“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Early Reactions Call it a Beautiful, Joyous Return to Middle-earth

The early reactions to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are in, and it sounds as if the return quest to Middle-earth has been worth the wait. The much discussed, hugely ambitious, massively expensive new series from Prime Video will be airing its first two episodes on the big screen in select theaters for some fans, but for most of us, the 8-episode epic will be playing out on our screens. So what are people saying about this sweeping series, set in Middle-earth’s Second Age and chronicling the return of the Sauron and the early lives of some of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most beloved characters, Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and Elron (Robert Aramayo)?

Bold. Beautiful. Powerhouse storytelling. Magnetic characters. Folks? We might have not one but two must-see fantasy epics on our hands now, with The Rings of Power joining HBO’s House of the Dragon. We’re not complaining.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is unlike Peter Jackson’s two trilogies (The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) in some major ways, the most crucial of all being the new series does not come from a specific Tolkien novel. The thrust of the action comes from the rich mythology Tolkien created around his stories to give them weight, history, and texture. With the young Galadriel at the series center, The Rings of Power is set thousands of years before the events in Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” and will follow the young heroine on a quest to wake the slumbering realms up to the fact that a great evil has returned.

Without further ado, let’s take a quick peek at what the early reactions to the series have been thus far. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on Prime Video on September 2.

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Featured image: Morfydd Clark is Galadriel in “Lord of the Rings of Power.” Courtesy Ben Rothstein/Amazon Prime Video.


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