Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze1991
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Critic Consensus: Not only is the movie's juvenile dialogue unbearable for adults, but the turtles' dopey and casual attitude towards physical violence makes them poor kids' role models.
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as April O'Neil
as Prof. Jordan Perry
as Michaelangelo/Soho Man
as Donatello/Foot Soldier #3
as Chief Sterns
as Chief Stems
as Pizza Parlor Owner
as Parlor Assistant
as Teenage Girl
as Thug #1
as Soho Woman
as Foot Member
as Foot Member
as Crew Member
as TGRI Assistant
as TGRI Assistant
as TGRI Assistant #1
as TGRI Worker
as News Manager Phil
as Teenage Thug
as Foot Recruiter
as Old Woman Sophie
as Old Man
as Audience Member
as Disk Jockey
as Promoter's Aide
as Dancer #1
as Dancer #2
as Dancer #3
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Critic Reviews for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze
I don't think my negative reaction is a case of a parent forgetting the sort of mindless entertainment that he himself enjoyed as a child; rather the turtle fights are more depressing than joyful.
The artful grunge is gone -- and so's the edge. The whole movie is bright yet colorless
More dialogue-heavy and somewhat less frenetic, this sequel is somewhat more to my own taste.
One finds in them the same unabashed enjoyment of color and movement, of spectacular athletics and outrageous stunts, that animates the Hong Kong action cinema as a whole and makes it so superbly entertaining.
If the new film is considerably less imaginative than your average Punch-and-Judy show, it is, nevertheless, a step up from last year's turtle-fest.
Audience Reviews for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze
Sillier than the original and it's a little disappointing that they had to recast April, but still fun to watch. I can't say this is as good as the original because it feels like a step down, but I always enjoyed this one the most growing up and that still holds true. It doesn't take itself seriously at all, but still retains what makes TMNT fun (unlike number 3). There are times when they take the silliness too far, but overall it is pretty enjoyable and kids will most certainly love it. It has a special charm that is unexplainable to me.
The sequel to the cult children's film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" definitely loses the flare that made the first film so enjoyable, but the puns and choreography is more clever and dumb than ever, making this still a fun film to watch, even though you know you are viewing a pretty bad movie. Again, I respect anyone who bashes this trilogy, because I will have nothing to back it up, but the Turtles are just so loveable that you can't deny it's slight charm it has over you. The direction is fine, the acting is still hilarious, and the plot is even more preposterous this time around and the return of the main villain is never explained. I had a lot of fun watching this film, but I have no trouble admitting it is pretty lame. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze" is not terrible, but if I return to the series, it will be to the original!
4 turtles and a canister of ooze is what's on the table in Michael Pressman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Pizza too.
Cheesy, yet radically amusing is how the story plays out for its 80 minute entirety. Definitely, not as strong as its predecessor, but easily more entertaining. There isn't much in the way of character buildup, especially when all of the major characters have already gone through that in the first film.
While lacking emphasis on the individual weapons of the turtles, the martial arts segments have excellent choreography. The scenes at the end with music provided by Vanilla Ice is worthy of note. "Go ninja, go ninja, go!"
For 4 people in turtle costumes, the acting is what it is, backed by acceptable voice work. Paige Turco gets lost in the shuffle as April O'Neil. Ernie Reyes Jr. gets a chance to showcase top notch martial arts skills.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze passes by as quickly as a ninja vanishes. Cowabunga!
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