Taylor Swift fights her nearly-naked robot clone in futuristic music video for '…Ready For It?'

Taylor Swift is going full cyberpunk in her new music video for "…Ready For it?"

The video, which seems to be inspired by the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell and several other classic sci-fi franchises, is a robot-filled futuristic epic that sees two cyborg-Swifts facing off in a battle to the death.

It opens on one Swift (Swift-Alpha) walking down a grungy, futuristic city street rocking a black floor-length cloak as she approaches a group of menacing, red-eyes robot soldiers, who appear to be under her command.

As Swift-Alpha walks through what looks to be an abandoned shopping mall that serves as her headquarters, she approaches another Swift (Swift-Prime), seemingly imprisoned behind glass.

S-Prime is rocking a skin-tight body suit -- that we'd say was just her robo-skin, but she's also got on matching heels, so it's hard to tell --and has the ability to transform into a multitude of different intimidating shapes, via robot-transmogrification.

If you're lost, don't feel bad. Watching the Joseph Kahn-directed music video doesn't provide much in the way of answers. However, the epic set design, blockbuster-level computer graphics and dedication to the cyberpunk aesthetic need to be commended.

From the dank, spray-painted walls to the robo-spider infested alleyways, this video -- for the second single off Swift's upcoming album, Reputation -- feels like an honest homage to Blade Runner (and its recent sequel), the dirty future of Dredd, and even the Neuromancer universe.

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It's also every bit as well-produced and impressively crafted as her video for "Look What You Made Me Do," filled with unique details and flourishes that a lesser production would have ignored.

Also, in what other context would we get to watch the 27-year-old singer ride on the back of a huge, ivory cyber-horse, shoot electricity from her fingertips or turn her arm into a giant laser cannon? All of which S-Prime does before blowing the sinister S-Alpha's face off and destroying all her robot minions.

'...Ready For It?' Music Video
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Does this video have anything to do with the lyrics to her song? Not really, at all. Does it matter? Even less so. If you like this song, and you like kick-ass sci-fi short films, it's basically a home run.

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift and speaks onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift and speaks onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Kanye West and Taylor Swift attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Kanye West and Taylor Swift attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Recording Artists Taylor Swift, Kanye West and tv personality Kim Kardashian attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West (L) accepts the Video Vanguard Award from recording artist Taylor Swift onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images For MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Recording artist Kanye West (L) accepts the Video Vanguard Award from recording artist Taylor Swift onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images For MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, TV personalities Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, rapper Kanye West and TV personality Kris Jenner in the audience during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been altered using digital filters.) Recording artist Kanye West (L) accepts the Vanguard Award from recording artist Taylor Swift onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images)
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