Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze
The crime-fighting Turtles -- Michaelangelo (Michelan Sisti), Donatello (Leif Tilden), Raphael (Kenn Troum), and Leonardo (Mark Caso) -- return in this quickly made sequel to the popular superheroes' first film. The story concerns arch-enemy Shredder, who kidnaps nutty professor Jordan Perry David Warner, the man who invented the infamous ooze, in order to use the ooze to destroy the Turtles. Shredder enlists his hapless German shepherd puppy named Rahzar and a baby snapping turtle named Toko and dips them in the ooze to turn them into horrible and imposing ninja warriors. But on the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Neither as fun nor as faithful to the spirit of the original comics. It's a bigger, slicker movie, but not a better one."
‑ Steven Rea, Entertainment Weekly
"The bigger budget is a blessing."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The Turtles return in this underwhelming sequel that generally fares about as well as its predecessor..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This lacks the darkness and subtlty that makes th first film so good, and so adult, but its simplified plot and gags will appeal to the under tens."
‑ Lloyd Bradley, Empire Magazine
"For losers"
‑ John Esther, Pasadena Weekly
"The murky lighting, uninteresting human characters and violence of the original have been modified in the more amiable sequel, mostly to good effect."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The Turtles, when not battling Shredder or providing Vanilla Ice with the basis for a rap number, kid around in enjoyable ways."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"This is one of those rare sequels that actually lives up quite nicely to the original."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The sequel plays things very safe"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"The muppets look mighty fake, and Vanilla Ice was better in Cool as Ice, but check out wrestler Kevin Nash as Super Shredder."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"One can have a reasonably amusing time with this predictable sequel, which is a bit longer on action and shorter on wit and character than the original."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Next time, if the Turtles really want to hurt 'em, they should call on Hammer."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Clever if rather mechanical."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This one should have oozed out of the can before it got into any theaters."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Not only insulting to your intelligence, but also harmful for children to watch."
‑ Derek Smith, Apollo Guide

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