Yeah I'll give it a punt since I'm a fan of both the books and the original movies but yeah....the writing and pacing is kinda all over the place.Nope, and I probably won't. Ya know, when even your own newspaper bashes you own billion dollar project, that's kinda telling.
"beautiful, banal boredom"
Well it's typical 'Heroes Journey' stuff.Watched both episodes and then clicked <-( I am happy Prime have this option ) So I don't have to see this garbage..
Now I have to watch the LOTR movies again to set my head straight, or I am gonna throw up and have nightmares for many days...
"The Rings Of Power" got nothing to do with with LOTR neither does it follow the lore, even tho it's suppose to be millenia before LOTR it just don't make sense.
This is just another in a row of ripof series/movies that try to reinvent the wheel using the name of a previous movie/series success...
Cause the lack of good movie/series story writer this days are so bad, they just do remakes of old popular and success stories..
Only one word works for this piece a s***......!
I agree. I watched the first episode last night (almost fell asleep, but that's my fault, too late, too much whiskey). The Slmarillion is tough to put to a TV script, I'm sure, although I have no experience in that, just a guess. So, if I look at it as entertainment and good scenery, then go back and watch the original LOTR, I can effectively separate them. LOL. Hopefully the cinematic parts make it worth the look, otherwise I won't last for many episodes.Well it's typical 'Heroes Journey' stuff.
I think they took a look at the Silmarillion and said...."It's boring, let's do our own shit" to well....mixed results.
I'm willing to watch a couple more episodes because I'm a fan of the franchise and because I have colleagues who worked on it. Gotta support ya know.
Race is one of those subjects that the Tolkienverse can't seem to shake. There were certainly darker skinned people in that World (Haradrim and the Easterlings) but they were the villains. Meanwhile the good guys were almost always 'fair and tall' (Elves, Dúnedain, etc). I don't think Tolkien meant anything by it, he was merely a product of his age. A bookish subject of a colonizing British Empire. That said he hated the Nazis, spoke out against anti-Semitism, and expressed his disapproval of Apartheid in South Africa. That's as best you can expect for a guy who was born in the 1890s.And, as it happens, the original story did portray dark skinned peoples, even those who would have originated in Africa and Asia. If you don't realize that, then you don't know the history of Europe, or the original story told by JRR Tolkien.
It's a good thing tomorrow is a sunday then, cos you gonna need 2 bottles. At least. lolAbout to watch it...Vodka in hand just in case
Yeah the dwarves were great. As far as the other characters go, I kinda like this show’s take on Elrond. More scholar/diplomat/herald than warrior….at least at this point of his life.It's a good thing tomorrow is a sunday then, cos you gonna need 2 bottles. At least. lol
Very well said!
Now that I'm finished with the second episode, I gotta give props to the Dwarven lady, she was the most fun and believable character in the whole thing, despite her not having a beard. The dwarves are the best in the show for me, the only part that wasn't just told as being on middle earth but actually felt middle earthy. Although I would have imagined
IronforgeKhazad-dum to be less...green. Still looks great though.