first let me say i didn't watch the Mlp series yet at the time i first watched Equestria Girls
i watched on Netflix and kept rewatching till i decided on watching the Mlp series so this Commentary is coming from someone with no reluctance
(keep in mind i'm talking about what i loved in the movie before watching the Mlp series so i won't be mentioning or comparing it to the series in anyway)
so what did i love about it? well i really love "cheesy romances" (sue me) so Flash showing up made me all gaga
and beside that would be the "classic" guitar boy which is seen in some old movies but now adays are viewed as "Stereotypical" so i simply labeled it as a reference and don't forget the fact Flash is overly kind or at least portrayed as "kind"
Pinkie Pies hyperness really made me smirk cause she was pulling Twilight around and totally like "Scanning her" for some reason then when Applejack showed up she acted exactly how she should have in my opinion like "let me grab a soda and just relax" which is really likable
overall the part where they dragged Twilight into the classroom was one of the greatest parts it had Comedy & seriousness in away since Rarity made Twilight a blonde and was petting Spike (until he fell out of Twilights bag) then everyone else came in and started bickering about past events they never fully explained to each other
when they introduced Rainbow Dash she seemed like some kinda "Role model" and very confident in her abilities and now that i have thought about it she kinda reminds me of Ben Tennysons Personality so that might have been an unseen reason why i enjoyed that part in the movie aside from the spirit lifting comment Rainbow had after the match with Twilight "I'm not gonna help just anybody try and beat Sunset Shimmer. The Fall Formal Princess should be someone with heart and determination." after that i literally died
the songs were overly peppy and made me happy i could pick the "Cafeteria song" as my favorite since i really enjoyed it the most but then theres "Time to Come Together" which really helped with the video part when Twilight bumps into Flash on stage (did i mention i love cheesy things?) and the overall message the song it self sent about working together
the rest of the movie was all Sunset Shimmer to me but if i talk about her this commentary will never end...so simply put she sneaked into a castle filled with guards and left just as easily. her plans did not go exactly as planned but she improvised quickly. she is very Manipulative and was able to get the Vice Principle on her side. she did not waste time on Flash about the break up unlike most break up stories she kept going and strived. she had 2 minions (snips and snails) kinda like Hades from "Hercules" but somehow better. her overall Attitude & Determination is somewhat Lovable in my opinion. the fact her transformation was Demonic like she was Awesome for the little screen time she had in that form and using brain wash is such a classy way of doing things one other show that tried to do something like that was "Kim Possible" where Dragon was planing to use Brain washing Shampoo
also the "1 hit finisher" did not bother me that much since i used to watch lots of Power Rangers before and its all about how they gained there power and how skillfully they planed out there plans and the ending where it was kinda Happy/sad was great and left me kinda "Nostalgic" i think.
some call it "rushed" and that might be cause how quickly Sunset Shimmer seemed to be forgiven but for me that is a everyday thing in a cartoon or an anime i could refer you to at least 3 personal favorites of mine that were forgiven or offered to be forgiven right after being beaten
Forgiven Quickly But Still Loved
Masquerade was asked to join the main team (Brawlers) right after the battle
Spectra Phantom might be blood related but he still was forgiven way too quickly for what he did yet he still is a fan favorite
Kevin 11 from Ben 10 was offered the hand of forgiveness but he pushed it aside