The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Journey to Middle-earth.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure Drama
English     7.701     2022     USA

Overview

Beginning in a time of relative peace, we follow an ensemble cast of characters as they confront the re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

Reviews

Pentican wrote:
This is a heinous abomination, a desecration of Tolkien's vision, and an insult to his work. Even if one ignores the fact that this show is supposed to be based on Tolkien's Legendarium and judges it as a stand-alone show, it is mediocre at best.
MovieGuys wrote:
What is this supposed to be? Superficially, it looks like Tolkien's work but for me, that's where the similarities end. Visually this is an impressive series.There are some genuinely talented actors in the cast, too. That said, for me, Tolkien's work is in every respect that truly matter's, absent. Really that's because this isn't Tolkien. Its a pretty but ultimately hollow,facsimile. Largely absent is the underlying message about courage,the battle between good and evil and the endless horror of war. What we have instead, to my mind, is a rudderless, unsurprisingly slow show, that seems intent on pushing messages of social justice. All of which, is, of course, no substitute for a compelling story of the kind found in Tolkien's heartfelt epic work.
Kay Cee wrote:
I think so far the show is wonderful. visually the is clearly the best look Tv show ever created, from the crisp resolution to the colorful, elaborate and beautiful scenery, and the great HDR colors. Man I love watching this show so far. Story so far. There is a lot of world building. Im not a Tolkien nerd so I'm not sure where this story is going, but I'm enjoying it so far.
Greg Raven wrote:
Woke and horrible. When the woke crowd steals ideas from those they profess to hate, as they did here, they are in essence admitting that they have no good ideas of their own.
Adson68 wrote:
If you loved the final season of Game of Thrones, you'll probably love this trash. It has some impressive environmental scenery, but the story is terrible and the characters are rubbish. It's a soulless money-grab with Tolkien's name pasted on it to try to give it some legitimacy. At best, it's a forgetable waste of time. At worst, it's a disgusting slap in the face to Tolkien, his fans, and his legacy.
DrJiggles wrote:
This show is terribly written dreck. Even if this was called something else and didn't reference Lord of the Rings at all it still wouldn't be watchable. This feels like it was written by a group of 5th graders. The CG doesn't look real at all and doesn't match with the live action scenes. The field of view is way to wide and the lack of distance blur which gives the show a cartoonish effect. None of the characters are interesting or engaging and I can't find any reason to care about any of them or the story itself. Anyone who "honestly" gives this 10 stars must have a childlike mentality.
Dean wrote:
This is abomination of Lords of the Rings. Elves are supposed to be white. It was always like that, but Amazon ruined it as well with its stupid woke agenda. They even went so far that the website Amazon owns - IMDb which is supposed to be review, neutral website is clearly deleting any reviews that have less than 6/10 ratings. They simply delete or won't publish those reviews. They don't even hide how biased they are. It's horrible how we - humanity allow big vile corporations like Amazon control everything and censor everything. If it goes like that, soon humankind will lose freedom and we all will be living in a censoring world where propaganda and agenda rule the earth... I don't even want to imagine that world...
Gareth321 wrote:
Unbelievably bad.
DavePortsmouth wrote:
This should be ashamed to use the Tolkien name and Lord Of The Rings title to market this pile of crud. Occasional pretty visuals cannot hide the terrible acting, stilted and cheesy dialogue and the slooooooow plot that has nothing to do with the source material. Read the books, watch the films but avoid this abomination.

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