After weeks of hype and anticipation, the star-studded video for Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” finally dropped at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards.
The premise takes Swift’s Catastrophe on a mission of revenge after being double-crossed by a former pal named Arsyn (Selena Gomez). Of course, Swift’s squad — which included Hayley Williams, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Jessica Alba, Karlie Kloss, Cindy Crawford, Ellen Pompeo and Mariska Hargitay — was out in full force in the action-packed sci-fi-inspired music video.
We rounded up the class of vengeful ass-kickers for a few of our favorite moments from the four minute mini-film (if only this could actually be a movie).
Most creative name: Cut-Throat (Zendaya)
If looks could kill. The Disney star brought her A-game as the knife-wielding Cut-Throat (though that poor teddy bear had to pay the price).
Most likely to win in a fight: The Crimson Curse (Hayley Williams)
Seemingly inspired by The Fifth Element’s Leelo, the queen of Paramore was the definition of kickass when she executed that fiery front flip.
Coolest costume: Destructa X (Ellie Goulding)
While everyone else was clad in black leather and various tiny sharp weapons, Goulding was armed with the best accessory of all: a giant bazooka.
Best mini scene: Boxing with Knockout (Karlie Kloss)
The BFFs went head-to-head in the ring with Kloss’ Knockout and Catastrophe each delivering some powerful punches.
Best film reference: Tron
There were so many crazy sci-fi references throughout the video, but the Tron shout-out with Domino (Alba) reigned supreme.
Swift moment: Catastrophe and Arsyn (Gomez) v. the suits
Who we wanted to see more of: Everybody
Swift brought together some of the most amazing women in the business, but the four minutes we were blessed with was just not enough.
Best deleted scene: The chow-down
We only saw the beginning of the showdown, but at least we know it ended peacefully over In-N-Out burgers and milkshakes.