I almost wished Batman was stay out of it and let their plans unfold as intended. Tiger, dying from blood loss, uses the last of his strength to cut the fingers holding the card from Zoom's hand. Most of the villains, though, are the stuff of comic geek daydreams. Yet in this familiarity comes the opportunity for the characters to truly shine thanks to some magnificent chemistry and voice acting. Harley Quinn as a character is really standing out more and more. The animation was fantastic, the character designs were awesome, the dialogue was great. The bullish intensity of Waller.
The fun begins when we get to see how well these bad guys play off one another in a script that is chock full of dark humour and depth. Batman is not the focus here, the Suicide Squad is. The voice cast includes as , as and as. The good was that Batman was still his usual self. The script isn't great, but it's decent enough, delivering a forced but fierce, sometimes funny mash-up of Batman's baddest baddies behaving badly. A few soft shots creep in most of which are tied to Oliva's faux camera zooms , but the animators' line art is crisp and clean, backgrounds impress and the slightest nuances are intact.
Even if you don't play the Arkham games why wouldn't you? The film is based on Geoff Johns' 2013 New 52 comic arc and picks up where War left off, with the Atlanteans responding. 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. It doesn't help that the script isn't as sharp or serrated as its antiheroes' villainy, or that, every now and then, it presses its advantage in all the wrong places. Kids aside, the attention director Jay Oliva and screenwriter Heath Corson pay to a wide and colorful array of diverse villains -- some familiar, some obscure; some devious, some downright devilish -- is most appreciated. Most of the character development was decent. Batman actually comes closer than he's ever been to being a distraction.
The icy demeanor of Killer Frost. . When Batman Kevin Conroy thwarts U. Deadshot gives the now-useless card to the unsuspecting Waller before leaving. » Assault on Arkham can stand alone as a title without the Batman branding getting in before the colon. Showed an interesting perspective from the villains side, always worried about Batman popping up and ruining everything.
Eventually, all these players converge on Arkham Asylum for a showdown that few are going to escape alive. Edgy but fun, dark but not brooding, intense but not shallow. It could have been more atmospheric though. 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 members have surgically implanted explosive devices that will detonate if they get out of line, refuse to obey orders or cross Waller in any way. Deadshot and Harley are the highlights of the movie, the characters with the most compelling paths to travel, and the best written of the bunch.
Next day, Zoom's henchmen kidnap Frost at a gas station. Frost double-crosses Zoom, killing Silver Banshee and Blockbuster and stealing the card for ransom. For more about Batman: Assault on Arkham and the Batman: Assault on Arkham Blu-ray release, see published by Kenneth Brown on August 12, 2014 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. Other than costume design, setting and some character posturing, there isn't a lot drawn from the game saga when it comes to the villains on parade. Zoom removes Frost's bomb and convinces her to join him. Throughout the movie, you get a sense that some of the team members have their own agenda and secrets.
It is the 31st film in the series and a part of the. It's worth a rental if you're a die-hard fan but not worth a purchase. Written by with artwork by , Agustin Padilla, and Cat Staggs, the story takes place immediately after the events of the film as Amanda Waller is still looking to avoid death. But Waller overhears everything through Deadshot's communicator. Would recommend to anyone who's a Batman fan.
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. Contrast remains consistent as well, and detail is excellent. There's no doubt Deadshot is a different breed of night-stalker than Batman -- that the only things Harley is princess of are pain and punishment -- but the lame excuses for Harley and Killer Frost to strip hiding in a body bag apparently requires being naked and the movie's sex-n-violence cocktail occasionally feels tacked on and counter-productive. 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'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.
Now, with Batman in pursuit, Deadshot, Harley and the rest of the Squad have to gear up with the help of The Penguin North , sneak into Arkham without raising unwanted suspicion, locate The Riddler and, eventually, deal with the recently incarcerated Joker Troy Baker , who's stashed a dirty bomb somewhere in Gotham. Savage reveals that he had Pyg surgically implant the card into his chest cavity. 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. It may be flawed, but it sets itself apart, and far enough to make the Blu-ray edition well worth a spin. 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. 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.