So, earlier tonight, this came out. I hadn’t really been following its development all that closely, but I had of course at least heard about it a number of times before it came out. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it… from some corners, I heard that it was meant to be a “fan episode”, meaning, something that would feel at home as part of the show, in terms of style and content. In any case, it came out, and I watched it. What follows are my thoughts on this work; there will be some spoilers, in case you haven’t seen it yet.
My initial reaction can best be summed up thusly:
It was a smorgasbord of nonsensical meme-dropping and random events connected by… I don’t even want to call it a narrative, the events mostly just happened. I was left with a distinct feeling of having watched a very pretty, but completely disjointed, mess. The crossover element renders the work completely incompatible with the concept of “it could have been an actual episode!” Since, generally speaking, one wouldn’t expect to see a member of the mane 6 get sucked into the Powerpuff Girls world. But the thing is, all of the above is not necessarily a bad thing… depending on the intent of the work. Continue reading