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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
... Deadshot / Floyd Lawton (voice)
... Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn (voice)
... Riddler (voice)
... Joker (voice)
... Security Guy (voice)
... G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon (voice)
... King Shark (voice)
... Captain Boomerang / George Harkness (voice)
... Black Spider / Eric Needham (voice)
... Louise Lincoln / Killer Frost (voice)
... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
... Watch Commander (voice)
... Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow / Victor Zsasz / Smitty / Guards (voice)
... The Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot / KGBeast / Anatoli Knyazev (voice)
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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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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of very few works to feature Kevin Conroy playing Batman opposite someone other than Mark Hamill as the Joker (in this case, Troy Baker). See more »

Goofs

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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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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As if i wasn't already excited enough for Suicide Squad!
12 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

I saw the SDCC exclusive trailer for Suicide Squad very recently and it got me so hyped up to see what the DC cinematic universe had in store for us. At first the DCU looked like it was trying to be what Marvel had set up but looking at the two latest trailers it looks like they really do have some spectacular surprises in store! Anyway, after seeing the trailer i wanted to see a lot more of the Suicide Squad in action. I was lucky enough to find Batman Assault on Arkham and well.. as if i wasn't already excited enough for Suicide Squad!

First things first, this film may have the Batman name in the title, but this really isn't a Batman he is merely a co-star. This film very much belongs to the squad themselves. Amanda Waller needs to get a thumb drive from the Riddler's cane so in order to do so she recruits the baddest criminals she can find from the very walls of Arkham Asylum to get it out. Meanwhile Batman is attempting to find a dirty bomb left behind by the Joker who is still trapped in his own cell, which he of course links to Harley Quinn. We get to see characters we will soon be introduced to in the film including Harley, Captain Boomerang and Deadshot who serves as the protagonist. Among these 'big names' we also encounter lesser-known villains like King Shark and Killer Frost who form an unexpected bond and Black Spider (voiced by Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad). All ending with a climatic battle between Task force X, the Joker and Batman himself.

The film claims to be based off of the Batman Arkham series of games. The voice of Batman is as always played to perfection by veteran Batman actor Kevin Conroy. Every time Conroy lends his voice to the character, even only for a small role like this film, you really feel like you are listening to the only actor fit for voicing him. Troy Baker mirrors Mark Hamill like he did in Arkham Origins and steals the show. He may not be as threatening and villainous as Hamill is but he comes a close second. I also loved Hynden Walch as Harley Quinn and I will go as far as to say that Harley was my favourite character in this film. She takes on the role and manages to be both ditzy and villainous, which is all a fan really wants from such an iconic character. Each member of Task Force X gets their own chance to shine in a different way and i was on board with each character so well that I was rooting for them more than i was for Batman by the end of it.

DC can be hit and miss with their animated features, and this is in the ranks as being one of the best they have developed so far. I hope that the adaption of 'The Killing Joke' that is in the works can be as great as this one manages to be. It is also the right element of dark. The violence was not watered down for this one and we get our fair share of head explosions. I am hoping the movie is not watered down and manages an 'R' rating because it has the potential to be something very special. This film raises the hype metre even higher and i am hoping for something great that could even trump The Dark Knight in terms of darkness and pure character development. The DC Universe will be kicked off with a 'BANG!' (Pun intended) and i hope more animated DC adaptions take a leaf out of its book.


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