Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
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.
The heroes in a half shells are back for some more tubular action and radical laughs! A couple of changes and additions to the franchise. Watching this again made me realize this had lots more to offer “the youth” than the first movie.
I loved how the whole opening sequence focused on PIZZA!
Lessons! The whole “doesn’t matter how you were brought to the world, it’s what you make of yourself”, “finding one’s destiny”, “not to give up” and “the gift of youth and the value of experience”. These were nice touches to the film, giving it a positive light.
The Turtles fight the evil nasty dudes, led by a resurrected Shredder. Part 2 involves the “Ooze” which mutated the Turtles and Splinter, into awesome! Evil creates Tokka and Rahzar, characters made by the original creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, which disappointed fans of the cartoon series. What happened to Bebop and Rocksteady?!?
What i enjoyed was the separation of Rafael from the group, in the comics the dudes a badass rebel. Who goes out at night as a (solo) vigilante a lot. I suggest checking out the violent TMNT comic books.
The fights were slightly improved and the gangs were still lame. Paige Turco was a better/hotter April O’Neil! Mad scientist “legend” David Warner does what he does best. And Ernie Reyes Jr. begins his journey into the spotlight.
Holy fuck Vanilla Ice!!! “Go ninja, Go ninja, Go!” - i totally forgot about this part. And upon doing some research i found out WWE/wresting superstar Kevin Nash was Super Shredder.
Dedicated to the memory of “Puppet Master” Jim Henson.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) was just too kiddie for me. TMNT (2007) was a good attempt at bringing them back, but CGI just didn’t do it for me. What i am excited for is the “possible/rumored” comeback of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012).