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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Conroy ... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Neal McDonough ... Deadshot / Floyd Lawton (voice)
Hynden Walch ... Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn (voice)
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Riddler (voice)
Troy Baker ... Joker (voice)
Eric Bauza ... Security Guy (voice)
Chris Cox ... G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon (voice)
John DiMaggio ... King Shark (voice)
Greg Ellis ... Captain Boomerang / George Harkness (voice)
Giancarlo Esposito ... Black Spider / Eric Needham (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Louise Lincoln / Killer Frost (voice)
Martin Jarvis ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Peter Jessop ... Watch Commander (voice)
Christian Lanz ... Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow / Victor Zsasz / Smitty / Guards (voice)
Nolan North ... 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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Release Date:

29 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Suicide Worth Committing
14 December 2015 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

Assault on Arkham can stand alone as a title without the Batman branding getting in before the colon. Bats is hardly in this movie, reduced to a bit-part player in a grander scheme which doesn't really need to involve him. The Suicide Squad never really interested me and I will probably pass on the forthcoming movie (purely because charisma-vacuum Jai Courtney is in it) but damn to they make for a great team here. I almost wished Batman was stay out of it and let their plans unfold as intended.

Shady US Govt. lady Waller (CCH Pounder) recruits Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, Black Spider, King Shark, and Killer Frost to break into Arkham Asylum undetected and steal something belonging to the Riddler before finding and defusing a dirty bomb hidden by the Joker. I'm sure Batman (here, properly voiced by Kevin Conroy once more) would have done a much more efficient job without the high body count, but then we wouldn't have a movie. He and Waller don't see eye-to-eye anyways. It's fun watching them execute their plan and infiltrate the deep recesses of the island. It could have been more atmospheric though. A lot of the backgrounds look to clean and polished. It lacks the Gothic pathos of Arkham City games that inspired it. Batman soon shows up anyways and spoils everything, but does it smartly.

Assault on Arkham is a major step away (and in the right direction) from the family orientated animated Batman series and movies from the 90s. With sex, nudity, and graphic death on show for our enjoyment it's not exactly something you can distract your 7-year-old (if you're really prudish, that is). But I believe Batman should be geared more towards adults anyway.

Joker is voiced by Troy Baker but he does a great job of emulating Mark Hamill's style, and the higher rating allows him to be more violent and evil. The writing could be tighter and it could have had more of an atmosphere, but this one still comes highly recommended, even if Batman's presence sort of spoilt it a bit.


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