Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
There was nothing we were more excited about in the spring of '91 than the release of the next live-action Turtles movie. As kids, the consensus seemed to be that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was the best entry in the series - something that Carlos and Donna can definitely attest to. Chris always preferred the first one, but still had a great time with the sequel.
After rewatching it, the gang realized that the movie is pretty much exactly how they remembered it. No surprises there. What did change - and predictably so - was how they responded to it. Carlos still found it to be superior to the original, Donna thought it was a mixed bag, and Chris was a little disappointed to discover that this one just doesn't hold up for him at all.
Topics include: the goofier tone and how the reactionary approach to violence actually sends a more disturbing message in some ways, the confusion over how much time has passed since the end of the first movie, how little Keno ultimately adds to the story and other ways they could have utilized him, a debate about how interchangeable the Turtles are this time, why Bebop & Rocksteady were sidelined in favor of Tokka & Rahzar, what exactly the secret of the ooze is, the wasted potential of anti-mutagen, and much much more!