The evil Shredder believes he's found what gives the turtles their power and proceeds to create dangerous mutants. Armed with Professor Perry's anti-mutant antidote, it's up to the crime fighting turtles and a pizza delive... more »ry boy to conquer these mutants.« less
Jewl W. (wallja99) from STEVENS POINT, WI Reviewed on 10/6/2010...
These movies are for everyone. It does not matter if you are 5 or 75 they are just so darn cute you can not help but laugh. They maybe fro teh 1080's but people will be watching them in 3010.
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Pretty good sequel
Inspector Gadget | On the trail of Doctor Claw | 12/01/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This film opens with tremendous confidence and energy. The humor of the Turtles may be so 1990 but I still dig it. The opening scene in the shopping mall is way funny and a great way to introduce is to the sequel. At the time the style of the Turtles wasn't so stale, so the plot may seem a bit childish or dumb now.I have no doubts that if this movie were made today it would not be subtitled 'The Secret of the Ooze'. One can hardly expect high art from a movie called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II but they could have subtitled it something a little less crass. Apparently taking place right after the first movie (where's Casey) it wastes no time bringing back the Shredder and the rest of the Foot Clan.This time Shredder aims to steal the cannister of ooze that mutated our heroes so he can make his own monsters to avenge his defeat. The result is Tokka and Rahzar and it seems like a half-attempt at a live-action version of Rocksteady and Bebop. As you can imagine, this plot isn't very clever. But the movie never really lulls so long as our heroes are on screen.Look out for a cameo by Vanilla Ice (looking alarmingly like Dolph Lundgren) at the end. It's so dated it may be difficult to watch but as long as your alone you won't have to cringe.The DVD has wonderful motion menus as well as a great 1.85:1 anamorphic picture with Dolby 5.1 sound. Extras are thin but still it's a great buy."
Ahh, my first exposure to the live action turtles
alex bushman | Michigan | 02/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great stuff. Very funny and violent in a harmless kind of way. Ernie Reyes Jr. was on his way to becoming an action star for the younger set with this film, unfortunately, he ran smack into the movie "Surf Ninjas" and ruined his film career, but I still saw him years afterward as a judge on beauty contests. What a good kid film can get you into nowadays. Anyway, this film takes the Turtles back into the vague illusion of the genre which was the genesis of this story in the first place, science fiction. We find more of the glowing ooze and what it does if consumed by Shredder. Also of great note is the cameo by Vanilla Ice as the club performer. Although he was never really cool to me I think his cameo in this film is the thing of genius because he's just so odd of a man. He did have charisma back then and he doesn't now because he lied to us about his being raised in a harsh environment. In reality, he was so popular back then that he probably wouldn't be playing at a small club, he'd be playing arenas, but that's not as alluring, or immediate as a small basement club that the Turtles happen to crash into while being pursued by the foot squad. What he ends up rapping isn't great in retrospect, nothing he's ever done, or will do, will ever be that good, but all my friends that went to see it wanted to talk about was that rap, it was simple, dancable, and set to the club atmosphere which I had never experienced before. Ultimately, the movie is just as odd in an attempt to be more bloodlessly violent, funny, and over the top than the previous film. What it ends up skipping out on is the human story which makes the first film better, in my opinion. The Turtles are so entertaining because they are more than human, but it's no surprise that they resemble a human scientific genius, hothead,standup comedian, and jock-like captain. It's when the Turtles are in contrast to people that they shine the most and they seem to do less of in this film while still remaining entertaining."
A pretty good movie
Luci | 10/12/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'd really like to give this movie 5 stars because I love and have loved the ninja turtles since they came out in the late 80's. The movie is well done, the costumes look better in the second movie then they do in both the first and the third movie, and the overall tone of the movie is upbeat.
However there are several glaring flaws that caused me to wonder if the editors were sleeping when this movie was on the cutting room floor.
Things like their bandanas kept getting caught up under the spot where the turtle heads went over the neck on the costume. Costume malfunction? Constantly. Also there are SEVERAL scenes where they would have weapons strapped to their backs, then they wouldn't have them, then they'd have them again. I mean come on, what kind of ninjas would go into battle without their weapons? And at the end...when Shredder dumps the ooze on himself and mutates into SuperShredder....why in the world did his armor and clothes mutate also? (besides the fact that someone thought it would look 'cool'?)
Overall, the scripts were done well, even Ernie Rayes did a good job as Keno, AND did his own fighting sequences. Casey isn't in this one, we can only assume he's goongalla gone for a while...maybe he went back up to that house in the first one?
Two of the turtles voices are the same, Leo and Donny. Raph has a different actor in each movie, and Donny....only because Corey Feldman was working out his cocaine issues. His voice actor was good still, and I rather liked it better then Corey's voice, though Corey's voice was much more distinctive. And Leonardo's voice actor is the same guy who voiced Bunji from the Bionic Six cartoon (anyone remember that one?)
And don't forget to watch out for cameos by three of the four turtle actors. In order...Mikey is the guy with the snooty wife that talks to April outside her apartment "You're that newslady..." Leonardo is the foot who says something like "the junkyard was our fallback spot", and Donatello is the guy in April's newroom who's saying there is a phone call from the guy who "says his name's Donny..."
But I ramble. As I said before...I'd love to give this movie a 5, it being my favorite of the three movies, even though I will always be a fan of the NT comics moreso and would like to see a fourth movie done in true martial arts style, dark and angsty....like the comics. But... this movie was cute and very cartoony and great to watch with your kids. A good buy."
Nearly as good as the original
Luci | 08/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Turtles film is almost as good as the oringal. It's not quite as dark and serious as the first and does have a few goofy gimmicks. Actually specifically, it's the two mutants Shredder creates that are gimmicky. Still it's a cool movie. If you liked the first or anything Ninja Turtles related, give it a shot."
One of the Best Dumb Movies Ever!
N. Chiemelu | NYC, NY USA | 11/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I hadn't watched this movie in years, I was a huge Turtle fan back in the day, but then I bought the 3-disc movie set and the first one I popped in was Secret of the Ooze to watch with my friends. It was 10 times funnier than I remember because there were so many jokes that I never picked up on/got when I was kid that I can now (eg. the Ralph Nader/net joke).
The movie is much lighter and campier than the first but it works better that way. I mean, come on, we're dealing with a group of teenage mutant turtles who were trained in the art of the ninja by a giant rat named Splinter in New York City. You can't take it too seriously and the movie works well to just have fun with Leo, Donnie, Ralph and Mikey. The one flaw of this movie was no more crazy Casey Jones and the addition of that annoying Asian kid Keno (Surf Ninjas, another classicly bad great movie). Aside from that, I liked that the turtles had to deal with the fact that there origins were essentially a scientific "uh oh" and this movies has some of the best lines. Donnie: You take the ugly one! Ralph: No, you take the ugly one! Leo: I'll take the ugly one! Mikey: Which one's the ugly one?!
Oh, it doesn't get any better than that. Oh wait, Vanilla Ice is in the movie too so I guess it does."