Almost 20 years ago and as part of a trilogy, director Peter Jackson brought JRR Tolkien’s novel to the big screen. A success with in particular 17 Oscars won and almost 3 billion dollars in revenue when the three films were released in dark rooms.
The Lord of the Rings returns today to Prime Video, the video streaming platform ofAmazon. Series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power exploits the universe of Lord of the Ringsbut dates back long before the events brought to the cinema by Peter Jackson, including in The Hobbit.
The expectation is high with fans of JRR Tolkien, but also on the side of Amazon which has allocated a budget of 465 million dollars for the first season of 8 episodes. Astronomical for a TV series.
Reviews for the first two episodes
Ahead of availability on Prime Video, the first two episodes of the series were shown to the press. For Varietythey are ” admirably concise and convincing in their introduction “, and they ” fit perfectly into the cinematic universe of Peter Jackson’s films “, with their own narration. The Washington Post is on the other hand much more skeptical on the intrigues.
Pour The Guardianseries The Rings of Power is so amazing that it makes pass” House of the Dragon for amateurism. “A confrontation with the prequel to the blockbuster series Game of Thrones the HBO.
On the side of French-speaking critics, France info considers that the new series gives ” the same thrill as the first films of the saga ” de Peter Jackson. ” We are completely disoriented and immersed in this fascinating universe. ” Pour Premiereit is ” the impression of a return to a familiar universe which is far from being unpleasant. ” But for The Obs” we stretch a pre-existing universe already exhausted ” as for House of the Dragon.
It is the reviews of Amazon’s Prime Video subscribers who will decide… also taking a look at the level of piracy that will be generated. Fifty episodes are already planned.
Source: GNT – actualités by www.generation-nt.com.
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