O sleepless night... again.
Exterior view of a cafe at nighttime.
Some teens arguing and oblivious to an eerie green fog of sorts.
Is that The Living Tombstone and Glaze?
You can see this necklace has a magic ruby pendant. What does it do?
Those girls are wearing hoodies. An automatic indication of bad news.
"That was barely worth the effort, Adagio." (How do they keep all that hair in those hoods?)
"I'm tired of fast food. I need a meal."
"The energy in this world isn't the same as in Equestria."
"We can only gain so much power here."
"Ugh! I wish we'd never been banished to this awful place!"
"Really? I love it here!"
"For realsies? Because I think this place is the worst."
"I think you're the worst, Sonata."
Maybe these girls are a bit snobby.
"Ugh! I'll tell you one thing: being stuck with you two isn't making this world any more...
...bearable. (You can practically taste the irritation.)
What was that? Looks like someone's being turned into a raging she-demon or something.
Gotta have a closer look.
Already willing to bet that's Sunset being defeated from the first film
...the Rainbow of Harmony.
Have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of this face.
"Do you know what that is?"
Aria and Sonata don't have a clue.
"But this world doesn't have Equestrian magic."
So? (Aria's not buying it.)
"And we're going to use it to make everyone in this pathetic little world adore us!"
Have you noticed that whenever Adagio walks, her hips don't lie?
This shadow puppet's a birdie!
And now, a recap of the first film!
Alright, so Twilight's crown (which she has since given up) was stolen by Sunset Shimmer, a former student of Princess Celestia.
She and Spike ended up in a world populated by creatures who walk on two legs and have weird thingies on their front hooves.
Five of these creatures reminded Twilight so much of her friends in Equestria...except they weren't friends here.
She helped put the gang back together after Sunset Shimmer tore them apart.
...and there was that whole thing where she lost to Rainbow Dash in a one-on-one soccer match. (Why she still did in a skirt we'll never figure out.)
She decided to run for Princess of the Fall Formal against Sunset Shimmer, and the others decided to rally for her vote.
Sunset began playing dirty with Twilight since she didn't belong in this world.
She attempted to frame Twilight for vandalism, but one Flash Sentry saved her.
Oh, and before that, they sang this catchy song that went "Jump up, make a sound..."
Ultimately, Sunset put the crown on her head...
...and transformed into a demonic creature.
Really scary - even before she tried to blast our heroines.
But the Magic of Friendship protected the six from her terror.
And that's what you missed on
Glee Equestria Girls.
"You can pick up a bass..."
Twilight Sparkle is a star...in more ways than one.
"...and you can play the guitar!"
Consider how often these two are at odds and laugh.
"You can bang on the drums..."
One's an introvert, the other's an extrovert.
"...or you can sing like a star!"
Imagine if Rarity had to rock a grand piano for this shot.
"And the music, yeah the music..."
"...gets us to the top!" (visual pun)
"As we learn how the rainbow..."
Your first hint that Sunset's not as bad as before: she's cuddling Spike, not dognapping him.
Just in case you still think those girls from the opening scene aren't going to be trouble.
Fun fact: the opening/closing credits are the only place where these girls' last names are shown - or, for that matter, Aria's first name.
Twilight Sparkle's abstract self.
Fluttershy's abstract self.
Applejack's abstract self.
Pinkie Pie's abstract self.
Rainbow Dash's abstract self.
...here's the title again!
Great day to be a Wondercolt.
Everybody's preparing to decorate the hall.
Students, working together on a sign.
Cutie Mark Crusaders Sign Painters! YAY!!!
Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo.
Sunset, you really ought to know better than to take someone else's paintbrush.
"Uh, no thanks. We're good."
Pinkie Pie: "Sunset Shimmer!"
In case you think she's still evil, here's a shot of her adorably cute face to show you how nice she is.
Guess Thomas Wolfe was right: You can't go home again.
A shot of Silver Spoon with Diamond Tiara.
The past continues to haunt Sunset.
"I had no idea the whole school would be here."
"Quite the eye-catching advertisement..."
"...if I do say so myself."
"And it smells like cake!"
That was kinda uncalled for.
"I used frosting instead of paste!"
"Uh, Fluttershy, you've got a little somethin', uh... "
How could Flutters not interpret AJ pointing her nose as the area where she got something?
Sunset: Here, let me help you with that.
Fluttershy: Thank you.
"Good afternoon, students."
"I just wanted to tell you all how pleased I am..."
"...that so many of you are going to participate in the first ever Canterlot High School Musical Showcase!"
"This is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for all our after-school programs here at CHS. So keep working on those signs and posters."
"I think it's going to be one of the most exciting events we've had at CHS since the Fall Formal."
Why are you mad at her, Trixie? Is it because Sunset chose Snips and Snails to be her minions instead of yours?
Why did Principal Celestia have to bring that up?
Poor Sunset. You can't just let the past ruin your life, can you?
This is the doorway to the rehearsal room.
"Ugh! I am never gonna live that down."
"You were pretty bad at the Fall Formal."
"A demon. I turned into a raging she-demon."
"AND tried to turn everyone here..."
"...into teenage zombies..."
"...for your own personal army!"
Rarity: "Aww, darling..."
"...you have us, and we've forgiven you for your past... ahem... booboos."
"To be honest, I'd say the whole experience brought everyone at Canterlot High closer than ever before!"
♪ There was a time we were apart
But that's behind us now ♪
♪ See how we've made a brand new start ♪
♪ And the future's lookin' up ♪
♪ And when you walk these halls
You feel it everywhere ♪
♪ Yeah, we're the Wondercolts forever ♪
The "tail" is nearly finished
♪ And I'm so glad that we're better ♪
Trixie's looking pretty crafty here.
...joined by the Crusaders...
Only the Great and Powerful Trixie can do an epic photo-bomb!
♪ There was a time we couldn't see past the differences ♪
♪ That separated you and me
And it left us on our own ♪
Pinkie's about to sing her solo.
♪ But now you walk these halls
And friends are everywhere ♪
♪ Yeah, we're the Wondercolts forever, ah-oh, yeah! ♪
♪ We are all together (Ah ah ah ah ah oh) ♪
♪ Now it's better than ever ♪
♪ Now that we are back on track ♪
♪ Yes, I'm so glad that we're better ♪
She looks really cute here.
♪ Oh, yeah, we're better than ever ♪
♪ Oh, yeah, we're better than ever ♪
♪ Oh, yeah, we're better than ever! ♪
Do you get the feeling that these girls are seriously tempting fate with that song?
Wow, approval from Sunset Shimmer on something not diabolical. That's a first.
"I still can't believe that happens when we play!"
"Ooh! I've got to look into some new accessories!"
"Something that looks good in a longer ponytail."
"Ooh! Maybe some clip-on earrings for when I get those adorable pony ears."
"I just wonder WHY it happens. Princess Twilight took her crown back to Equestria. Shouldn't that mean she took all the magic back with her?"
"Who CARES why it happens? It makes my band totally awesome!"
"Duh! It was my idea to start the Rainbooms so we could be in the showcase."
"Plus I'm the lead singer and guitarist." (No matter what universe, Dashie always seems to be conceited. Also, notice Pinkie wearing a cymbal on her head like a hat.)
"Uh, we're getting there. Rarity's still coming in a little late on the second verse, and Applejack's bass solo could use a little work."
"They'll get it together in time for the showcase."
Typical Rainbow Dash, always thinking she's right and everyone else is wrong.
"Uh, I don't suppose any of our friends from, uh... out of town might come? It being a special charity event and all."
"Sorry, Flash. I don't think Twilight is gonna be back at Canterlot High any time soon."
"I just, you know, thought I'd ask."
"Uh, k-keep on rockin' it."
Looks like Flash still has that bad habit of bumping into things.
You saw nothing! Call me!
"Someone is quite the smitten kitten."
"I always forget you and Flash used to be an item."
"It's okay. Flash is a great guy and all, but I never really liked-him liked him. I was just using him to become more popular."
'Ugh! The old me really was just awful, wasn't she?"
Um... when you say "awful", do you mean "so diabolical that you stole a crown from Equestria and tried to force everyone to love you"? Then yes, you were.
"But the important thing is that you've turned yourself around."
"Thanks, Applejack, but I'm not sure everyone else at CHS feels the same way."
"Sunset Shimmer, please report to the main foyer."
"Gotta run. I volunteered to show some new students around the school."
"Thought it'd be good for them to get to know the new me..."
"...before they heard all the stuff about the old me."
"We've still got a few minutes before lunch starts."
"Um, Rainbow Dash? I was wondering if we could maybe play the song I wrote?"
"Oh, okay." (Rainbow's lying, Fluttershy. You do know that?)
"Hi. Are you the girls I'm supposed to show around?"
Standing in an ominous light. That is surely no indication of evil, right?
"Canterlot High's a great school. You're gonna love it."
"We really sense there's something... "magical" about this place."
"That's the science lab."
"Computer lab is in there."
"Oh! We're having a big..."
"...musical showcase this weekend! The whole school is pretty much rallying around it."
Sunset: "I'm sure, since you're new..."
"...Principal Celestia would let you sign up if you're interested."
"We have been known to sing from time to time."
"Hello! We sing, like, all the time."
"It's how we get people to do what we want."
"What you meant to say was that being in a musical showcase sounds like a great way to meet other students."
"Ah-oh, yeah. What she said I meant to say. That's what I meant... to say."
"And what you would have said if you weren't the worst."
"You'll have to excuse them."
Aria and Sonata: "Humph!"
This picture basically sums up all four girls' personalities for most of the film; awkward, scheming, surly, and air-headed (in that order, from left to right).
Adagio: "Hey, lay off the neckwear!" Watch it, Adagio! you might break Sunset's wrist!
"Sorry (not!). These pendants mean an awful lot to us."
"We'd just hate for anything to happen to them."
Hey, stupid, aren't you supposed to be going somewhere?
Sonata getting the ol' vaudevillian hook.
DJ Pon-3 and Octavia Melody together (in a way) again!
Apple juice, apple brown betty, and an apple. There's probably some sort of theme going on here with AJ's lunch.
"I don't know. I mean, these girls, they were..."
"There was something off about them."
"Maybe we should just let HER tell us."
"That's just it. I can't put my finger on it."
"They just acted sort of... strange around me."
"Maybe someone already talked to them. Told them about what I did."
"So much for first impressions."
"Oh, that's probably not it." (I'm gonna stop talking now.)
"This is it, girls. The moment we've been waiting for."
"The chance to get our true Equestrian magic back."
"Our voices are just strong enough..."
"...to make them want something so badly, they'll fight to get it."
"So we're just gonna do what we always do? Stir up some trouble and then feed off the negative energy?"
"It won't be the same as the times before! There is Equestrian magic here!"
"Their negative energy will give us the power we need to get this entire world to do our bidding."
(insert evil chuckle here)
"But we can get lunch after, though, right?" (There goes my evil mood!)
"It's Taco Tuesday
!" Hey, wait, didn't ANOTHER movie use that same thing before? (Okay, by now, the writers have made things too easy to make memes out of something.)
"My lead!" (If you pull a Starscream on me, Aria, I swear to Star Swirl...)
What, me laugh at someone else's misfortune? Noooo...
Those new girls can be clearly seen from that table.
Even the Crusaders look interested.
More students look oblivious.
What's wrong, Octy? Sirens got your tongue?
Hey, Adagio, Jem called, she wants her hair back.
Strummin' my pain with her fingers...
His guitar got touched...what!?
I guess they've never heard of the concept of "Keep your hands to yourself."
What's with the glowing effects?
"Here's a chance to find your flame."
Something worth pondering over?
"Me and you, you and me
Why don't we see who is better?"
"We don't have to be one and the same thing." #irony
"Oh what's so wrong with a little competition?"
"Are you afraid of failing the audition?"
Hope none of you shippers are getting any ideas.
"Yeah, you rise above the rest"
Big deal, the Mane Six can stand on tables without anyone lifting them.
"It doesn't matter who you hurt"
"If you're just proving you're..."
"...the best!" (Wow, that girl's got a flexible spine!)
Aria seems to be causing a rift between the Crusaders and Snips and Snails.
"You and me, me and you
Why don't we see who is better?"
Flash Drive vs. the Eco-Kids.
The Great and Powerful Trixie is always up for some competition.
First time Octy is seen singing.
Now we've got both of her versions singing! Not a solo maybe, but none the less.
Is the green smoke the EQG equivalent of Changeling
"Oh, they're that kind of off!"
What do you suppose Photo and Trixie are discussing?
"How else could you explain what happened back there?"
Well, Sunset, how do you explain your missing cutie mark?
"Last thing she needs is another CHS event almost ruined by some power-crazed lunatic."
"Dark magic? I find that very hard to believe."
"Those girls came into my office earlier and were absolutely delightful."
"Perhaps Sunset Shimmer is just eager to make someone else out to be a bad element, so that her actions at the Fall Formal will become old news."
"They still haven't forgiven me yet. I could see why you might think that, but--"
"That's not what's happening! We saw all of this go down in the cafeteria too!"
"Yes, but isn't your band supposed to be part of the Musical Showcase?"
"Perhaps you're all just worried that the Dazzlings will steal your spotlight."
"It's the name of their musical group. That's why they came by my office earlier today – to sign up for the Showcase."
"Even sang a little song to Vice Principal Luna and I."
Looks as if Celestia and Luna are also under the spell.
Here's Pinkie on the statue.
"I can't believe they got to Principal Celestia..."
"...and Vice Principal Luna, too."
"They've gotten to everybody!"
"We were there when the Dazzlings were singin'..."
"...and we weren't affected."
"It was like we were protected somehow."
"So let's take them down! It's not like we haven't tangled with dark magic before..."
"...and totally whooped its sorry butt!"
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire,
Your children are gone.
(Why doesn't that last part ever rhyme or make sense?)
"There may be some kind of magic inside us, but it only comes out when we play music."
"I sure don't know how to use it to... whoop anybody's butt"
"If only we could get a message to Twilight."
"Maybe she could tell us how to break the spell..."
"...the Dazzlings have cast on our friends."
"Well, that's not gonna happen."
Rarity, always the drama queen.
"And I get the feeling they don't exactly have cell phones where she's from."
Thinking, thinking, thinking...
"...how we can get in touch with Princess Twilight!"
Rummaging through her stuff. (What is Pinkie looking at?)
"When I was Princess Celestia's student back in Equestria, she gave me this."
Is Sunset trying to open the Chamber of Secrets?
"Even after I abandoned my studies, I held on to it."
"Deep down, I guess I knew I was making a big mistake..."
"...and I wanted to still have a way to reach out to her."
"That's a book, darling. What do you mean, 'maybe still works'?"
"It used to be that if I wrote something here, it would appear in the pages of a book in Princess Celestia's library."
"I get a message to her, then she could get a message to Princess Twilight."
"So what are you waiting for? Get to writing!"
I'll even let you use my lucky pen, gal pal!
Thanks, Rainbow... I suppose.
"Been a long time since I've written these words."
"Dear Princess Celestia..."
A beautiful day in Ponyville.
There goes our little muffin queen.
Let's see what our favorite six ponies are up to.
AJ and Flutters pushing a box. May it contain the mirror
Of course, one simply must not be too clean.
What's wrong, Rarity? Pinkie blowing up a balloon should be nothing new to you.
"Where do you want all these books?"
Pinkie, pretty sure your throne has three balloons on it, not apples.
"Even this one that's glowin' and vibratin'?"
They may not have cell phones in Equestria, but books seem to somehow act like them.
What do you mean by "glowing and vibrating"?
"It looks like a message to Princess Celestia..."
"...from my friends at Canterlot High."
"How is that even possible?"
"...it sounds like they need my help."
"The way Sunset Shimmer described them..."
"... I think these new girls sound an awful lot like... the sirens."
"I don't actually know what that is!"
The sirens were three beautiful..."
"...but dangerous creatures..."
"... who had the power to charm ponies with their music."
" But to maintain this power..."
"... they had to feed on the negativity and distrust of others."
"The more of this negative energy they consumed, the stronger their voices became..."
"...and the farther they could spread their dark magic."Babs Seed
"I don't think I like this story very much."
"If the sirens had their way, they would have divided and conquered all of Equestria."
"But a certain Star Swirl the Bearded wasn't having it."
"Rumor has it he found a way to banish them to another world – one where he believed their magic power would be lost"
"That world must have been the one where my Canterlot High friends live."
"But Star Swirl must have sent them there ages ago. How come they're just surfacin' now?"
"I don't know. But if my hunch is right..."
"...and it is the sirens who have come to Canterlot High, this spell they've cast is just the beginning."
"My friends need me. I have to get back to them."
"I hate to burst your bubble, Twilight..."
"...but the connection between their world and Equestria..."
"...will still be totally cut off for a super long time."
"Okay, first of all, if there was bubble-blowing going on..."
"...why wasn't I told about it?!"
"And secondly, if the connection is totally cut off..."
"...how was Sunset Shimmer able to get a message to Twilight?"
Oh, my Celestia! The pink pony has a point!