Not as good as JK 1
Tyler Penn | Wayne, PA | 01/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After seeing the first installment of Josh Kirby Time Warrior, I was hungry for more. I was asking many questions at the cliffhanger conclusion of "Planet of the Dino-Knights"... Would Josh ever get home? Would Zoetrope find all of the nullifier pieces and destroy the universe? Would Azabeth and Josh ever get it on? These questions haunted me until my return to the local Blockbuster video. I searched for JK2 but alas, it was already spoken for... I scanned all six covers and decided to rent JK5 "Journey to the Magic Cavern". What can I say... I like mushrooms. I was glad to see that JK's distribution company had put a brief synopsis of what I had missed in volumes 2-4. Upon returning to Josh and his crew, we find that Azabeth feels the need to bite people. Not just normal people, but mushroom people. Azabeth falls deathly ill. Josh, Prism and Doctor 1138 only have 12 yaba-daba's to find the muncher and save their dear friend Azabeth. And like Josh said, "You don't need to know how long a Yaba-daba is to know that Azabeth doesn't have much time". Along the road the crew meets some zainy characters. Fertatuchi helps the crew make their way through nightmare cavern toward the treachurous Muncher. Another zainy character is Ding-Dong. This throw back to the bull-headed character of Scrappy doo had his father eaten by the Muncher. Ding-Dong is out for vengeance. It is with this character and the fatally ill Azabeth that the all encompassing quote arises. "I'd be honored to kick muncher but by your side young Ding-Dong". Wow... If that's not power, I don't know what is. One of the most tension filled scenes is when Josh must cross a bridge that is hung above a flowing river of lava. This is especially difficult for Josh because in JK1, he is told that his community has been reduced to nothing but a pool of lava. Josh must swallow his fear and anger and cross the bridge. But the birdge had been constructed poorly (possibly by mexicans) and Josh must hurry before he plunges to his death. I'll let you decide if he makes it or not :) Some favorite quotes: "She's the one whow took a bite out of my head" "I'm sure he's a real fun-guy" "My tounge has been depressed enough for one day, Josh Kirby" End"