The series appears to have been review bombed — when trolls flood intentionally negative reviews for a show or film — on other sites like Rotten Tomatoes, where it has an 84% rating from professional critics, but a 37% from user-submitted reviews. “The Rings of Power” has been fending off trolls for months, especially ones who take issue with the decision to cast actors of color as elves, dwarves, harfoots and other folk of Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth.
True kvlt Tolkien fans are waiting for the adaptation of the footnotes from the History of Middle-earth series.Amazon’s Delay for ‘The Rings of Power’ Reviews on Prime Video Part of New Initiative to Filter Out Trolls
Some people online seem really angry about this series based on an appendix in LOTR
Not sure I understand that - the objection to the objection, I mean. It's meant to be based on one person's artistic vision, and if it deviates significantly from that then it's reasonable to ask if those deviations are justified.One of the more puzzling objections to Rings of Power that I've seen is that "Amazon are just making it up" - like Tolkien wasn't?
Ironically, Tolkien was known for having a pretty great sense of humour IRL.I was happy not to see much in the way of post-Marvel snarky humour. Instead it was all pompous and humourless (or cheekily cheerily unfunnily humorous, in the case of the hobbits) – like Tolkein himself.
Yes, although it was cleverly made acceptable to a liberal audience by portraying the agitators as xenophobes. Strong Numenexit/MNGA vibes.Anyone notice the anti-union ( sorry, "guild" ) slant when they get to Númenor? Bezos must have had a say in that particular storyline