DC animated movies almost never fail to please me and Batman: Assault on Arkham, directed by Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding, portrays criminals with a vicious and sexy attitude. With almost all the same voice actors from the Batman Arkham series including Kevin Conroy, Oliva and Spaulding take the Batman animated movies into Arkham Asylum just as portrayed in the Arkham video games series. In my opinion, it's about time Warner Brothers created a Batman animated movie based on the atmosphere of the Arkham games as it is so popular with the fans. Interestingly enough, this movie focuses more on a criminal special task force created by Amanda Waller, who also created the Suicide Squad, rather than Batman; however, there was still enough of Batman to satisfy our Dark Knight needs especially when the voice is Kevin Conroy. What surprised me the most was Troy Baker as the voice of the Joker. Though he has been the voice of Joker before, I almost thought it was Mark Hamill until I looked up the cast. With that in mind, Baker's acting inspires me with high hopes for the Jokers future. Overall, this Batman animated movie had a sexy, trilling, attitude which was packed full of lethal action that would please any Batman fan. A perfect 10!
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) 720p YIFY Movie
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
Batman: Assault on Arkham is a video starring Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, and Hynden Walch. Batman works desperately to find a bomb planted by the Joker while Amanda Waller hires her newly formed Suicide Squad to break into Arkham...
IMDB: 7.55 Likes
The Synopsis for Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) 720p
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.
The Director and Players for Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) 720p
The Reviews for Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) 720p
Awesome!!Reviewed bycrimson_knight_7Vote: 10/10
Based on a video game I haven't played, this animated movie is about the Suicide Squad, not Batman. Despite the title, Bats is a supporting character here. Still, it's nice to have Kevin Conroy back as Batman and Mark Hamill as Joker. Hamill gets the only good lines in this thing. The animation is unimpressive and flat. The characters' costume designs are uncreative and drab. More of the great New 52 supposed realism, I guess. Bats has pupils on his mask. It's distracting and stupid. Penguin has turned into Bob Hoskins for some reason. Most of the characters dress in the bland style of the times: casual meets military meets emo. It's very colorless and uninteresting.
In keeping with the direction the DCAU has been headed recently, the content here is "adult." Harley Quinn and Killer Frost wear next-to-nothing throughout the film and even wear NOTHING in some scenes. Harley bites off a woman's ear and we see the bloody ear in her mouth. We also get exploding heads and more gunfights than a Schwarzenegger movie. New 52, y'all! This is not for kids, in case you're one of those unsuspecting parents out there who still thinks cartoons with comic book characters are for all ages. Here's my beef with this stuff: I'm fine with creating these things for an adult audience. But these stories aren't written for adults; they're dumb, predictable, and full of clichés (playing security footage on a loop, infiltrating the group by pretending to be the only one of them wearing a mask, etc.). There's cursing, partial nudity, blood, and violence galore but the script is tired. The characters posture and spout tough guy lines constantly. The only thing "adult" about it is the crass sex and violence thrown in for titillation. This is pretty much just for masturbatory thirteen year-old boys or those who think like them. Hardcore fanboys will likely enjoy it. Judging by the current IMDb score, they do. But this is just one more example that DC Comics, in animation or print, doesn't care about appealing to anyone but the lowest common denominator.
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.