“Magical Mystery Cure”, the season finale of My Little Pony, follows Twilight Sparkle as she accidentally switches every other pony in the mane six’s cutie marks and must try to switch them back.
This was like a Disney movie on acid!
Actually, that was a total lie. While the episode contained a great number of excellent songs like a Disney movie, Disney movies do not use songs to cover up a lack of plot, like this episode did. I felt as if the songs stretched the episode out to the twenty two minutes. If there were no songs, the episode would have lasted five minutes.
I did, however, think the plot was a very interesting one. I liked seeing everyone with their cutie marks switched. I felt that that part was rushed so that they could get busy and make Twilight a princess, which I felt should not have been the goal of the episode. Also, I felt that fixing everyone’s cutie mark problem was solved too easily. Compared to last season’s finale, this just felt like a regular mid-season episode.
The first thing I thought when Twilight was becoming an alicorn princess was, “She’s evolving! Someone press the B Button!” Why did I think this? Because I think making her a princess was a marketing move to attract more attention to the show, not a major plot or character development. It also struck me as a desperate attempt to pump some excitement into an underwhelming season. While the episode did bring the excitement, I think it could have been done in a way that didn’t change the species of the main pony.
Also, did anyone else think that space place was like that random Platform 9¾ bit in the Deathly Hallows? That makes Twilight into Harry and Princess Celestia into Dumbledore. Which is pretty accurate I suppose.
I’m not reviewing the entire season right now, because I feel I need to mull it over like it’s a fine wine. We’ll see how fine after the mulling process.