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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful:
An epic quest. . ., 29 July 2002
Author: Zalis from NE
When I first saw "The Matrix," I was immediately reminded of the opening graphics of this high-quality cartoon show. This show never disappointed me with its smart writing, very good animation, and its storyline. . .it has a more or less continuous plot, at least towards the end. My favorite two episodes were "Less than Zero," where the team seeks after ghosts in a huge Venetian island mansion (kind of a fusion between "Ghostbusters" and "The Shining") and an episode where the team lands on an island that has, again, a haunted house. Johnny and Jesse become possessed by two dead lovers, and in a very cute scene, find themselves kissing as the spirits leave their bodies. It's a shame that the lowgrade animation and lowest common denominator catchphrase spewing humor of shows such as Powerpuff girls and Dexter's Laboratory are what we get these days. P.S. It may be sacrilage, but I daresay that "Real adventures" was BETTER than the original Johnny Quest.
11 out of 13 people found the following review useful:
Killed Too Soon..., 3 September 2000
Author: ProcurerFaith from Still Somewhere Beyond Mars...
I think this show was killed by hype before it got a chance to shine.
Multitudes of licensed product hit the market weeks in advance of it's
release in 1996 and an entire first season was broadcast over a month-
killing the chance to get up any kind of audience level.
It's a real shame, because this show is DIFFERENT. It took a walk on the wild side from your average cartoon show, with characters you can believe in in situations of real danger. I'd also like to add that the original JQ was the first of it's kind, but was also one of the first cartoons to involve a front-line 'minority race' character- Hadji.
Somebody needs to tell CN and WB that it's not all about making money. Sometimes, just sometimes, it's about entertaining the masses.
9 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
One of the best cartoons of all time., 28 August 2000
Author: eko123 from Toronto, Canada
As I had watched a few episodes of the original Jonny Quest cartoon and had
liked them, I decided to give this new series a try. I was completely blown
away by the quality of "The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest". The
stories were intelligent and interesting, while the characters were totally
believable and likeable. This is one of the few shows that does not adhere
to any tired cliches commonly found in other children's toons and does not
"dumb down" to viewers. I disagree with some fans of the original series
who dislike newer characters like Jessie Bannon. Jessie is an excellent
role model for young girls because she is strong, assertive, intelligent,
and Jonny and Hadji's equal instead of the stereotypical female "airhead"
sidekick or "damsel in distress".
This cartoon ranks up there with other smartly-written children's cartoons like WB's Batman, Batman Beyond, and Superman animated series, The Tick, Power Puff Girls, and Transformers: Beast Machines. It's too bad that something like "Real Adventures of Jonny Quest" would not survive in today's TV market.
7 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
TBS's Pride and Joy!, 22 January 2003
Author: Pimpin` Critic 69 from Your Critic of Critics
TBS in the nineties aired some pretty cheesy shows like "Captain Planet" but in 1996 it reinvented itself with this outstanding television show. Like the title says it, this were the REAL adventures because in the original Dr. Quest and Race Bannon seemed to be doing all the work. While in this show Jonny and Hadji were the stars. This was also a much superior show with outstanding plots and characters! Too bad the show was canceled so soon.
5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Yes!, 25 June 2004
Author: (Rawkstars_Girlfriend) from Riverside, CA, USA
I loved this show and was <i>so disappointed</i> when it was cancelled after only two seasons. I loved the plots of each episode, and the characters were far more interesting than they had been in previous versions of the show. I'm so glad to be able to enjoy it on DVD since my old recordings of the episodes are incomplete and wearing down. I can only hope that there will soon be a new incarnation of Jonny Quest's adventures because they get better each time, especially with the inclusion of Race's daughter, Jessie, and the addition of Quest World, which would be far more interesting and cheaper to produce with today's technology. Oh well, I do miss it.
4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
The best Jonny Quest... atleast so far!, 5 April 2002
Author: Tanzim Husain from England
The best Jonny Quest... at least so far!
I've had the opportunity of going through all the incarnations of Jonny Quest, including the original, but nothing beats the latest offering.
Old timers might disapprove Jesse or the new Dr. Zinn, but I totally liked them. The most awesome thing about the new show is how it had adapted itself to the 90's superb animation with breathtaking CGI, fast paced action with a cool soundtracks and excellent voice characterizations just the thing that will not only attract a whole new generation of teen age carton watchers, but also the old fans of the Quest family too!
Too bad it didn't last too long guess that's life.
Hoping for yet another Quest reincarnation.
4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
The Quest ended too soon., 23 July 1999
Author: Skyrcket from Skyrocket
This was such a great show! Johnny is the perfect character for a 90's
adventure show. TRAoJQ had the great action-adventure feel of the 60's
but gave it a cool 90's, sci-fi spin. Not everyone agreed with stuff like
the introduction of Jesse and the new Dr. Zinn, but I thought they were
great. Jesse was a awesome character and Johnny's equal in every way. Plus
the romantic tension between them was fun. The new Dr. Zinn was much
than the 60's one. I was never afraid of the old man version.
Anyway, this is a great cartoon that meet its end way to early. Watch if you get the chance.
6 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
Kick butt cartoon., 27 July 1999
Author: Ed Weiss (email@example.com)
I loved this cartoon. Most suspenseful stories you can get in a cartoon, with a great Micheal Chrichton/Deen Koontz flavor to them. Much better than the original. Fun, entertaining, cartoon.
Hanna Barbera's Jonny Quest Real Adventures, 28 June 2008
Author: konway7 from United States
I always enjoyed Hanna Barbera cartoons when I was young. They gave so
many great cartoons. SWAT Kats, Pirates of Dark Water, Classic Jonny
Quest, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and other fun shows.
This was another great show from them. First Season had some good episodes. But I love the second season. I love second season. I still enjoy the episodes. There is always a mystery behind many of these episodes. There are wonderful second season episodes like More than Zero, The Mummies of Malenque, Ghost Quest, General Winter, and many others. My favorite episode is The Dark Mountain. I loved it, because it takes place in Quest Compound. And the strange things go around Quest Compound.
Glenn Leopold and Lance Falk are brilliant writers. It's surprising that they are less known. They also wrote many episodes of SWAT Kats. There are also some great episodes from First Season like Ezekiel rage, Future Rage, and Rage's Burning Wheel.
I still enjoy this show. Cartoon Network was so great when they had shows like these.
love it, 15 October 2007
Author: boy07002 from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I was so disappointed when that show got canceled. I was a faithful watcher everyday. I just hope they re-put it on the TV someday. My favorite episode was where Johnny and Jessie got possessed by ghost lovers and kissed. I loved every episode though. I have no idea why people woudn't like it, it was awesome. I like the fact that it had a girl in it unlike the original series and the romantic moments between Johnny and Jessie. I wanted to see what was going to happen to them. I thought the opening theme was too cool. I also liked the one that had the haunted stage coach and the western lady; where the stage coach crashes over the side of a cliff in a cave.
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