WARNING, SPOILERS FROM THE GET GO
So I saw Equestria Girls 2 via YouTube, and I must say it didn't disappoint at all, I won't say it was better than the first one, but it is most certainly on par with it, while I was more optimistic about it since the first one managed to impress the majority of the doubters, there was the elephant in the room of that "is a sequel necessary?" Well I say it tied in very well with the first film, in that the Dazzlers were drawn to the school by the magic used to defeat Sunset Shimmer, however I was a little confused by the fact even though it was this event that drew the Dazzlers there, the movie still takes place AFTER the season 4 finale, the events of the whole season would've taken a few months to occur realistically, so I think that time must pass differently in the two worlds, like in the Narnia universe.
As well as the main story, there was the subplot of how Sunset Shimmer is trying to fit in after her fall from disgrace, I thought that it was handled very well, I expected the whole thing to be a quirk in the main plot that wouldn't have a lot of focus, however it turned out to be the pivotal point in the film.
Speaking of Sunset Shimmer I also liked the way that she was the one responsible for allowing Twilight to return using the diary that Celestia gave her to send the message, and that Twilight was able to use that book to force the portal to open instead of needing for there to be a full moon, something I found interesting though is that Twilght was never the main focus of the film, it was more about the band as a whole trying to keep the whole thing together in order to stop the Dazzlers.
I also liked how some of our favourite background characters were used as well, with Lyra and Sweetie Drops (Bon Bon) appearing together throughout the film, even playing together on the same piano and giving each other a... "Look" which seems to fit with certain fanons, also Octavia having her first speaking role, while it was only one line, the voice seemed to work well for her and wasn't a far cry from what we've heard in some fan works, and of course Derpy was there, playing some weird indescribable instrument.
Flash Sentry was there too, but he as about as important to the plot as he was in the first film and it turns out he can be very shallow which surprised no-one.
So on top a story I don't think anyone fully predicted with Sunset Shimmer being the hero that helps turn the final battle around, Hasbro decided to pull a Marvel Comics on us with a post credits scene setting up Equestria Girls 3, it turns out that the human world does indeed have a doppelgänger for Twilight Sparkle, who has been investigating the the strange occurrences at Canterlot High from afar, so I'm going to make a few predictions for the trifector right now:
1: Human Twilight will investigate the school close up and will become confused and indeed cause confusion when she is acknowledged by six strangers who think they know her.
2: Human and Pony Twilight will meet, causing a dangourous paradox that could jeopardise the balance in both worlds
3: The human and pony Mane Six will all meet each other in Equestria in order to defeat the powerful threat they will face.
4: The connection between the two worlds will be severed (seemingly) permanatly.
What did you guys think of the movie? I'd love to know.
Listening to: Nothing
Watching: Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks
Playing: God of War