In this chapter in the turtle New York, the Foot Clan is training and being in kind of a panic of stopping. In their hands is a science experiment proceeding, involving the Ooze canister that transformed the turtles. Now in the hands of Shredder, it may be a nice way to upgrade their battle against the four brothers. Meanwhile, the turtles are "in hiding" per say, from the clan, but more from the outside world really. They are living with April and are looking around for a new place to live after the giant battle in the first film. Out of all the turtles who are the most excited to find out more about this ooze, it's Donatello, who always believed there was a reason they were created.
The first minute of the film will make you hungry for pizza, and then the first action scene arrives, showing off a brand new human friend named Keno who is a good enough and fit character, but the action starts off 100% cartoon routine, doing yo-yo tricks and cold cuts nunchuck style. Paige Turco is the new April o'Neil, and she seems committed and a little wan. I just wish Elias Koteas returned as Casey Jones, why wasn't he in this one anyway?
Anyway, when it starts off, Raphael decides to go out with Keno to bring down the Foot Clan rather than simply hiding, no matter how much Splinter insists they don't. Why not? It's a better life than just waiting around in the sewers. The turtles also feel like they should be seen more and respected, you know, go outside and greet people. They saved the city from Shredder before, after all. All of this is honest, and I probably would've given this a grade nearer to the originals if there wasn't one dreadful part of the film: Splinter punishing them every time they speak up, making them do ten back flips. Hello! They saved his life and cried about him in the first film. I wouldn't want to go out and save an annoying hindrance like him if this is the way he's supposed to act. This sequel still has some great action scenes, but at the expense of the heart of the first film. At the end is a final battle with Vanilla Ice doing a song for the turtles during a dance-a-thon, and it was obvious the composers knew what they were doing. I just wish they and the filmmakers were doing something else.