Dash cries? Rainbow Dash’s song was nice and the comedy with Angry Rainbow Dash, Puffy Clouds, and Winter is Coming are really funny.

5.Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?: Luna’s power of visiting pony’s dreams was built up for three episodes, and now its the main focus of this one. Some of the mane 6’s dreams were clever and matches there personalities.  However some of them were too obvious like Twilight’s, Applejack’s and Rarity’s because they stick too close to their archetypes.The best one was Rainbow Dash’s. The last third of this episode is both hilarious and epic. There are callbacks for early episodes and many side characters get moments to shine like Princess Macintosh, Filthy Rich’s money, and flying Scootaloo. This is really fun episode and you would think you would watch in a dream.

4.Fall Weather Friends: This is probably the funnest episode on this list. It starts off with Applejack and Rainbow Dash facing off in a iron pony competition and then the running of the leafs. It doesn’t seem just a Rainbow Dash episode or a Applejack episode, its treats them both as equals. Funny since there both played by the same actress. An episode can be interesting when there more then one character being the focus of the episode. The way Applejack and Rainbow Dash work off each other is fun. There relationship is like two kids being best friends and yet compete against each other.  The running of the leafs is exciting and funny. Though I would say that Twilight should have won first place instead of fifth, it would have made that fact that they tied to last more ironic.

3.The Last Roundup: Derpy can talk!  Before the next two this was my favorite episode. I like how far the mane 5 were willing to go to find Applejack. The chase is awesome and funny, I love how Applejack does not realize that Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy can fly. Also does anyone notice that Applejack not telling the truth and Rainbow Dash not heading back to get Rarity and Pinkie goes against there elements a little? The reveal of Applejack not coming back due to not winning any first place ribbons is understandable. The one weird thing about this episode is that they mane 4 leave Pinkie and Rarity behind.  This episode is a great episode to watch, and that’s a pinkie promise (don’t break it)

2.Crusaders of the Lost Mark: When this episode ended I pretty much became the foamy mouth guy from Avatar the Last Airbender. At first it seemed like a musical episode about the crusaders helping Pipsqueak becoming class president, then it moves to a redemption episode for Diamond Tiara, and also cutie mark crusaders get there cutie marks, pretty much a filler episo…wait What!?! 😮 This episode was amazing and unexpected. They turned an unlikable character Diamond Tiara into a sympathetic character which helps make her redemption pay off very well. The best part was the ending. Seeing the Cutie Mark Crusaders finally get their cutie marks was so wonderful and emotional. The last song was a great song that would make any brony cry tears of joy. My only problem with this episode is that it should have been episode 24 before the season finale instead of it being episode 18. This episode was a wonderful way to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of one of the best cartoons I have seen.

1.Twilight’s Kingdom: This is the best episode of MLP and here’s why. I think this two parter has the best story of them all. Every character in this two parter plays an impotent role maybe not in this episode but in the episodes that tie into this one. The story ties together perfectly and I like how things in the beginning come back in the end to save the day. For example There is a scene where Discord is looking through the friendship journal and he bookmark the 5 pages that tell when the mane 6 got the keys. So where do they find the last key? In the end Discord is the one that gives Twilight the last one. Tirek was a great and threatening villain and I wouldn’t mind if he came back for the season 6 finale. The songs are wonderful to listen to. The climax is epic and well done. Every character that gave the mane 6 there keys gets a clever cameo in the end which I think is a great idea. To be honest I have no problems with this episode at all, I think it’s a perfect episode.

 

Weirdmageddon Part 3 1 Month Anniversary

It’s been a whole month since the series finale Gravity Falls. This show has an impact on me because this show actually takes place in my home state Oregon. Thank You Alex Hirsch for making one of the greatest TV show finales to one of the greatest cartoons of all time. Good Luck on your new show. I’ll leave you with a last code to solve. (Caesar cipher)

JUXYLWB IDOOV IRUHYHU

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Jailbreak 1 Year Anniversary

One year ago, one of the greatest cartoons of all time Steven Universe gave one of the greatest episodes of the show.

Happy Birthday Ruby and Sapphire fans! 🙂

and also jasper (sarcastic yeah)

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Cheers to one of the best cartoons now and a lot of luck for the new episodes to come.

My Top 12 Favorite Disney Animated Movies

Now that I have reviewed Zootopia I thought I would give you my top 12 favorite Disney movies. Why top 12? Two reasons, 1. Because I am a fan Nostalgia Critic,2. I like to go one step beyond him, 3. Because I love Disney so much.  I might talk about the other Disney movies not listed later. Keep in mind that these are my personal favorites.

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Zootopia Review

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Zootopia is the 55th movie in the Disney Cannon. It is about a rabbit named Judy Hopps who wants to become a police officer in the city of Zootopia. She is given 48 hours to solve a mystery of the disappearance of animals. She meets up with a con artist fox names Nick Wilde and she forces him to help her solve the mystery.

I am a fan of anamorphic things such as Kung Fu Panda and Sly Cooper, so I was really looking foward to this. Not only was this an anamorphic movie, it was a deconstruction on animorphism. The characters are really memorable, especially Judy and Nick. They work off each other very well and their back-stories are done welling showing why they want to be a cop or a con artist.

The city of Zootopia is one of the best settings I have seen in an animated movie. It’s really nice to look at and I like how it is split into different districts. Each district such as Sahara Square, Tundratown and the Rainforest district are visually beautiful and are explored enough to leave an impression.

The story is definitely a positive for the film. The movie has moments of prejudice between prey and predators. Judy and Nick’s back-stories have a lot to due with prejudism. Even the villain’s plan (little spoilers) has a lot to due with prejudism and politics. The only flaw I do have is that the villain (no spoilers) is revealed late in the film near the climax. While it is a good twist it’s just given a little later than it should have. Still it doesn’t ruin the film for me.

Zootopia is now one of my favorite Disney movies and one of my favorite movies of 2016. If your a fan of movies about  animals this is a definite watch. I will be doing a top list of favorite Disney movies so keep an eye out for that.

Verdict:
+ Judy and Nick
+ The city is creative with well done world-building
+ Good comedy and good use of animal puns.
+ Great story
+ Deep themes prejudice and politics
– The villain is only revealed in the climax

Score: A