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.
Release Year: 1991
Rating: 5.5/10 (19,363 voted)
Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti
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.
Writers: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird
Professor Jordon Perry
(as Kenn Troum)
News Room Staff
Ernie Reyes Jr.
(as Francois Chau)
(as Toshishiro Obata)
Cowabunga, it's the new turtle movie.
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Release Date: 22 March 1991
Filming Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $20,030,473
(24 March 1991)
Did You Know?
The abandoned subway station, which serves as the Turtles' new lair, is based on the real life "City Hall" Station of the former Interborough Rapid Transit company in New York City. Although the station itself is decommissioned, the track on which it is located is still active.
In the junkyard scene, part of Marc Caso's arm can be seen when Leonardo reaches for his katana blades and his costume opens up at the elbow.
First, we must observe the ancient ritual of the, uh, uh… traditional pre-fight donut.
Go Ninja Go Ninja Go!
Good times once again as we return with our turtles in a half shell,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is the popular
sequel to the very popular and successful movie Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles. We had some minor changes to this film, while the first movie
was a success, parents complained of it's dark nature and mild cursing.
So this film was a little brighter and family friendly, while it drug
the film down a little for some odd reason I still loved this movie.
Not only me but some of my other friends loved it as well, I don't know
if it's because we grew up with this film or whatever, but we still
have so much fun watching it despite it's cheesy themes and the fact
that Vanilla Ice makes a cameo with the ever infamous Ninja Rap that he
knew the lyrics and dance too before he even knew the song existed.
The Turtles have been forced to live with their friend the news
reporter April O'Neil because the Foot Clan know the whereabouts of
their lair in the sewers. While the Turtles are looking for a new home,
they encounter a pizza delivery boy named Keno, who is trying to fight
off a band of robbers by means of his skill as a martial artist, where
the Turtles intervene on his behalf. The Foot Clan, no longer as large
as it was in the first film, have retreated to a large junkyard, where
Master Tatsu, Shredder's second in command, attempts to take control of
the gang, but is challenged by Shredder himself. Shredder was thought
to be dead. He now appears physically deformed and obsessed with
obtaining revenge, to achieve which he sends a Foot member to pose as
an intern at the news network and trail April. April is shown making a
report on the efforts of an industrial organization known as TGRI to
neutralize pollutants that have resulted from their experiments.
Splinter, seeing the report on television, shows the Turtles and April
the canister of "ooze" that had caused himself and the Turtles to
mutate into their present forms, revealing that it was made by the
TGRI. The Turtles infiltrate the TGRI offices to seize a sample of the
ooze, only to encounter Tatsu and the Foot. Despite the Turtles'
efforts to stop them, Tatsu and the Foot escape, taking the last
canister of ooze and Professor Jordan Perry with them. Shredder later
instructs Perry to use the ooze to transform a snapping turtle and a
wolf into monsters, creating the characters Tokka and Rahzar.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is silly and
over the top, but it's still a really fun movie and has all the action
and good times the first one had. I absolutely loved the scene where
the turtles try to trick Tokka and Rahzar with the donuts, inside the
donuts are the cure to make them small again, but of course they don't
fall for it after a while and the turtles have the butts handed back to
them, big time. I also love the little flaw where the last film
Shredder is crushed in a garbage truck, he comes back to life, but he
becomes super Shredder where nothing should kill him at all, except for
a bridge that falls on him and the turtles, but the turtles manage to
survive, lol. It's all good though, this is just a fun movie and I'll
always watch it, besides you have to keep that Ninja Rap alive.