A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.
Johnny Yong Bosch,
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>
Daniel Pesina stated in an interview on the UpUpDownDown (2015) Youtube series that the ninja turtle costumes had very small eye slits for the actors to see out of that were also a good 3 inches away from their faces instead of being flush. So as a result, most all fight scenes show foot clan actors standing around waiting to be hit because the turtle actors couldn't see what they were doing. Pesina went on to explain that if you watch close enough, the Ninja Turtles would first throw out random punches and kicks and then a Foot Soldier would bend and jump in front of them so they could be hit. This explains why many of the foot soldier actors couldn't throw back any punches or kicks of their own as the turtle actors didn't have the ability to react. In a way, this helped tone down the criticisms of the first movie being too violent as there was little to no back-and-forth fighting and the Ninja Turtles would quickly defeat their enemies with one strike. See more »
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 »
[the Turtles have been rescued by Splinter]
That's right, Shredder, you forgot, we carry insurance.
Yeah, Mutual Splinter dude!
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German version had cartoon-like sound effects added to the soundtrack in the fight scenes. See more »
The sequel to the smash hit 1990 TMNT, starts off greatly with an introduction to a new character (Keno) and has a great pizza scene showing how the city loves New York pizza as well as metaphorically showing the viewers watching that this indeed is a turtles movie...The opening music is great and is perfect for the city scene.
The plot is not as well thought out as the original but still does the turtles a good name for them...I still feel they rushed it a little seeing that the movie was in production right after the 1st movie went into theaters...I seem to feel the super shredder was the turning point in the franchise, meaning that it went from a sort of Tim Burtan feel with TMNT 1, and ended up with a corny kid focused feeling with the introduction of the super shredder..and the ninja rap didn't help either..all though I thought it was cool....I just wished secret of the ooze was more of a dark TMNT movie....which the 1st movie held on to strong.
The addition of Professor Jorden Perry and the whole TGRI company was a great idea to explain the chemical spill and the mutation the turtles went through. His mature nature and serious tone helped the movie maintain a sense of maturity as well as stability in the plot.
The acting was great in this one as well and the comedy was just as good as in the first movie. Although Corey Feldman did not voice Donetello in this one, the replaced voice actor was great...I even might say that the actor that voiced Don in TMNT 2 is just as good as Cory Feldman's voice acting in the 1st and 3rd movie.
IN conclusion, TMNT: Secret of the Ooze is a great sequel that is both funny as well as serious and is a great movie for any age. The only thing that bothered me was that is was slightly too focused on the youth audience and didn't stay 100% with the original's dark atmosphere.
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