Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Film Review: We Knew She Was Trouble When She Walked In
But if we’re Speak(ing) Now, one thing stands out: her ability to create iconic facial expressions. On the big screen, they’re The Story of Us, from the surprised “Who? Me?” to the assertive “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Watching “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” you’ll feel like you’re in her Wildest Dreams. Captured at the SoFi Stadium in LA, she’s as vibrant Begin Again-ing the concert as she is waving her final White Horse goodbye. It’s like we caught her in the middle of a Love Story, and she’s just saying, “Oh, hi!”
In one unforgettable concert, possibly in December or June, Taylor Swift delivered such an exhilarating performance that even her most devoted fans needed a moment to catch their breath. Yet Taylor, with her Enchanted energy, outshone them all.
This film captures her remarkable stamina. Swift isn’t Michael Jackson or Celine Dion, but she brings her own unique allure: those irresistible melodies, playful gestures, and, notably, her legendary song bridges. With Swift, mediocrity is something she Never (Ever) Gets Back Together with.
The film’s highlight is her rendition of “All Too Well,” transforming it into a theatrical spectacle. It’s like watching a classic evolve into a masterpiece, akin to “American Pie” reshaping into “Purple Rain.”
Throughout “Eras,” there are countless revelations. Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” era showcased her boldness, captivating audiences with her magnetic stage presence. Fearlessly playing her game, when she humorously flexes her power, it’s clear she’s always Ready For It.
Swift’s playful nature and refusal to take herself too seriously are her superpowers. But this film, helmed by Sam Wrench, sometimes struggles to capture the essence. With erratic shots, it’s like trying to chase Taylor in her Red era, always one step ahead. The grandeur of the concert visuals is a double-edged sword – while it captures her colossal impact, it’s a challenge for filmmaking.
So, what should we Begin Again to expect from a concert movie? Is it to shake it off and document it, or can it be more artistic? Compared to other classics like “Stop Making Sense”, perhaps there’s room for more creativity.
“Eras” wasn’t designed to be a masterpiece; it’s a chronicle of the art created. And for those who felt 22 miles away in the parking lot, barely hearing her tunes, this movie is their golden ticket. They’ll be left with dropped jaws, saying, “Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor!”