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The Eras Tour Movie Review

Ronald S. Woan
Taylor Swift performs during the “evermore” segment of the Eras Tour Movie. The film was created to provide a concert experience for those who couldn’t attend the tour. “I had a great time singing along to all of the songs,” said Kiera King ‘25. (Ronald Woan from Redmond, WA, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Have you ever been to a movie where people stand up and start dancing? I didn’t think I would ever have this experience, but Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour movie changed that. Within 10 minutes of the movie starting, I glanced at the back of the theater to see a row of people jumping up and down, singing along to the music. Although I would not see this as an ideal movie-watching experience, it gave people an opportunity to see their favorite artist sing in concert, so I don’t blame them for wanting to get up and dance.

The Eras Tour Movie recently premiered on October 12 in American and Canadian theaters. The three-hour-long film of her show at SoFi Stadium in California allows viewers to have a concert-like experience without having to pay for high-priced tickets. Fans have been treating it as such, many of them singing along and even dancing in the aisles. 

“I think they showed a lot of enthusiasm and excitement for something they love. I think it’s pretty cool to be in an environment like that,” said Kiera King ‘25, who recently attended the movie. Alex Basbas, a Spanish teacher and Swiftie at HBHS, also had a positive experience with the film regarding his wife’s attendance. “My wife loved it; she went with all her college friends and they got to act like kids again,” said Basbas. It seems that the movie was very special for many of Swift’s fans who watched it. Especially because of the high prices and demand for Eras Tour tickets, it is great that fans can treat the movie theater like a concert.

While these fans certainly made the most of their viewing experience, others felt that it was slightly out of place. “It was cool that people got to see the concert that didn’t get to go in person, but the environment in the movie theater was definitely unexpected,” said Sofia Bergskaug ‘25 who also recently saw the movie in theaters. It seemed like an amazing experience for her die-hard fans, but for someone who didn’t know every one of her songs by heart and was slightly less enthusiastic about watching the movie, it was certainly awkward. 

Overall, The Eras Tour movie is a very well-made film that I would especially recommend for Swift’s more dedicated fans. However, for people who would like to watch without any disruptions or distractions, I would recommend watching at home.

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Annika Bergin
Annika Bergin, Opinion Editor
Annika Bergin ‘25 is a first year writer for the CavChron. Although she is a new journalist, she looks forward to reporting on a variety of topics. She is excited to write about sports, music, and school related news.  Annika does high school track and is on the unified soccer team. She is also the secretary of Red Cross Club and is a new member of HB’s math team. In her free time, she enjoys running, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. She hopes to pursue engineering after high school as her strong suits are math and science.

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    Janet HansonNov 8, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    Don’t see the movie at home. It deserves the big screen experience!! I’m a 78 year old Swiftie and saw it in a regular theater and again at IMAX. IMAX was better. If you don’t want to sing and dance, simply go at a time when there are fewer young people in the theater. My husband and I, at our age, couldn’t possibly stand and dance for that long and he doesn’t know any lyrics. Yet we had a terrific time. In fact, we might go again for a third time. Go with a young, joyful spirit and you’ll enjoy any distractions that arise. We loved the 20 somethings, singing and dancing next to us. They were so enthusiastic and considerate!! JBH