Fans criticize ‘Rings of Power’

Angry “Lord of the Rings” fans chanted, “What Elrond?!” today.

New TV series ‘Lord of the Rings’ from Prime Videothe Lord of the Rings: rings of strengthIts first two episodes came out Thursday night — and die-hard Tolkien buffs don’t do a happy dance at Prancing Pony.

The Rings of Power, a $715 million gamble (some reports say it cost $1 billion) for Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service, It had a trivial rating of 37% for the audience on Rotten Tomatoes with over 2,800 user reviews so far. (on the flip side, “House of the Dragon” on HBO He has 85% fan points.)

“Nothing less than embarrassing,” Eric wrote. S. of the show stars Morfydd Clark as Galadriel and Robert Aramayo as Elrond. “The writing is worse than you’d expect to see on The CW. It really looks like it was written by a barely graduated high school student who managed to get a C average in creative writing. It’s a blazing garbage fire.”

“Lord of the Rings” hard-liners see red after watching the new “The Rings of Power” series on Prime Video.
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Many fans objected to the writing of the fantasy drama, which is based on JRR Tolkien "supplements."
Many fans objected to the writing of the fantasy drama, which is based on JRR Tolkien’s “Extensions”.

Matt L added.

Sadie S. wasn’t as impressed as Gollum who gifted a ring from Kay Jewelers. “This was absolutely terrible, a very artificial and heartless look. What a disgrace,” she said.

Critics have been warmer towards the big-budget fantasy series, featuring an 83% critics rating on

stickers raved about Lauren Sarnerdescribing the “Episodes” as “a dazzling, fascinating and exciting journey into Middle-earth.”

But when it comes to fan feedback, it’s all Shire and brimstone.

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