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Since I am unable to see Equestria Girls due to it not showing in theatres in my area, I need to ask all of you who CAN see it this question. How was Spike's performance in this movie? I know since they decided to turn him into a dog it might be difficult to retain his character. Which is why as a Spike fan, I was hoping they were going to leave him out entirely at first. Did they make him annoying/pointless? Did he actually play a small role in this movie despite him being a dog. If he's been at least a passable edition to the movie and the villain is interesting, I may consider watching it when it airs on the HUB.

UPDATE: Well the other day, I finally caved in and gave Equestria Girls a watch on Youtube. I must admit based on what they were working with, it was a pretty decent movie. I didn't go crazy for it like a lot of bronies did, but I was able to enjoy it fine. As for my thoughts on Spike's performance, this is gonna be really weird for me to say. I think that Equestria Girls has Spike at his very best despite him being a dog. Like most people, I was ticked off when they decided to make him a dog in this movie. I was in even more terror when they decided to make him talk. After a full viewing, I'd like to say I'm sorry for doubting you McCarthy. I LOVED Spike in this movie. I like how he was a supportive friend for Twilight like always, how he didn't ever let Twilight get discouraged, actually grew a spine in this movie by standing up to Sunset Shimmer, and he got the most laughs out of me out of any other character. They really did make him being dog work in this world without it completely damaging his character, which I would think is hard to do. Even his crush on Rarity, while weird in this realm, was still enjoyable to me. Above all, I'm glad I saw this movie. I may watch bits and pieces of it again in the future. I think it's worth at least one viewing for bronies and little girls alike.

Please provide your opinions of the movie and Spike's performance BELOW!
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StreamOverlord Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Personally, While I Loved Spike's Rol On The Movie, I Hoped That He Had Become A Human Boy Since That Would Had Been Better...

Rayne-Feather Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spike was mostly cuuuute
spikerules64 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Im still not thrilled about the spike dog thing or the fact that high school drama was the best they could come up with on traveling to an alternate reality
Pia-sama Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well Spike is awesome in the movie!
CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spike's role was still pretty important in the movie.

He's the main voice of reason for Twilight whenever she's confused
zeoxdragon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
adoptive brother or Dog?

DrakkenlovesShego12 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Artist
It not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Spike is exactly the same as he is in the show, so if you are a true fan of Spike, you will not be disappointed.
4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know your feeling. I'm in Europe...
angel147196 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
His role in the movie, wasn't actually as bad as I had originally thought.

Pros: He can still talk, and thus has a lot of funny lines.

He is entirely supportive of twilight throughout the whole movie, like making a bed of books for them to sleep in, and convincing her to tell the others about her secret. And she actually does give him credit. She tells him she's glad he followed her here. Which was sweet.

Twilight doesn't talk down to him, she tells treats him like the assistant she knows and loves.

While sparity doesn't work here, it's cute to see human rarity say that he's adorable, and pet him, let him sit on her lap, etc.

He actually did help try to keep the crown away from sunset shimmer in the final 13 minutes, so he did have some use there too.

Cons: I'm still not happy about the fact that he's a dog (him being a freshman or sophomore, and already being a boy would've been enough to separate him from the ponies).

The fact that because of it, a lot of scenes are really lacking in spike, since he's usually hiding in her backpack, so no one take's him away.

The fact that even after he talks, he's rarely seen with the others (though that's probably because there wasn't much time left in the movie)

So he wasn't too bad, he was usually pretty decent in the movie. Was supportive of twi, and pretty funny too.

I have a few links to the movie if you want to see them on youtube (and don't mind mediocre quality).
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For the links, look at the top of the screen. Click on desktop, and you can see them like any normal youtube video.
BigSims3030 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thanks a lot for the honest feedback. I'm not saying I want Spike to be THE hero or anthing. After all he's not the focus. I just want to see him do at least ONE thing to help Twilight during her quest. Whether it's him getting the crown or talk some sense into her or whatever. That and maintain the same sarcastic personality that I've grown quite fond of. After hearing a particular line in the 2nd trailer, I'm already getting the hint that that's the case.
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