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Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 29 July 2014
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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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Heath Corson, Bob Kane (Batman created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman (voice)
Neal McDonough ... Deadshot (voice)
Hynden Walch ... Harley Quinn (voice)
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Riddler (voice)
Troy Baker ... Joker (voice)
Eric Bauza ... Security Guy (voice)
Chris Cox ... Gordon (voice)
John DiMaggio ... King Shark (voice)
Greg Ellis ... Captain Boomerang (voice)
Giancarlo Esposito ... Black Spider (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Killer Frost (voice)
Martin Jarvis ... Alfred (voice)
Peter Jessop ... Watch Commander (voice)
Christian Lanz ... Scarecrow (voice)
Nolan North ... Cobblepot (voice)
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Storyline

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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Get ready to root for the bad guys.


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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

29 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

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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One of Harley's balls on the end of her jester hat is cut off during a fight with batman, but a few minutes later it's somehow back on her hat. See more »

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Killer Frost: The Joker has a dirty bomb? That gives me the chills.
Captain Boomerang: Ice puns? Really?
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Crazy Credits

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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Jingle Bells
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Go... villains?!
3 December 2014 | by r_masseySee all my reviews

It's weird that you'll ever find yourself rooting for the bad guys to win and "Assault on Arkham" makes you do this exactly.

The film introduces you to an ensemble of villains, given an objective that depends on their lives. You find yourself quite absorbed in the plot and the characters as they interact with each other (not always harmoniously), almost wanting to see them succeed when going to the lengths that they do.

If you're turning this film on expecting it to be a "Batman" film then you may be disappointed to know that he only appears for a few minutes at a time and that the central focus actually lies on the Suicide Squad, but, knowing this in advance allows you to enjoy and appreciate the film a lot more. Thankfully, I was informed of this beforehand and equally loved seeing either Batman or his adversaries on-screen, therefore making it all the more exciting to see them all appear at once at the same time.

The animation and art style is great and superb voice acting by Kevin Conroy (Batman), Troy Baker (The Joker), Neal McDonough (Deadshot) and pretty much everyone else; they really bring the characters to life, especially Conroy who has been voicing the caped crusader for decades and practically knows the character inside out.

My only issue with "Batman: Assault on Arkham" is that it is too short, especially when the film gets going in the final act and has a lot to potentially offer but doesn't really have the time or room to explore. This is a good animated film and definitely worth the watch if you're a Batman fan, especially if you're familiar with the "Batman: Arkham" video game series.


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