Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cartoon Quickie: Mighty Max

Tom Z: Welcome to another cool edition of Cartoon Quickie. Today we'll take a look at Mighty Max,a cartoon that's based off of a semi-popular toyline.

Tom Z: Mighty Max follows the adventures of a boy named Max,a sage named Virgil,and a warrior named Norm.

Tom Z: Max is The hero of the series he's a rambunctious young teenager who is very good at getting out of (and into) trouble. One day, he receives a mysterious package containing a videotape and a red baseball cap with a large, yellow "M" on it. The cap is actually an ancient key to various portals found throughout time and space, and as he soon finds out, Max has been chosen as its bearer and protector. Upon donning the cap, he becomes the Capbearer - the Mighty One. Max soon meets Virgil and Norman. Lastly, Max meets his arch-enemy Skullmaster. Sometimes,Max shows reluctance to be the Mighty One, which only seems to get him into trouble and even greater danger. He would rather get on with being a normal everyday kid and play with his friends, but Virgil and the cap leave him with little choice.

Tom Z: Virgil is an owl-esque creture and the last living Lemurian. The Lemurians either created or discovered the portals, and later created the key in order to access them. Virgil is over ten thousand years old, and is very knowledgeable about both the past and future. However, the majority of his trust rests on his ancient texts, and he seems to lack compulsion. Virgil is always serious, and quite often frustrated by Max's carefree ways.

Tom Z: Norman is Max's mighty bodyguard. Norman is usually serious,but unlike Virgil,he seems to enjoy Max's carefree ways. Most of the time,Norman desplay's a cool temperment and has rarely given into rage.

Tom Z: Skullmaster is the primary villain of the series and the arch-nemesis of the Mighty One. He's an ancient warrior-sorcerer whose lust for power has driven him to destroy at least two civilizations, the Lemurians and the Atlanteans.

Tom Z: Warmonger is Skullmaster's lame-brained right-hand man. He usually finds himself doing Skullmaster's dirty work, but also enjoys the positions of relative power this gives him over other minions. Cruel and sadistic,he briefly showed ambition and deviousness when he tried to kill Skullmaster in one episode.

Tom Z: Max has other enemies,but I'm gonna let you see them for yourseves. This mini-review is spoiler-free after all.

Tom Z: The Artwork and Animation are typical of the 90's,though a bit better than average. The Music is good and goes with the scenes. Typical adventure show music.
The Overall Writing is pretty good,cool stories in most episodes. And The Voice Acting is top notch.

Tom Z: Mighty Max is Mighty enteertaining and is worth the watch. Well that about wraps it up for this Cartoon Quickie,I hope you enjoyed it. This'll be the last Cartoon Quickie for awhile,but when this segment returns,It'll be better than ever.

Tom Z: This is Tom Z....saying Stay Gold.

2 comments:

Bountydog said...

I really liked Mighty Max! I strongly agree with the fact that it had nice scripts, that subtle (sometime less subtle) dark tone was capable of attract more than just kids. and well..there a re a lot of funny moments, really a good mix!
Nice review! Keep up the good work!

KingsSideCastle said...

Yeah...I liked the series as well. The action and storylines were really entertaining. Had a really exciting villain too. Nice Quickie!