After a long and frustrating wait The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerthe highly anticipated series based on the works of JRR Tolkien, will finally be available to watch on Prime Video.
Not be tied to a single specific Tolkien novel, power rings could benefit from a great narrative freedom. As is known, the plot of the series is mainly based on the annexes of The Lord of the Ringsand will be set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of Peter Jackson’s film trilogy, which take place precisely in the Third Age.
Here we will see the younger versions of some well-known elves already known to fans of the saga, including the young Galadriel played by the British actress Morfydd Clark and young Elrond played by Robert Aramayo. We will also see Sauron and witness the birth of the infamous rings he forged to enslave all the free people of Middle-earth.
A work that can undoubtedly be described as ambitious, however since the release of the first official images, the series has been the subject of some criticism on the choices of the cast and the representation of certain characters. The toxic part of the fandom indeed disputed the presence of dwarf and elf females with a different skin color than what we are used to seeing, subjects which together with the release of the series, again became the subject of discussions on the social networks.
The young interpreter of Galadriel does not fit, however, and as reported Reverselaconically defined the criticism of diversity represented in the series as a bunch of “nonsense”:
“Tolkien was a very complex person who created a very complex world, and this idea that anyone can assume they know exactly what they would like or want is, I think, nonsense.“.
Critics of the operation have never failed to give their opinion concerns on the new series developed by Amazon, citing issues of race, history and more. However, some of the greatest Tolkien scholars in the world were involved in the making of the series in order to help the writers and assess the absence of conflicts with the canon of the works.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is available on Prime Video starting today, Friday September 2.
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