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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze Reviews

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June 19, 2016
Nostalgia lens aside, it's a pretty crummy follow up to the 1990 movie.
May 5, 2015
Kitschy nostalgia trip with some martial-arts violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2014
Hellbent on being innocuous, high-spirited fun, but it just comes off as shrill and shallow and dimwitted.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 6, 2014
I don't think my negative reaction is a case of a parent forgetting the sort of mindless entertainment that he himself enjoyed as a child; rather the turtle fights are more depressing than joyful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 6, 2014
The artful grunge is gone -- and so's the edge. The whole movie is bright yet colorless
August 6, 2014
While Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello are the spunky, upstaging stars of the film, they also have a better cast and story to work with.
August 6, 2014
The plot, as primitive as it is, still isn't very clear; it never acquires the spontaneity or the force of a true "story" but seems to exist mainly as a pretext for the familiar Ninja banter so beloved of the cult, as in "Cowabunga, dudes," and such forth
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2014
More dialogue-heavy and somewhat less frenetic, this sequel is somewhat more to my own taste.
August 6, 2014
One finds in them the same unabashed enjoyment of color and movement, of spectacular athletics and outrageous stunts, that animates the Hong Kong action cinema as a whole and makes it so superbly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2014
This sequel is less abrasive than its predecessor and was considerably less successful at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 6, 2014
If the new film is considerably less imaginative than your average Punch-and-Judy show, it is, nevertheless, a step up from last year's turtle-fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 6, 2014
This swindle of a sequel is so dim that it looks as if it were lit by candles.
August 6, 2014
The plot of Turtles II hinges on toxic waste and that turns out to be a pretty accurate description of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 3, 2011
The Turtles return in this underwhelming sequel that generally fares about as well as its predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 21, 2010
This is one of those rare sequels that actually lives up quite nicely to the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2010
Neither as fun nor as faithful to the spirit of the original comics. It's a bigger, slicker movie, but not a better one.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 18, 2008
Clever if rather mechanical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2007
The murky lighting, uninteresting human characters and violence of the original have been modified in the more amiable sequel, mostly to good effect.
April 26, 2007
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.
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