Amanda Waller recruits her Suicide Squad to infiltrate
Arkham Asylum and recover classified intel from the Riddler.
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
Directed by Jay Olivia and Ethan Spaulding
Written by Heath Corson
Starring Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Hynden Walch,
Troy Baker, Matthew Gray Gubler, John DiMaggio,
Greg Ellis, Giancarlo Esposito, Jennifer Hale, Nolan North
Based on characters from DC Comics
With Assault on Arkham, DC Comics proved yet again that they should be focusing their talents on their animated films. These films are considerably better than their live action outings and allow for much for flexibility with characters. This film was amazingly simple yet really cool and exciting.
The Suicide Squad is an interchangeable team of supervillains who agree to work for the government in exchange for decreased sentences. The squad in Assault on Arkham is Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, King Shark, Black Spider, Killer Frost, and the KGBeast. The voice talent in this film is amazing and it is always a treat for Kevin Conroy to voice Batman. I continue to be impressed by DC's animation team and I really wish that DC would take some cues from this one for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie.