Thoughts on... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, 1991.

Directed by Michael Pressman.

Starring Kenn Scott, Lauri Faso, Michelan Sisti, Robbie Rist, Leif Tilden, Adam Carl, Mark Caso, Brian Tochi, Ernie Reyes Jr., Paige Turco, François Chau and David McCharen.

Synopsis:

The teenage mutant ninja turtles must face their past and fight against their strongest foes yet.

Released less than a year after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), this sequel may boast a bigger budget but unfortunately it would seem that little of that money was spent on developing a decent script. Clearly aiming itself at a slightly younger audience, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is lacking in darkness and wit - two key ingredients that made the original so enjoyable. The story has been simplified so youngsters can easily follow, and much of the violence is now toned down to the point where the
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