When you think of great concert films you might think of Talking Heads' ‘Stop Making Sense’ or The Rolling Stones' ‘Gimmie Shelter’ as all-time greats - but there is a new concert film to be added to the list.

Global pop star Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour film has hit cinemas and is taking the world by storm.

Since its release on October 13, Swifies around the globe have been getting dressed to the nines, making friendship bracelets and heading to the cinema to watch the film - myself included.

Swift's Eras Tour doesn't land in the UK until the summer of 2024, but with the release of the film, fans have got an early slice of what to expect when they see the 'Style' and ' All Too Well' singer in person.

Whether you've seen the Eras Tour film for yourself or have seen all the fuss and are curious if it's worth your cinema ticket, the simple answer is yes.

Taylor Swift's Era's Tour is a masterclass in concert films

Though this is not Swift's first rodeo when it comes to concert films, the Eras Tour film is like no other.

The three-and-a-half-hour concert is cut down to two hours and 50 minutes, the film is nonstop anthems offering 40 out of 45 songs included in the tour setlist

Although five songs were cut, fans in the theatre I attended were buzzing with excitement as many dressed up for the occasion inspired by Swift's career from the likes of the 'Speak Now' dress and the 'Lover' pink aesthetic. 

Ahead of the release of the Eras Tour film, Swift had encouraged fans to dance and sing throughout the screening, treating the film as if it was the actual concert.

I myself took that on board and sang throughout the film, along with the rest of the cinema whilst others headed down to the front to dance and others stood in aisles dancing, Taylor Swift's Eras Tour film was really not your normal cinema experience.

Away from fans singing and dancing at cinemas, the Eras Tour film not only shows Swift's artistry but also the production value of the tour.

Each of Swift's Eras, aka her different albums across 16 years of music, has its own theme and segment during the concert.

Although some Eras are given more stage time than others, the production value is never lost.

Swift's ‘Evermore’ Era felt like it was made for cinema with a magical wonder throughout and the performance of ‘willow’ was comparable to scenes for fantasy films.

The same Era allowed for the award-winning singer's acting skills to be shown in full light too.

Her performance of ‘tolerate it’ really packed a punch and felt like a short film in itself.

Whilst ‘Evermore’ offers a witchy side to the Eras film, the singer's seventh album and my personal favourite Era ‘Reputation’ brings a darker, rocky edge to the show.

The popular hit ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ shows the extent of Swift's full cinematography vision.

Meanwhile 'Don't Blame Me' felt like it was made to be enjoyed in the comfort of a cinema.

Away from the songs and the production, Taylor Swift's Era Tour has been able to do something very few concert films have achieved.

Whilst it is just that, a concert film, it almost feels like a gift to the fans.

A gift in recognition of their continued support of Swift throughout each of her Eras, allowing Swifties a chance to come together, and enjoy the film as if they were at the concert yourself.

Whether you are a self-proclaimed Swifty or have never heard a Taylor Swift song, the Eras Tour is well worth a watch for any concert film fanatic.

Simply put, the Eras Tour has already made history, drawing audiences worldwide and as a movie, Taylor Swift has just given us a masterclass in concert filmmaking.

Taylor Swift: The Era Tour is in cinemas worldwide.