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Behind-The-Scenes Stories Of How 'TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze' Became A Cinematic Disaster

Updated 14 Aug 2019 44.4k views14 items

Change was afoot in the early 1990s. Walls were coming down, Madonna’s look was going full Marilyn, and four mutated turtles with jaw-dropping karate skills were taking youth culture by storm. After the huge success of the first live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, Hollywood was ready to crank a sequel out faster than you can say "cowabunga," but it didn’t come without its obstacles. From exhausting set conditions, to clashes with the creators, to questionable collaborations, the creation of TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze was a rollercoaster ride that could rival the drama of any Golden Age production. Read on to find out how TMNT II became one of the most disastrous movies the '90s had to offer.

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