Wow, OK JUST WOW this episode is so the type that could get a golden awar--OK probably not but it just shows how good a writer can be for these shows. Which it came to my attention that this episode’s writer, Amy, is or might end up leaving the show. Why if she did left? Idk guess similar to why Faust left, tell ya as Luffyiscool said it a void will be left. So Mane Attraction, sorta a musical but only like 3 moments where we get a song.
It starts as the ponies are setting up a stage for a festival I wanna say? Well Pinkie is so crazy happy about who she got to sing she talked to herself in a mirror. XD Ah Pinkie Pie, just way too cute. Everypony is excited at who she got but AJ? Judging by the extreme gasps it’s a wonder how she didn’t know, however turns out she DID IN FACT know the singer---but from her days as a camper!!!!! Or scout but even so, the singer is named Countess Coloratura or as AJ calls her, Rara.
However turns out she isn’t exactly the same pony AJ remembers, sure everyone was thinking we were getting a “everybody changes, it’s just a fact of life” type of episode but we see Rara remembered AJ. And gives her a “hoofsies” and just as Rarity said it was special----she gives them to more ponies until her manager steps in. Oh boy this guy….he is the type of #@$@%@#$% that I dislike so much, I’m gonna hire Jason Voorhees to make him disappear.
Film and Flam were my less fave characters, no contest, but now this guy took their place JESUS CHRIST I HHHHAAAATTTTTTEEEEEE PEOPLE LIKE THIS!!!!! You can see 100% he is the “completely commanding” one and NOT Rara, yet no pony notices even tho it was in front of them all!!!!! You could say they thought he was like that because of her, but I noticed right away and they should’ve too. Anyways get a pretty nice, and eye hurting inducing flashing at the start, lazer show type of song. I never get the appeal of songs that repeats the same two words over and over for 95% of the song I just don’t get it.
We also see a Unicorn for this one scene only and never ever again….animation error or something? Well we see him blast a beam into Rara’s necklace and it reminds me of when Chrysalis did it to Shining Armor, I bring this up as WAY IN THE WORLD did that Unicorn shoot Rara with a blue beam!? What was he heighten her voice, making it last longer basically forcing her to stay on that 1 note until he says enough, or what? I honest to GOD thought it was to help her lipsync, this one thing needs to be bloody answer dang it it’s driving me nuts! XD
She could’ve been brainwashed too….anyways we see Rara just adores spending time with the foals and says it’s her fave part, which when the CMC learnt AJ and Rara were pinpals their expressions were just priceless. XD However fun times are over pretty quick as AJ sees Rara’s manager being extremely RUDE to Pinkie saying if she doesn’t get the stuff “he” wants then he’ll pull Rara from the event, can I say on my second watch I imaged my character Speedy with a Jason mask and threatens him to stop being so rude?
Oh it’s not? W-Well….then I surely did NOT image that! XD AJ tells Rara who doesn’t believe her and says “we may have been friends as fillies, but clearly aren’t anymore” but very AND I MEAN the very next scene with them she acts all happy again and agrees to follow a plan AJ made, OK my one issue to the story. These two scenes right here being right after each other just makes me feel like this episode was rushed, I mean when you think about this story would better fit one of the EG films. If they weren’t back to back than my issue here wouldn’t be a big deal, but it just really stands out.
Rara lies telling her manager she wants to cancel the contest, AKA the school ponies’ chance to sing with her, and his reaction was just-----ugh----he takes Pinkie backstage and being as rude as possible tells her to cancel the contest and arrange a spa appointment for him and if she won’t, Rara will be pulled anyways. …………..Can I get Jason’s number now? XD Hey as long as he doesn’t be rude to Fluttershy,because if he does------I’ll both BOTH Michael and Freddy to help Jason make him disappear. XD
OK OK last threat to this character, sure his actor is a good person and when you really “hate” a character, well then someone is doing a perfect job!!! Btw when can Twilight use her horn as a video record? I mean that’s----just---odd, yeah they needed Rara to see he was a total jerk but what was wrong with her following and busting him in the act? Yeah it was very creative but now whenever we get a scene similar to Crysalis brainwashing Shining Armor, or any scene that reveals a big important detail but no one believes Twilight, well knowing she can use this recording spell-----yeah you see the big plothole it’ll be in the future.
When you make stuff like this recording spell, or the Time Turner from Harry Potter, you “must” without a doubt e-x-p-l-a-i-n w-h-y the characters didn’t use it before or why they can’t use it anymore. You just can’t throw this in and never bring it up as long as you live, you just can’t do it. XD Well after being busted the manager ups and leaves, probably to join Coco’s former boss in the unpaying line or worse, just ends up losing everything single thing he had ever known and had and is doomed to be a hobo til the end of time.
Look at the live action Chipmunks movies, Uncle Ian went from a super big manager to a homeless loser and then as a bird mascot for a vacancy boat until he was finally redeemed. Point is this guy could lose EEEEEVVVVVEEEERRRRYYYYTTTTHHHHIIIIINNNNGGGGG which would be sweet sweet coma. XD Rara after standing up for herself decides to sing the same song she did with AJ while being a scout, well not the same but sure she sings it twice somewhere.
This song and the scene for it is just perfect, some people who worked on this episode really needs to be awarded some golden awards, just wow. Also why does her Cutie Mark glow whenever she sings (minus the Countess song, guess when the song is true to herself or something)? I honest think she could be a 7Th Element as no way her CM glows like “that” and nothing ever ever happens or explains why, it’s like the Mane6 seeing their CMs flash but say “Eh, buck the map.” you just can’t ignore this type of detail either!!!!
IT’S LIKE RARITY’S BLUE MAGIC TURNING GREEN YET NOPONY EVER BLOODY NOTICES you just c-a-n-’-t ignore these details! Sure the ponies saw it, anyways Rara gives a nice speech and calls the CMC to sing with her, then the episode just ends. Again it feels off like something was missing, but overall this is one of season 5’s greatest. ^^ The animation was beautiful and super neat, the animators could so make a musical video if they wanted, hey heard there was a Christmas Soundtrack?
Rara is just amazing, honestly want her as a stay on character because---well again that glowing CM needs explaining but she’s just a nice character. Who was her singer? Lena Hall is the only VA listed for her so assume she voiced and sang for Rara, well sure it was super hard to get such a amazing singer so might be a while before we see Rara again unless she appears in the season 5 final. Ah the final for season 5...will it beat season 4’s final as the best one or, well we’ll see next week. Not sure what else to say other than if Amy does leave, she will be greatly mis-WHAT DO YOU MEAN SHE’S WRITING FOR DISNEY NOW!?!?!?!?!
Is that even true..? Well was a rumor Disney wanted to buy FIM once and now they might get one of it’s best writers, who will ever fill the void? Who knows, season 5 has been a great ride thus far and super sad we never saw Starlight for ep 3-24, oh the miss chances are just overkill…………..aw well sure we’ll see her in the final, til then see you and remain ponies----did I really just say that? XD Season 5 episode 24, what a good episode. ^^