Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is easily one of the best Batman films that has been made. The dark noir story involving Bruce Wayne dealing with his inner demons is fantastic! This is the one film that got that aspect of Batman right. It also had a good balance of action, drama, and humor.
Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer that takes a dive into the film and has some fun with it pointing out that the movie comes from the “cartoon that babysat an entire generation of latchkey nerds,” along with some of the other jokes include describing the Phantasm villain as “a grim reaper with the power of atmospheric farts” who uses “martial arts and crab claw.”
The Honest Trailer also praises the film, though, calling it “an animated classic that deserves to be at the top of your best bat-list by proving that the best way to make a Batman for adult audiences isn’t with violence… by pulling off what creators have been trying to do since the beginning. Make a cool noir story about a guy who dresses like a bat that reflects on how sad it is that he can’t stop doing so much awesome punching.”
If for some reason you’ve never seen Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm, what are you waiting for!? Watch it now! It’s on Netflix!