Parents' Guide to

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Confusing and commercialized ponies-as-human-teenagers tale.

Movie NR 2015 72 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (16):

This is only for die-hard fans, and even then it's a messy story with way too many characters and plot lines. Don't expect to follow the plot, recognize the players, or know what magic is afoot if you aren't already familiar with the Equestria Girls in this complex, confusing bid for more My Little Pony fans and consumers. Hoping to attract older kids and the tween market, the filmmakers have created a movie that is packed with new characters, academic/athletic events, rivalries, magic, and an original soundtrack of mostly undistinguished musical numbers, along with overt messages about competition, friendship, and true magic. It presumes that the viewer knows how the Ponies became human, how they go back and forth from the pony world to the human world, what magic they possess, and how each of them is different and special. By the end, the movie raises more questions than it answers.

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