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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 canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

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Michaelangelo / Soho Man
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Donatello / Foot #3
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Raphael (as Kenn Troum)
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Leonardo / News Room Staff
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Shredder (as Francois Chau)
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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)  »

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As Tartarugas Ninja II - O Segredo do Ooze  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$78,656,813 (USA)
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Trivia

Both Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were disappointed that the studio had replaced Steve Barron with Michael Pressman as director and tried to make the film more like the cartoon show. See more »

Goofs

At about 37:58 when Shredder tells Tatsu to remove the bar because "it's time they learned who their master is", the shot goes back to show Tatsu from the front, where his lips are clearly moving, but there is no sound. See more »

Quotes

Donatello: Hey, is this gonna work?
[regarding the donut idea]
Michaelangelo: Is, like, Schwarzenegger hard to spell?
[Donatello prepares to spell but realizes its true]
Michaelangelo: Yeah.
[the turtles walk out into the middle of the construction site]
Donatello: Pretty quiet.
Raphael: [shouts and breaks the eerie silence] Shredder!
Donatello: [grabs Raphael] Thanks, Raph. I may never have the hiccups again!
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Followed by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) See more »

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Written by Mickey Mahoney, Troy Duncombe, and Rosano Martinez
©1990 EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd/Sony Music Publishing/Copyright Control
Performed by Magnificent VII courtesy of Truetone/EMI Records Australia Pty Ltd
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The turtles return to shell out more damage.
23 October 2009 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

There really is no point in going over everything once again for newcomers who should really watch the harmless and entertaining first movie anyway.

This time around we get a new April O'Neil (Paige Turco, a vast improvement over her predecessor), no Casey Jones, a little bit of mad science, a returning Shredder, some little athletic kid who kicks people to the ground in between delivering pizza and some great enemies for the turtles to try and destroy. Oh, and as the title would suggest, there's a more prominent role for the ooze that helped make the turtles what they would become and that's the main thrust of the plot: that ooze and how it is to be used/abused by those who get their hand on it. Simplicity itself.

This is, let's be frank now, not a great movie. And yet, somehow, it kept me entertained throughout and actually left me with a big grin on my face in places. Perhaps it was the familiarity of the characters, perhaps it was some of the genuinely half-decent action sequences, perhaps it was even just the excuse all these years later of STILL being able to laugh at Vanilla Ice (oh, do watch for that scene as it is priceless).

Nostalgia is all well and good in small doses but, thankfully, this movie was amusing, light and entertaining enough in a standard family movie way to pass the time without too much pain.

See this if you like: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Double Dragon, Tank Girl.


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