Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II : The Secret Of The Ooze is a direct sequel to the first TMNT movie. The turtles & Splinter are staying @ April O’Neil’s apartment as the Foot clan are well aware of their hideout in the sewers. Things are a bit dull but the 4 teens manage to make a new friend in Keno, a pizza delivery boy & martial arts student, who is aided by the turtles when stopping thieves from robbing a mall. Shredder, who was thought to be killed at the end of the 1st movie returns for revenge. But most importantly the secret of how the turtles & Splinter mutated is revealed.
And ofcourse the movie started off by capturing the imagination of the teenage minds of my cousins & I when we first watched this movie and making us hungry – by showing lots & lots of pizzas being eaten! And so:
The company known as TGRI was responsible for mutating the four Turtles and their adoptive father Splinter – it was an accidental mixing of toxic chemicals exposed to radiation that made an ooze that causes mutation in any biological being that comes into contact with it.
April is caught once again by a Foot clan member – this time it’s Freddie who is working with the news channel that April casts for.
The Foot have relocated to an old junkyard with mountains of old tired and banged up cars.
The turtles find a new home in an old abandoned subway station and convert an old train into living quarters.
Raphael gets caught – again. This time Keno is with him but Raph covers for the kid in order for him to escape the Foot.
Two villains are introduced – Tokha & Razhor; a mutated snapping turtle and a wolf. They possess brute strength but are intellectually still babies. They call Shredder mamma instead of master.
In the end fight scene which takes place in a dance club, rapper Vanilla Ice perfomes Ninja Rap – a song I must shamefacedly say that I sang & recorded into a tape when I was about 15!
Case Jones is missing in this film.
For the part of April Paige Turco replaces Judith Hoag.
Classy 20 year NHL veteran Joe Sakic has decided to hang up his skates and retire from the game of hockey. Delivering a speech on July 9th that had kept him up most of the night fretting, the longtime Colorado Avalanche captain broke down, his voice betraying him as he stared into a room packed with family, friends and teammates – even the governor of the state.
The 40 year old Sakic, who played his entire National Hockey League career with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, won the Stanley Cup twice, various NHL trophies, and was voted into 13 NHL All-Star Games. Over the course of his career, Sakic was one of the most productive forwards in the game, having twice scored 50 goals and earning at least 100 points in six different seasons.
During the 2002 Winter Olympics, the son of Croatian immigrants to Canada, Sakic helped lead Team Canada to its first gold medal in 50 years, and was voted as the tournament’s most valuable player.He has represented the team in six other international competitions, including the 1998 and 2006 Winter Olympics. Colorado Avalanche stated they will retire Sakic’s #19 during the home opener of 2009-2010 season.
For all his hockey skills, Sakic might well be remembered most for his classy & unselfish sportsmanship. After the Avalanche defeated the New Jersey Devils in the 2001 finals in seven games, Sakic received the cup first as the captain. But instead of hoisting it high, he passed it straight to Ray Bourque, a player who had waited a record-breaking twenty-two seasons to win the Stanley Cup. That was a truly wonderful moment in sports.