Halloween Special: The Princess Promenade

Like most manly men of my generation, I enjoyed the My Little Pony TV-series during my younger years. It was right up there with the Care Bears and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Much to the delight of kids and post-kids everywhere, all of these cartoons, all popular in the 80s, have been seeing new releases in the last few years with both new films and new episodes.

I was both surprised and amused when I saw that the film My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade from 2006 had gotten a 7.9 on IMDb and over 3.000 votes, with user reviews such as this one:

“In my eighteen years on this earth, I have been able to see many movies, some of them great, some of them terrible. Only one of them, however, has been able to move me to tears of exultation and utter, boundless joy. That movie, my friends, is My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade. The My Little Pony series has always been known for its cutting-edge approach to film-making as it tackles tough issues and offers a refreshing commentary on surprisingly deep subject matter. Princess Promenade goes even further than its wonderful predecessors. This movie is the second coming of Christ. It is an orgasm for the senses. It is the word “perfect,” transformed into an animated, watchable form. It is love itself. It is like an evolved form of oxygen that is so much fresher than a typical breath of fresh air. If you don’t see this movie, you have never experienced life or seen color or felt a single genuine, worthwhile emotion. Life begins and ends with my pony friends at the peerless Princess Promenade.” – meininky

Could this be some kind of organized online stunt of some kind? Of the votes given, over 77% had given it a perfect 10, which is high even for IMDb standards, lending some credibility to my speculation.

So in the spirit of Halloween, I exposed myself to The Princess Promenade. My verdict? Brilliant! Really made me feel like the little pony princess that I truly am inside – and when it comes down to it, aren’t we all really just little pony princesses? Christians and Muslims, nerds and jocks, continental philosophers and analytical philosophers, we can all take part in the princess promenade.

I wonder if they sell pony princess costumes anywhere.

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