Tag: The Lord of the Rings

THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 5 (STORY ANALYSIS)THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 5 (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 5

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 5 is the fifth instalment of the first season of a fantasy TV series streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Loosely based on the appendices author JRR Tolkien included in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, canonically, this series is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, whereas the Lord of the Rings was set in the Third Age. Much has been made about this series being unfaithful to Tolkien’s works and thus, we have decided to analyse the story of The Rings of Power on its own merits, while ignoring the accusations of virtue signalling race and gender swapping.

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THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 4 (STORY ANALYSIS)THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 4 (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 4

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 4 is the fourth instalment of the first season of a fantasy TV series streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Loosely based on the appendices author JRR Tolkien included in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, canonically, this series is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, whereas the Lord of the Rings was set in the Third Age. Much has been made about this series being unfaithful to Tolkien’s works and thus, we have decided to analyse the story of The Rings of Power on its own merits, while ignoring the accusations of virtue signalling race and gender swapping.

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: WHY IT WORKSTHE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: WHY IT WORKS

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an epic fantasy movie drama series directed by Peter Jackson, based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novels viz. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King. The trilogy was released from 2001 – 2003 and was critically acclaimed and a smash hit at the box office (almost $3 billion), with the final movie sweeping the Academy Awards in 2004.

With the prequel series, The Rings of Power being – like most modern-day adaptations – highly divisive, it is probably instructional to analyse the reasons why The Lord of the Rings trilogy works in a way that seems to have eluded the folks behind The Rings of Power series. Thus, although almost everybody in the civilised world has probably seen these films, a spoiler warning is still necessary.

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THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EPS 1 – 2 (STORY ANALYSIS)THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EPS 1 – 2 (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Rings of Power Season 1 Eps 1 - 2

The Rings of Power Season 1 Eps 1 – 2 are the first instalments of the first season of a fantasy TV series streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Loosely based on the appendices author JRR Tolkien included in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, canonically, this series is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, whereas the Lord of the Rings was set in the Third Age. Much has been made about this series being not true to Tolkien’s works and thus, we have decided to analyse the story of The Rings of Power on its own merits, while ignoring the accusations of virtue signalling race and gender swapping.

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