but didn't Fluttershy try to talk to the bats and they wouldn't listen, and when she asked for more time to reason with them, AJ said that she couldn't afford wasting time and decided to run them out? At least that's how i remember it...
If you didn't care for the first movie, then, yeah, you're probably not gonna like the second. EG2 was, I think, kinda weak.
The first was kinda cute, a few design flaws here and there, but - ultimately - cute. A song or two was questionable, the character concept designs were a little odd (particularly the whole boots and skirts thing.), but good build-up, climax and ending.
The second, we get a peak of Princess TwilightSparkle's new castle(a very small peak), Sunset Shimmer is converted to a good guy who realizes she was evil and is trying to repent - though most of the school still rejects her; there's a few funny parts where the girls - all seven of them - have a sleep over at Pinkie's house, but that's about it. In fact, one part that kinda killed it for me was the ending. I won't give it away incase you're ever curious, but I will say that - to me - it felt like a moment where the writers said, "It's time to end it." and just threw in something that was basically the equivalent of slamming on the breaks.
One plus to it, Twilight now has access to Earth when ever she wants it - I predict crossovers in future episodes. Can't wait, by the way.
One last thing, now that Sunset Shimmer is good, I think she's kinda cute. For a cartoon character. The look of evil really doesn't help some people's/ponies' complexions.