It is no exaggeration to say Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is, so far, the best rendition of Batman on the silver screen. Unlike the live action films, it manages to capture the very essence of the Dark Knight; the loneliness, the guilt and the tragedy, giving the character an almost mythic quality.
The main theme by Shirley Walker is, likewise, the most powerful. Based on Danny Elfman’s theme for Batman: The Animated Series, it surpasses the wonderful original. A brass fanfare is followed by a dark, heroic and epic gothic choir. Magnificence.