MLP:FIM-Review-S4ep10 – Rainbow Falls

Posted: January 18, 2014 in My Little Pony- Reviews




So this episode did a whole lot to develop the outside world more! Just like on the map of Equestria you can probably see somewhere… Rainbow Falls is a place we visited before (or atleast a place that’s very similar) within the episode “Sleepless in Ponyville”. So I thought that was a neat little snapshot of what the show can do with its continuity in the world of Equestria.

Apart from that, we got a highly entertaining episode that expands on the world of the more background characters. For example, we got voices for various characters we never heard before. Such as the famed “Steroid Pony” named appropriately “Bulk Biceps”, as well as the third member of the wonderbolts team and various other characters. We also got to see gryphons in the competition! Cool!

This episode revolved around Rainbow Dash trying to get into the Equestria Games… which is an understandable device, as well as continuation on the more background story behind season five. I’m guessing the actual Equestria Games will be held later on? Yes… definitely.

Every character was resoundingly IN character, as well as the writers wanton to include everyone in every episode… which is either good or bad for some. For me, it really doesn’t matter, as long as it doesn’t intrude on the more character developing scenes.

Thankfully, the one scene with emotional significance in this episode was played out near perfectly. As Dash found out (once again) how much her friends truly love her, and how much she truly loves her friends. Which is actually really true, since the heat of competition can sometimes cloud such thoughts.

Overall, it was a success in terms of an episode… as I’ve said, I really can’t scream and shout at this show. Because for how much the fandom around it is trying to make it out to be more than it is, in the end, it’s just a very good cartoon show that does what it does much better than other cartoon shows. I watch this show like I watch a good children’s entertainment, with my mind half shut, and laughing at the simplistic humor and the shockingly well-developed characters. G’day.

Grade: A-

  1. msgempire says:

    It was another great episode and the rest of the Mane Six were there for reasons pertaining to them. Rarity for costumes, AJ for nourishment, Pinkie as cheerleader, Twilight so awesome in her near-Celestia, I’ll let you know you’re mucking up but you have to work out how for yourself or you won’t learn from this experience role (plus her rainbow wig was so cute. I don’t usually think of such things in terms of the show but I did here. Was it like shaped like the blonde wig Rarity put on her in Equestria Girls hmmmm)

    I was wondering why Bulk Biceps and Fluttershy were on the relay team, but that was explained in-episode so that was great. Guess nopony is keen on the relay, but I guess you get more personal glory in individual races.

    Plus rainbow-rainbow-rainbow shine on the badge at the end. Something to further me theory perhaps 😀

  2. narrator007 says:

    For once, Fluttershy made me laugh way more than Pinkie Pie did. So, one way or another, Andrea Libman is doing her job!

    The first time I watched this episode, I was actually disappointed through most of it. I didn’t like Bulk’s new name, or new voice. Pinkie was making me cringe. And I felt angry about how the Wonderbolts were being portrayed (I’ve since gotten over that, reasoning that we don’t really know them that well; they’ve spent so little time on screen). But then Derpy appeared and all was right with the world.

    On my second and third viewings with commentary, I was able to enjoy the visual humor a lot more, and get used to Bulk’s new set of vocal cords.

  3. I liked it.. It had background characters more involved. Snowflake was funny.. And Dash was enjoyable, not only do find her design almost as cute as Pinkies. But I always liked her as a character, and this had her very much in character

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