The Lord of the Rings is widely regarded as one of the most successful film series of all time. Ever since their first debut a long time ago, I’ve been a huge fan of the films.
Amazon has recently introduced a new Lord of the Rings series, titled The Rings of Power. I haven’t seen it yet, but from what I’ve heard, it doesn’t seem to get a lot of positive reviews.
The following are excerpts from a few of the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes:
“The writing is terrible, it is unfathomably dull and nearly unwatchable altogether. Rocks look down? Ridiculous. Lazy. I had a hard time staying awake and will likely give the rest of it a pass. It’s just not connective or interesting or even related to the LotR except in some ham handed attempt to be ‘like’ it.”
“How can so much money end up in such a disastrous production? The only achievement here is the set. Everything else, costumes, acting, dialogues, script is horrendous. It turns out that money alone cannot buy talent; it cannot even buy quality, apparently.”
However, according to the women at The View, the primary reason that people don’t like it is because they’re racist.
“Are you telling me black people can’t be fake people, too?” Goldberg said. “I don’t know if there’s, like, a hobbit club, I don’t know if there are gonna be protests. But people: What is wrong with y’all?”
“What I think is fascinating is like, dragons are OK, fire-breathing dragons, and people with white hair that are born like that when they’re little, and violet eyes, but the black people in it is just a bridge too far for these folks,” panelist Sunny Hostin chimed in.
“The View” newbie Alyssa Farah Griff said anyone leaving negative comments should “get a hobby.”
“It’s just racist. Call it what it is,” Joy Behar said.
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— The View (@TheView) September 6, 2022
I don’t know if they know this, but a show or a movie can be bad and if someone doesn’t like it, maybe it’s because that show or movie is bad, not because they’re racist.
Another show that people have been talking about as well is House of the Dragon, which is a spin-off of Game of Thrones. Again, I haven’t watched this new series either, but I haven’t heard many good things about it either.
It’s also funny to point out that Sunny Hostin said that she’s a “fantasy nerd” but called the author of The Lord of the Rings, “J.K. Tolkien”