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:iconraccoonbrova:RaccoonBroVA posted a status
I just finished Battle for Mewni and...
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dear God was that the most underwhelming experience ever! This should've been so much better, but I ended up enjoying the Equestria Girls specials more. I should not be saying that!

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:iconfiremaster92:
FireMaster92 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2017
I agree with you 100%. While backstory with Moon and Toffee was pretty interesting and Buff Frog was the best part of the special but aside of those, the special doesn’t offer much with lack of action pack, Toffee’s weak motivation, the pacing is too damn slow, and the way Star defeated Toffee has to be the worst part. Not only Star’s Mewni form just came out of nowhere, you would think that Star and Toffee would have an epic showdown right? Wrong! One shot.... BAM Toffee’s Dead. Ok not really true, Toffee barely survived and than Ludo kills him. What a Major Letdown. Hell Ash vs Alain’s final battle at least has alot more action pack than this special ever have. Not the worst special I have ever seen, just a disappointment.
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
Woah! How the heck did you find this status post?!
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:iconfiremaster92:
FireMaster92 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
DA Mobile App
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
I need to get that!

But yeah, I'll have a lot to cover once I'm finally clear to write the review.
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:iconfiremaster92:
FireMaster92 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
If you like, can i help you?
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
Actually, that's not a bad idea. I probably could use some help tackling something this big.
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:iconfiremaster92:
FireMaster92 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
I'll let you know when I have time k?
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
And I'll let you know when I'm actually writing it.
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:iconloudponytitan1999:
LoudPonyTitan1999 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Dear Lord. Why are people so easily disappointed by this show? I still don't understand.
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Well, I'm glad that you like it, but if you're curious to know why we're disappointed, most of the comments on this status post detail our frustrations. Kind of like how the actual battle lasted less than three minutes and was just a one shot from Star after she received a Deux ex Machina power up. Again, I'm glad that you still like the show.
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:iconloudponytitan1999:
LoudPonyTitan1999 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
If this was meant to be the series finale, then I would understand the backlash. But I'd say what did happen was mainly meant to give leeway for greater things to come. Maybe it just could've used a less-misleading title.
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:iconblackmoonpaladin:
BlackMoonPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017   Filmographer
I think that's the problem. I don't think that the fans want leeway for things to come. I think at this point, the viewers want great things to happen here and now, rather than later.

It's a huge reason why I dropped the show. I got bored and frustrated because I felt like nothing was progressing. I just wanted things to happen now, and that wasn't happening, and I naturally grew tired of waiting and dropped it. (It also didn't help that I couldn't stand most of the characters involved)

If a show promises a bunch of things in the future, then why should I watch it now? And if I can't enjoy it now then why should I watch it later? The point is that the show does too much teasing and not enough doing, and I think it backfired on Battle of Mewni because a lot of plot points from Season 2 wrapped up exceedingly unsatisfyingly, leading to disappointment and finally backlash, especially after waiting two years for Toffee's plan to culminate.

Does that clear things up?
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:iconloudponytitan1999:
LoudPonyTitan1999 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
Yes.
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Yeah, and the fact that it was being touted like a TV movie didn't help things either.
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:icontaliyus:
Taliyus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Student Filmographer
I agree, it was all very underwhelming and wasted the potential it had. I don't think it had much of a story and I found a lot of the scenes unnecessary.  
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
If it was all two or three episodes I probably would've liked it a lot better.
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:iconpokewishfan:
pokewishfan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Yeah it was a mixed bag. Parts of it were great like Moon and Toffee backstory, Buffrog and Moon bonding and Ludo is just a very entertaining character to watch, but parts were also mediocre at best like the whole episode with River and Marco was pretty much filler until the end, but as a whole I thought it was good, but not great.
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Yeah, those parts you mentioned were the only things I liked about the special. And while they were really great, they couldn't save it for me.
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:iconblackmoonpaladin:
BlackMoonPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017   Filmographer
Life choices validated. I knew that dropping Star vs. would pay off.

Sorry to hear about that, Carrick.
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Thanks mate. I want to like this so badly, but I just can't.

It's not even that bad, but it's just so disappointing. The actual battle doesn't even happen until the last three minutes of the final episode. Everything else was just characters doing stuff and occasionally being stupid. Especially River and the resistance group.

Oddly enough, my favorite part was when they focused on Toffee and Moon's backstory and didn't have any of the present day characters. Also any scene with Ludo because he is basically one of the best things ever and the main reason I still watch this show.

This special could've been exciting and action packed, but no! Instead we get Star receiving a Deus Ex Machina power up out of nowhere and killing Toffee with just one shot. Mirror Magic had a better fight scene than this!

Seriously, what has my life become!?!
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:iconblackmoonpaladin:
BlackMoonPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017   Filmographer
Who can say?

Honestly, this was exactly what I was expecting from the show. Mediocrity and failed expectations.

youtu.be/Yo5aL6EqzlE
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Classic line right there.
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:iconblackmoonpaladin:
BlackMoonPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017   Filmographer
Thank you, first of all.

Second off, Do you know what Star vs. is like? To paraphrase gillythekid, it's like a deadbeat divorced dad who does nothing but make promises that it can never completely deliver on. That dad always says things like "We'll go to the zoo next week" or things like "We'll totally go to the mall next time" or "Can we go to the pool next week, something came up" and other stuff like that. And if he doesn't fail to keep his promises completely, he's lazy and half-asses the things that he promises you.

Like going to the zoo when it's rainy and miserable, or going to that really shitty mall that's closing in five weeks and almost all of the stores are completely abandoned. The show does this too, it makes promises all the time. Making promises in a show is an effective tactic, it's why Gravity Falls became as popular as it was, and it worked for this show as well. Hell, when I looked up Crystal Clear on Youtube, all I could find was videos about people fawning over that one screenshot of Eclipsa that was half hidden in the background and totally missable if you didn't pay attention to it... but yet nobody mentioned the annoying problems that episode had, because the promise of seeing Eclipsa was so tantalizing that they didn't stop to ponder the rest of the episode.

The show excels in making promises, but when it comes to delivering... Well...

Hey, viewers! We're going to have a wand fight between Star and Ludo! But it's gonna be a pathetic fight where both of them suck and that's it. Sorry, viewers. We'll do better next time.

Hey, viewers! We're going to have Miss Heinous's revenge scheme! But it only involves a crappy assassin and forcing Marco to make an Internet video. Sorry, viewers. We'll do better next time.

Hey, viewers! Eclipsa is this totally evil witch! But we're not gonna have her show up at all in Season 2. Sorry, viewers. We'll do better next time.

Hey, viewers! Toffee has defeated the Magic Council and is going to battle Star Butterfly, But he'll be taken down in one shot by Star and the fight will be less than three minutes long. Sorry, viewers. We'll do better next time.

Take it from a guy who actually had a deadbeat divorced dad, it's not fun.
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Very well said. I just wish this show would at least improve its main characters, because most of the secondary characters are great.

Sorry about your dad by the way.
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:iconblackmoonpaladin:
BlackMoonPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017   Filmographer
No worries at all, man. Thanks for that.

But in all serious, I think the show should develop Star and Marco before they work on anyone else.
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Absolutely
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:iconshadowgamer20:
shadowgamer20 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE OF GOD THANK YOU I KNEW I WASNT THE ONLY ONE

ill admit i do like buff frog here though and puddle defender is amazing
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
It's not the worst thing ever, but the only parts I enjoyed were the things focused on side characters like Buff Frog and Ludo.
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:iconshadowgamer20:
shadowgamer20 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
and again FUCKING PUDDLE DEFENDER
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
That felt like a joke out of classic Spongebob :)
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:iconshadowgamer20:
shadowgamer20 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
yep agreed

i just love how its the most overly predudice game ever



is buff frog,tom and ludo like the only good chars now?
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
You're forgetting Moon and Toffee. They're friggin awesome.
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:iconshadowgamer20:
shadowgamer20 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
those 2

so how many chars is thar

buff frog,tom,moon,ludo,toffee maybe marco aswell  
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:iconraccoonbrova:
RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Spider with a top hat.... oh wow, I guess that's really it.
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