Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Yawn. Poorly Filmed Snooze Fest.
I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.
It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
The first sequel to the motion picture Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where the turtle fighters and archenemy Shredder battle to obtain the last canister of the ooze that created the turtles, which Shredder wants to use to unleash an army of new mutants for control of the city.There are plenty of martial arts action in this movie, but there are also some cheesy dialog and a non-suspenseful plot, which made this sequel a little less entertaining than the previous movie. This film lacked a solid subplot as well.Much of the characters lack energy and zest. Paige Turco as April O'Neil didn't really contribute much to the movie and was mostly on the sidelines; Toshishiro Obata as Shredder's right-hand man Tatsu just stands there with a mean look on his face - not lifting a finger in any of the fight scenes; and Ernie Reyes Jr. as Keno didn't have much of a purpose in the film.Overall, a very average superhero sequel.Grade C-
I have to admit the first one is a lot better then this second one, but that doesn't change the fact this one was fun and exciting. The ninja turtles return in this all new adventure about a secret from their past.*SPOILERS BELOW* TMNT 2: The Secret of the Ooze brings back our awesome heroes in a half shell to find a out a mysterious secret from their past that made them so. Discovering their origins from a company called TGRI and from their closest friend and News Reporter April O'Neil the turtles once again come into conflict with the evil Shredder over mysterious green Ooze that transformed the turtles and their master and father Splinter. Only this time Shredder plans on using the Ooze for his own evil purposes and revenge to wipe out the heroes once and for all. This all new adventure brings in new characters as well, a new actress plays April O'Neil and she does an OK job of her role, only I wish she was more involved in the story. A new side kick comes into the picture too, Keno is cool and don't get me wrong he is more ninja then anything but he is not Casey Jones, who is one of my favorite characters, I feel like the directors put Keno in the story just to put in him in it, we don't know much about him other then the fact that he is a young ninja and delivers pizza. I wish Casey were in this story. Then there is Professor Perry who is a vital part of the creation of the Ooze and I like how he gets along well with the turtles. The two monsters, Toka and Razar, are kind of cheesy, the directors made them look tough but in my eyes they were just pushovers who chased the turtles around just to scare them away, Shredder should have destroyed them when he had the chance. I give TMNT: 2 Secret of the Ooze an 8/10 and this is why. The directors should have stuck with the original cast from the first one, especially Casey Jones and his actor. April should have been more involved with the story like the two monsters kidnapping her or something? And the two monsters were cool, but they should have been more vicious and scary then what they were. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it because I am a TMNT fan and it was creative and good, but it could have been better hence the 8/10 rating I give it. I would encourage you to watch it, it is fun and good but I feel it's not that original.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the OozeThe best way to prevent cartoon violence from occurring at home is to lock up your anvils.Thankfully, the swordplay in this action-adventure is kept to a minimum.Torn between revealing themselves and remaining hidden in the sewers, the ninja turtles may have just found the answer in the contaminated ooze that mutated them years ago.Unfortunately, the scientist (David Warner) who formulated it has been kidnapped by Shredder (François Chau) and forced to create mutant cronies for him using the ooze.The ensuing battle eventually culminates at a Vanilla Ice concert where Shredder consumes the last vile, with mixed results.With the violence toned down and the laughs turned up to appease opponents of the first, TMNTII is a bastardized version of its self that doesn't even come close to capturing the original's oomph.Worse, without weapons a ninja is lamer than someone doing tai chi in the park.Red Lightvidiotreviews.blogspot.ca
I know a vast majority of people find that sequels don't live up to the originals. Rarely do I come across a sequel that's better then the first, and this movie is no different. Though it's not better then Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(1990), it is still a very well made sequel in my own personal opinion. They keep the same formula of the comedy and action. Some good and not so good one liners from everyone including Master Splinter. This movie definitely continues the story very well. You really feel like you're watching a continues story with the first one. It does what you want from a sequel. Adds just a little bit more to the story, while keeping the old one at heart.