Batman Mask of the Phantasm (Bruce Timm, 1993)

Jack Taylor's Film Studies Blog

With the recent event of Batman Day, I decided to revisit one of my all time favourite animated films, Batman Mask of the Phantasm. I originally watched the film out of pure interest and reading about how it is the ‘definitive’ Batman film, which I mostly agree with; however, despite being created by Bruce Timm who’s work on BTAS (Batman the Animated Series) changed the animation industry and the comic book industry, the film does have its faults. These features include some of the lazy animations and some stale jokes but that’s being very picky about such a great film.


The film opens with a 3D animation of Gotham City which is too long in my opinion but it works well for an establishing shot due to its dark lighting which fits the whole vibe of the film. The film is just over 1 hour long however it covered the…

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