Batman: Assault On Arkham

Batman: Assault On Arkham

The Movie
One thing you have to give DC is that there animated movies are pretty good. Their newest feature is Batman: Assault on Arkham and it features DC's Suicide Squad.  If you are not familiar with the Suicide Squad here's the short version. They are the team that handles the darkside of DC for Amanda Waller. The team is comprised of villains from the DC Universe. In the comic the team usually changes, mostly because somebody dies, so the roster is as unpredictable as the characters that make up the team. Even though Batman's name is on the cover, he is mostly a supporting character. The team for the movie is Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Black Spider, King Shark, Killer Frost, and Captain Boomerang. The movie plays out like a heist movie ala Ocean's Eleven. For this movie the Squad has to break into Arkham Asylum to get back information that the Riddler has stolen from Amanda Waller. The movie tells a decent story and you get to see all of the characters motivations. Anytime you go to Arkham you know you are going to run into the Joker. Troy Baker is voicing the character but it sounds like he is doing his best Mark Hamill impression. Kevin Conroy is back as Batman, as a matter of fact the entire is cast is very good. Another thing that I liked was the action in the film. There wasn't a lot that I didn't like here. I feel like the parts of the story that I thought would be left open they tied up neatly. This is actually one of my favorite DC animated films and they have had a lot of great animated movies.

For Parents
The movie is rated PG-13. It has a lot of action and violence in it. There is a sex scene, kind of but you don't really see anything. Its one of those situations where you know it happened.

The Verdict
I enjoyed it, a lot to me it is a FULL PRICE. The DVD has a lot of cool extras and featurettes. I tend to geek out on making of's and different features. So if you like stuff like that its definitely a pick up.

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