WHat kinda bothers me about this movie, is when you stop and think for a few seconds. Then it seems that the general project, was kinda fumbled around and was just in development hell. From the start we saw that Hasbro didn't exactly know how to handle this or what to do with this. It has been all very vague and bizzare, there would be drastic and rapid changes in character designs, and the 1st trailer almost made it seem like they had no hopes for this, or that it was really way to rushed. I'd say even studio DHX didn't know how to approach this concept or what to do with this script without hitting every know cliche in the book. So they pretty much decided to add some comedy here and there, maybe some catchy songs, an a bad ass fight in the end, but you can tell where Hasbro had the saying in(the prom thing, the possible 'love' interest, the whole outfits thing.) I'm not saying this movie is gonna be horrible, but def won't be "DA GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!" or somethin' to blow away the audience. But I do hope it'll be least half decent so I can say "Eh, it wasn't great. But could have been WAY worse"
Hasbro: They thought.... gummie bears! thats the answer! then some guy named Jim came in and said NO!, WE NEED ANTHROS! that guy was fired... then Bob: NO, What we REALLY NEED is a predictable plot line! ....also fired. Fred: what about a mix of anthro humans and a predictable plot line with food in it? Hasbro C.E.O. : GENUIS!!!!!!!
That is a bad thing...you shouldn't have to dumb stuff down for little girls to understand. MLP got props for being creative and different, not doing stuff like this. As ECW crowds used to say back in days, "Same old shit!" They're doing the same old crap that other cartoons are doing or have already done. I mean do you see the MLP comics pulling this shit? Hell no. The MLP comics will give little girls nightmares.
You need to understand this is sort of project experiment than a finished product, this is their first movie, and to be honest its unique to the series so I give them props for that however as you stated it should be a little more complex however again as I stated its their first time.