Movies I’ve watched, week eleven

19. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
From the same team that brought us The Animated Series, a tale of Batman’s lost love. Not bad, but felt too much like a series of episodes from the show rather than a movie. B-

20. The Fountain
As I mentioned when I read it, the director adapted the book from the first screenplay, then wrote another version and filmed it for less money. If I hadn’t known the backstory, I wouldn’t have guessed, because the movie felt very much like the book. I think reading then watching is the correct order, as the book answers more questions than the movie does. Very trippy, but a good rumination on love and death. B