As I was looking at their website, doubtful of there being a location to watch near Minnesota, I spotted the word Minneapolis. I eagerly looked at the location of the theater, excitedly breathing. When I was finished, I quickly texted my friend to invite him to come with me to watch the new documentary, “A Brony Tale”. He said he could come with and he could provide transportation. We had it all planned.
WARNING: This post contains spoilers.
Fast forward a few days…
As we sat down in the movie theater, it was 7:00 PM. Around 7:03 PM, we were greeted with something along the lines of:
Hi, bronies! Welcome to the Lagoon Theater. In about a minute, you will be watching “A Brony Tale”. There will be no commercials or advertisements so you get it right away. Please silence your cell phones and don’t bother your neighbors.
It started a few minutes late, but it really didn’t bother me.
As the movie started, I was thinking of what it could be like and stuff. I’d never been this excited for a documentary.
The beginning of the movie was Ashleigh Ball (Voice Actor of Applejack and Rainbow Dash) riding on her bike to the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic recording studio. It was a good cinematic introduction sequence. When she arrived at the studio, she began voice acting for Rainbow Dash and Applejack. About a minute later, she started explaining her voice acting career. Some examples of what she voice acted were Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy, and most importantly, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
She described bronies and stuff.
It then led to Ashleigh getting an invitation to BronyCon January 2012. She didn’t know what to do. She was sorta weirded out by it. The documentary progressed onto meeting different bronies around US and Canada. The people who were interviewed included:
- DustyKatt (Manliest Brony)
- Saberspark (Brony YouTuber)
- Final Draft (Leader of EFN)
- Silva Hound (Musician)
…and much more people. (it’s just that I don’t remember at this time)
They also brought in some high school and college bronies who started up clubs and meetups and such.
In between, we had Ashleigh deciding that she wanted to go, but she didn’t know what it would be like still. She talked about previous experiences with bronies and how good they were. As she travelled to the con in New York, she had been looking up brony creations, just to see what they were like. It went back to the interviews, saying how much the show has changed their life and told them to like who they are. The con started, and the famous quote from Ashleigh “Forget you, I can eat all these apples!” was born. And then from there it was just reflection and stuff.
The closing was good, because I got to see DJ Garnika dancing. I think that was his first famous moment (anyone who thinks different can correct me).
Anyway, I’d rate this movie a 9.5/10!
This rating isn’t just because it’s a brony movie. It’s because of the story, layout, graphics, quality, and the interviews. A lot of the parts were funny, and others were informational.
After the documentary, I realized that Final Draft, the one who got interviewed, watched the movie in the same theater we did! Knowing him to be a local, I brohoofed him and told that he did an excellent job. He actually explained to us that his interview was recorded in 2012, but they needed to find distribution for the movie, so it was just sitting there until now!
All in all, good documentary. I’m willing to buy it on iTunes and watch it again!