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

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The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

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Michelan Sisti ...
Michaelangelo / Soho Man
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Donatello / Foot #3
Kenn Scott ...
Raphael (as Kenn Troum)
Mark Caso ...
Leonardo / News Room Staff
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Shredder (as Francois Chau)
Toshishiro Obata ...
Raymond Serra ...
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Joseph Amodei ...
Parlor Owner
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Storyline

The turtles find out where the Ooze, the substance which made them mutate, came from. Unfortunately Shredder learns about it too, and uses it to enhance himself. So the turtles have to prove again who's the better ninja fighter. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Cowabunga, it's the new turtle movie. See more »


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22 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Tartarugas Ninja II - O Segredo do Ooze  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$78,656,813 (USA)
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The building used for the entrance to April's apartment is the office to the New York location of Jim Henson's Creature Shop. See more »

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During the junkyard scene, just before Donatello is thrown, you can clearly see that Leonardo's katanas are in their sheaths. After he is thrown the shot cuts back to Leonardo fighting and his katanas are no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Shredder: [after Tatsu locks a wolf and a snapping turtle into small cells] And these are the two most vicious animals you could find?
[Tatsu nods]
Shredder: Good. Professor?
Professor Jordan Perry: Preparations are complete, however...
Shredder: Begin.
Professor Jordan Perry: However, I feel free to re-register my original protest and remind you of the immense dangers of...
[Tatsu squares up to him and growls]
Professor Jordan Perry: ...That's enough talk from me. We'll begin.
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Ninja Rap
Written by Vanilla Ice, Earthquake, and Todd W. Langen
©1991 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Ice Baby/QPM Music Inc./ICBD Music
Performed by Vanilla Ice & Earthquake
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Pretty good sequel
20 May 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

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.


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