Tuesday, July 29, 2014

title pic MY LITTLE PONY: Live-Action Trailer (What did you think?)

Posted by Hillary on May 8, 2009

Secret Sauce sent us this personally on Twitter so I feel obligated to post it even though it’s kinda weak. There are a few cute parts and it definitely had some potential but I was really hoping to laugh out loud and the most I did was smile once. I actually rolled my eyes a few times which is never a good sign. My literal first thought after seeing this was “weak sauce” so perhaps putting sauce in their name was a poor idea on their part.

Rise of the Buttercup Sprinkles? I mean, if you are going to take the time to make a whole video, you can’t just take the time to Google an actual MLP name? Jamie Oliver did! And it was too long. It would have been a cute gag at half the length but after seeing the same Photoshopped colored horse gag several times I felt like we were beating a dead horse. Or pony.

I think it probably meant to be funny to people who have never really heard of My Little Pony before as it is mostly a bunch of spray painted horses which impeded my enjoyment of the video. As a long time horsewoman, this actually totally upset me for some reason because all I could think of was that I hoped they used something that would be safe for the poor horses and whether it would give them a rash. I imagine this hang-up is mine and mine alone because of my years doing horse health care and I am willing to acknowledge that.

But, hey, it is hard to make a video and comedy is never easy and very subjective, I definitely understand that. They obviously put a lot of work into it and it was a good effort and shows some potential for future videos. I am giving them the benefit of the doubt and posting it either way because I think it was a bold idea for them to try even if it wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be.

That said, did you enjoy the trailer? What did you like or not like about it?

Better yet, what would you have put into a Live Action MLP movie trailer? Someone want to make one?

As for me, I still prefer Robot Chicken’s Apocalypse Pony.

Hillary got her very first pony in 1983 and has been hooked ever since! When she isn’t obsessing about ponies, she can be found all over the internet as she writes for quite a few blogs. Hillary is also a playwright, fiction and non-fiction writer as well as the author of the first and only price guide to She-Ra collectibles.

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