If you’re old enough to remember when the prospect of a big-budget movie version of Batman’s comic-book adventures was a new and novel idea, then you’re old enough to feel at least a little embarrassed if you still look forward to new Batman movies. Guilty, your honor! The 2022 reboot The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves of Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, ran 176 minutes—one minute longer than The Godfather—at least in part because Reeves was committed to building out his version of the decaying, crime-plagued nightmare of Gotham City in sufficient detail to make you forget how many times you’d been down all those steam-filled alleys and vertiginous catwalks before. In addition to casting Robert Pattinson as a surly, eyeliner-wearing Dark Knight Detective who couldn’t possibly be less interested in keeping up appearances as the wealthy playboy Bruce Wayne, Reeves also managed to differentiate his film from its forebears with Michael Giacchino’s portentous horror-movie score. Gone was the Wagnerian pomp of Danny Elfman’s music for Batman ’89 and Hans Zimmer’s tension-ratcheting drone for Christopher Nolan’s trio of Bat-flicks circa 2005 to 2012. (Nor was there any hint of The Batusi.) Giacchino announced Batman as less of a swashbuckling vigilante and more of a vengeful ghost. You can savor his score anew when a live symphony orchestra performs it in sync with the projected film at the Warner Theatre this April. Tickets range from $49 to $119, which is a lot for a movie, but a bargain, perhaps, for a symphony. We strongly advise against walking down Crime Alley or any other alley after the performance. The Batman Live in Concert starts at 8 p.m. on April 22 at Warner Theatre. livenation.com. $49–$119.