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  1. Probably might wind up being the Simpsons' Poochie of the gaming industry and be more in tune with the 90s marketing trends. Also, might reflect more of the crappy cartoons during that decade as well along with the Ken Penders comics concepts/ideology. Not a good sign overall.
  2. Even though the midseason hiatus is in full swing, we’re given a bit more pony in the hour-long special Rainbow Road Trip. Have to say it’s kinda weak. Not as good as Best Gift Ever. Not that fond of or used to the movie style animation but it’s good at times in detail and I did like just one song. Other than End of the Rainbow much of the songs were meh. The plot was basic and felt like a standard Slice of Life episode stretched to an hour, making it dragged on a bit and slightly dull. The solution of being nice to each other was obvious by the cues early on. The side and minor characters were fine, but not that memorable esp. with how little they had to work with the dull story. An average special to say the least.
  3. This week’s episode kicks off the hiatus (well, there is the Rainbow Road Trip) Between Dark and Dawn featuring the sun and moon sisters. Eh, I’m kinda mixed on this, more meh. I liked much of the locations and background ponies featured in this, the Wicked reference, and the song was okay. Celestia and Luna seemed off in their personalities and been handed the Idiot/Incompetent Ball for the sake of the plot. Speaking of which the humor just fell flat nearly throughout. Luna being excited of the friggin’ post office? Celestia scared of a chicken? Are you bucking joking with this? Also, the whole sisters not getting along, or sibling squabble stuff have been done before. Not to mention the B-plot with the Mane 6 felt pretty tacked on and the lesson of having others helping isn’t anything new the series has done either esp. since they have done much delegating in the past, just more redundancy. A mixed bag at best, pretty so-so at its least.
  4. This week’s episode is The Last Crusade featuring the CMC and likely to be their final central episode of the series. Since I’m not much a fan of the three, I barely have any emotional attachment to them, caring not whether they break up the group or not. It still felt like a dull one for me. Probably the only thing I like were the parents’ introduction during the classroom scene with the cragidile. I guess I do like seeing Scoot’s parents, though with her having parents (even aunts) it does feel it undermines Parental Glideance in a way compared to her being an orphan. The plot was very predictable from the synopsis, a To Move or Not to Move ordeal, and her living with her aunts could be seen over a mile away just by their introduction. Not to mention the ways they try to keep Scootaloo in town were as predictable and weak writing wise along with the humor IMO. A pretty bland episode for me.
  5. This week’s episode is Student Council, an episode about Starlight and the school. Yay. And it didn’t do much for me. Meh. Probably the only thing to like were some of Maud’s quips but that’s about it. One of the major gripes about the school aspect is how completely understaffed it is and how having more teachers/substitutes would fix the problem at hand. Don’t understand why Twilight couldn’t hire more. Heck, maybe having Dr Whooves and some pony professors with interesting personas would’ve made me interested in this gimmick if they done so earlier, but doubt in last season. Much of the jokes didn't do it for me. Mudbriar was tolerable but only by a slight margin. Trixie had some annoying moments too. Unfortunately, much of the annoyance had come from Silverstream for spurring the plot with her constant barrage of questions and how this plot could’ve been resolved by her giving word to her family of where she was and what she was doing than letting her brother and friends go on a wild goose chase and risk turning to stone by Cockatrices. Speaking of which, the whole tonal/mood whiplash of the first half in Ponyville to the second in the Everfree Forest felt jarring and forced. Hay, the action set piece felt unnecessary too, considering how Silverstream wasn’t in any trouble. A So-so episode.
  6. Going to Seed is this week’s ep featuring the Apple Family and the return of Golden Delicious. It was very so-so. The only things I liked were Big Mac and the flashback featuring the Apple parents. The idea of AJ dismissing a mythical creature such as the Great Pump-er Seedling feels farfetched considering how much of a fantasy world the setting is where dragons and hippogriffs exist. It’s like the writer is too afraid to push the fantasy element for some reason. Removing the flashback with the parents, this episode feels more in place with the earlier seasons such as 1-4 than it is here with some of the characterizations with AJ and Apple Bloom. IMO, the plot wasn’t doing much for me and the entirety of it felt uneventful. Also, a bit of emotional/mood whiplash near the end when the sisters were excited to capturing the Great Seedling one minute to pure terror when they think that it was hunting them the next. Was this even necessary? Pretty meh overall.
  7. Yeah, just because Sonic is improved, doesn't make the crappy writing/jokes and the hammy or bland acting and underwhelming action set pieces any better. It's just basically Hop fused with Bayformers.
  8. Sweet and Smoky is this week’s episode, featuring Smolder’sbrother, Garble! Dun dun dun! What a twist! So did this episode made me like him more? Eh, not really. Pretty weak episode, not nearly as strong as last week’s ep. I was more into the whole egg hatching portion with Ember which probably could’ve held the episode more if it was the main plot. Though nice to see the dragon lands again and with the hatchlings. Much of the episode had Spike abuse that got old quick. Smolder felt more of a vehicle to drive the plot forward with Garble as her brother and didn’t do much compared to the others. The bullies basically being one dimensional, even Garble still felt like that despite the character development. Speaking of which, the whole poetry and bongo thing felt too random. Also, it lacked Spike and Garble interacting and making amends or even growing closer at the end too, dropping that plot point completely. When you get down to it, the lesson is basically another friggin’ Be Yourself type of ordeal. This is what? The 3rd or 4th time they did this crap already this season? Still rather average episode.
  9. Jim Sterling gives his impressions of it, saying that it's just okay, mostly on the dull side. Those Results screens are ridiculous almost Sonic 06 loading screens annoying.
  10. Wonder why they didn't just did that in the first place? Oh right realism for a cartoon hedgehog and Sega not giving a crap in getting involved with their mascot's first movie. Still even if you give your crappy broken down rustbucket a new paint job, it doesn't fix the other problems it has i.e. needing new tires, replace dead battery, etc. Or in this movie's case, bland major/side characters (James Marsden), weak writing/jokes, cliche'd Fish Out of Water and generic plotlines like other live action adaptations, inconsistent powers (Ring portals and stopping time? WTF?), etc. It's gonna be crap regardless.
  11. Frenemies is this week’s episode following the Equestrian Legion of Doom. I find it to be okay. I do like some of the interactions between villains, mainly Tirek and Chrysalis, Chrysalis transforming and the lone stallion that lives on the mountain. Grogar, as powerful as he is, still doesn’t do it for me, not as interesting as the other villains. Still not a fan of Cozy Glow nor her personality. The song felt…eh, probably because of how it felt drawn out for having everyone get a singing part. Also, the ending which possibly hints at a redemption arc of sorts. I wouldn’t be surprised if Grogar caught on their mutiny, takes the bell and turns on everyone in the finale, forcing the villains to accept the help of the heroes. Or that they, the three, commence their attack on the ponies only to fail because their working together falls apart due to inflated egos and other things. Then, Grogar one ups the competition having the bell and just throw everyone under the bus, again making the villains and heroes team up. A fine episode.
  12. She’s All Yak is this week’s episode, focusing on the Student 6 and basically the pony equivalent of prom night. Just meh overall for me. I did like Angel Bunny, parts with Pinkie and DJ Spike. Not a fan of the song. Some jokes fall flat. The biggest problem was like the previous episode where the plot and lesson were too basic and bare bones. Falling into the trope where someone learns proper etiquette and mannerisms for an event and all things learned were tossed out the friggin’ window for a cliché “Be Yourself” moral that the show practically done dozens of times beforehand. Why couldn’t Yona just keep the things learned and just ditch the dress? Besides none of the other characters barely dressed up for the occasion in the first place, making it moot point. Also, was it just me or did some of the expressions felt uncanny/off-putting at times? Yeah, pretty much a So-so ep.
  13. Looking at Commander Holly's Channel, it didn't take long for subscribers to bail out along with higher dislikes in her recent vids and comments to be disabled. https://www.youtube.com/user/CommanderHolly
  14. @11:39 Yeesh, no wonder Coolio is a One Hit Wonder. No sane person keeps that hideous dreaded pigtails for that long.
  15. And its probably all for a reference of Knuckles SA1 theme with "not chuckle" line involved.
  16. This week’s episode Common Ground features Patton Oswald’s return as Quibble Pants. It was just alright, I guess. A bit on the meh side maybe. I liked much of the stuff that didn’t center on the main plot oddly enough such as Snips and Snails, some of the locations, and the film reel at the beginning (though it feels like wasted potential and disappointing if we don’t get an episode focusing on the making of films/film industry as a whole). The plot and lesson of the episode felt too basic and barebones, boiling it down to just being honest and being yourself, which done in previous eps beforehand. The number of sport clichés i.e. training montage and scoring in the wrong goal, which that felt awkward and cringe-inducing at times esp. with some of the humor and Dash’s awful planning. Not a fan of Wind Sprint’s design either which felt like a discolored filly Twilight rather distracting. Also, I preferred Quibble’s characterization from Strange Then Fan Fiction than here. An episode than leans toward just average on a whole.
  17. If they're willing to fix some of this crap, it'll be better if they delay this for a year or two. To fix Sonic's horrid design as well as the lame @$$ script that needs an overhaul, getting rid of the uselessness that is Tom (replaced with Tails) as well as the cliche military/govt. baddies. Or better yet just do a hard reset on the whole thing to make it fully animated. But sadly Paramount already dug their money pit grave worth of $90 mil for this sh!t already and minor tweaks won't cut it. Anyways, even though it's been talked about how Gangster's Paradise is an ill fitting and low energy song for Sonic (how is any of this gangster anyway?), I'd like to throw in some better suggestions that are fits proper, being more energetic, amp/pumped, upbeat, catchier and/or speedy tempo. Or at least, fits Sonic mostly, not necessarily the trailer.
  18. How can this go from bad to worse (or even more worse)? Have Coolio claim Copyright Strikes on Youtubers who made reaction vids to the crappy trailer just because his song is in it.
  19. Looking at the likes/dislikes for the official trailer again: 136k likes and 204k dislikes. Pretty sad when the Wreck It Ralph movies portray Sonic better than this and he's just cameos. Sadder that the Dora the Explorer movie is more faithful to its source material than this.
  20. And the dislike/like bar on the trailer has now been officially Thano'ed with 44k even.
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