Ok. So I took my two kids, not over-the-top sensitive, seven and almost 9. They are huge my little pony fans. We watch the show together all the time and they could not have been more excited. We all could not have been more disappointed. Even both of the kids said that it was a really disappointing movie and my daughter who is nine said that it probably should have been for 10 and up. They have watched action filled movies and are not sensitive to peril, danger, and having to wait for a resolution. The problem is that there is no resolution. They even completely abandon the characters that are well-established in the process. Twilight sparkle lies to everyone and steals? Really? Yes. Well that definitely seems true to character for the princess of friendship... yep. That bad. What a betrayal of the characters that they'd established. A total waste of time and money. While we were there, we had to take a walk in the middle of the movie. Probably haven't done that since they were five. And a little girl behind us turned to her mother and said this movie is really bad. Can we please go home? I don't like it. Parents and kids all look like they had been hit by a truck when the whole thing was over. They didn't even use the well established villains that kids have gotten used to. Nope, they brought in a whole new scary evil pony with no redeeming qualities that comes in what could only be compared to the Death Star. And turns everyone to stone. That was right up front. My daughter right away wanted to know why they didn't just freeze everyone so that you knew they might be OK in the end. It was way too scary and ridiculous because there was no reason for it. Totally not justified by the film at all. I don't know why we didn't just leave. Any one of the TV episodes is 100 times better than the movie was. So sad. They have such an easy product to market, an eager audience, and all they had to do was make a double length episode. Instead they came up with this junk.