Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze Reviews
After defeating the shredder, the turtles have grown closer with April O'Neil but struggle to adapt to regular life. However, when a mysterious ooze pops up that is related to their past, they make it their mission to find the last remnants of said ooze. With that being said, they also have not seen the last of the Shredder.
Now, I love the Ninja Turtles. I have ever since I was a kid and they're some of my favorite characters in cinema today. I actually find enjoyment in the newest adaptations and I proudly own the original film and the newest one. With that being said, there's no way I would want to own this adaptation.
First off, I think the turtles were totally misused and underutilized in this film. They're teenagers, yet we never necessarily get that goofy humor that we've grown so accustomed to. Michelangelo, my favorite, failed to make me laugh, and that's really saying something. They don't even have clear distinct personalities or looks, which really makes them hard to relate to or care about. They're ninja, but I don't think they ever used their weapons for combat. Not once were they used to hurt another foe, and at that point it was like, "Why bother give them weapons?"
The story was almost nonexistent and honestly, very boring. I didn't care about the situation at hand and frankly, nothing was ever really explained. Things kind of just happened for no reason and at that point, I was better off going to sleep.
The dialogue was pretty horrendous, if not laughably bad. Nothing here was clever and like I said, the humor was very dry. It was clear they were aiming this movie toward very young kids, but that's never an excuse to have stupid, childish dialogue.
The action was even boring. I get that they're turtles so they're going to have fun when they fight, but their approach to violent situations and the lack of their signature weapons was cringe worthy. Like I said, their weapons were never used once and it was almost pointless that this movie was associated with the Ninja Turtles name.
In the end, it's a movie made for kids and kids only. Adults will not be able to find enjoyment in this film, and being a huge fan of the franchise, I can't even find enjoyment in the film.
Another gratuitous sequel has the turtles face Shredder again when he plans to create new mutations with the same mysterious ooze that formed the turtles. Dreary, mind-numbing, argh!
Wish it was as darker as the 1st movie
But still has lots of charm