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!