While most of the Internet will have you know that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight or Tim Burton’s Batman is the greatest DC film of all-time, I’m here to tell you that they’re wrong. Yes, come at me, Internet bros, because the title of the best belongs to the 1993 masterpiece known as Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
Helmed by the same incredible team that brought us Batman: The Animated Series, this feature film has become a cult classic over the years. In fact, no other DC movie has come close to matching this 76-minute extravaganza’s down-to-the-nail depiction of both Bruce Wayne and Batman.
I could list at least a thousand reasons to celebrate this film, but since I know that you’re probably going to head off and watch it now that I’ve mentioned it, I’ve chosen the 9 big ones to keep this relatively short. As always, healthy debate is welcome. So, if you agree or disagree with this topic (or even the reasons), sound off in the comments section down below.
Without further ado, let’s examine why Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is the bee’s knees. Cue Danny Elfman’s legendary theme.