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Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 29 July 2014
Batman works desperately to find a bomb planted by the Joker while Amanda Waller hires her newly formed Suicide Squad to break into Arkham Asylum to recover vital information stolen by the Riddler.

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In Gotham City, the Riddler has secret information on the top secret Task Force X that he threatens to make public, but before Amanda Waller can have him killed, he is captured by Batman. Now with Riddler imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, Amanda Waller reassembles the Suicide Squad of captured supervillains with the mission to infiltrate the forensic mental hospital to retrieve Riddler's information. Led by Deadshot, this black ops team makes their way into the facility, only to face complications from within and without the team with secret agendas and double crosses all around. Meanwhile, Batman has his own concerns with an urgent search for The Joker's deadly bomb that threatens Gotham City. Eventually, all these players converge on Arkham Asylum for a showdown that few are going to escape alive. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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During the fight in the Shock Treatment room, one of Batman's batarangs sticks in the floor in front of Captain Boomerang. This batarang is the same batarang that was included with the Collector's Edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) (VG)_. See more »

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When the helicopter falls from the skyscraper it falls outside the window where Batman has been fighting. However Batman was in a different skyscraper - distinctly shown a few minutes before so it should have fallen from the sky scraper opposite. See more »

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Deadshot: [to Harley] Don't call me "puddin'."
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The opening credits feature a vignette that introduces each member of the Suicide Squad:
  • Killer Frost takes on a SWAT team at a bank robbery
  • King Shark attacks a squad of police officers
  • Black Spider breaks into a mobster's hideout and kills him
  • KGBeast attacks a US military base
  • Captain Boomerang defends himself in prison wielding a plate like a boomerang
  • at a support center, Harley Quinn attacks a woman who takes away her cartoons
  • Deadshot attempts to break out of a maximum security prison.
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Version of Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015) See more »

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Best Attempt at Capturing the Suicide Squad on Screen
12 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Assault on Arkham is meant as a prequel to the events that occurred during the Arkham video game trilogy. Waller has collected some villains to help her take back top secret information from the Riddler. The Squad most infiltrate Arkham Asylum, find the Riddler and get the device before reveals the secrets to even worse villains.

This film really does a good job at capturing how expendable each character is to the mission. At any moment someone could die and the team just has to move to the next objective. This is even tougher because the writers of the movie actually created relationships between characters so the loss hits them and the audience more. Even with all the serious moments there is also funny dialogue exchanged, mainly from Captain Boomerang and King Shark.

There are no characters that are left in the background either. Mostly everyone gets a fair amount of screen time in order to fully bring their personality to the audience. I thought this would be heavy movie on Deadshot and Harley, but that was not the case. The biggest enjoyment I got was Harley as that was probably my favorite depiction of her that I have seen. She had the right amount of sweet with a side of insane.

Action scenes were fun for the most part, as there was a scene or two where they maybe went a little to over the top even for an animation movie.

This was a fun watch and if you are a fan of the Suicide Squad, you most definitely have to see this.


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