The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power Review

Epic drama set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power Review.

Beginning in a time of relative peace, we follow an ensemble cast of characters as they confront the re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power Movie Story 

This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.
The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power Episodes.

What will the series be called?

Amazon announced in early 2022 that the series will be called The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. “This is a title that we imagine could live on the spine of a book next to J.R.R. Tolkien’s other classics,” said show-runners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. “The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of Middle-earth’s Second Age: the forging of the rings, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Until now, audiences have only seen on-screen the story of the One Ring—but before there was one, there were many… and we’re excited to share the epic story of them all.”

What will the series be about?

In a preview of the series at Empire Magazine, more details about the setting have emerged, courtesy of concept artist John Howe. “This isn’t the Middle-earth you remember,” he said. “This is a world that’s very vibrant. The elves are not hidden away in Mirkwood or lingering in Rivendell. They’re busy constructing kingdoms. The dwarven kingdom of Moria is not an abandoned mine and the Grey Havens is not yet an abandoned city. I loved having the opportunity to explore that unseen history.” Howe also suggests that we’ll see the elves in a new context entirely, saying, “We’re finally sailing on the oceans of Middle-earth. They’re daunting and enterprising and are almost colonizing the world. They were a lot of fun to imagine. It’s something neither the Lord Of The Rings nor Hobbit movies went anywhere near.”

Morfydd Clark as Galadriel

When Amazon released a map of Middle Earth as a teaser about the series, captioned, “Welcome to the Second Age,” it revealed a pivotal plot clue. You see, the history of Middle Earth is divided into four ages. (You’re likely most familiar with the Third Age, the latter years of which see the action of The Lord of the Rings transpire.) The Second Age sees the rise and (temporary) defeat of Sauron, the big baddie from the original films. So the official synopsis’s reference to “the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen” confirms an appearance from Sauron, while the mention of Númenor suggests a storyline familiar to fans of the novels.

Season One : Episode – 01

Fans have speculated that Amazon will tell Tolkien’s epic tale of the Fall of Númenor, given its choice to release a map that prominently features the island. During the Second Age, men with Elvish heritage settled the island of Númenor, where they became great seafarers. The Númenoreans lived in days of peace and glory until they fell under the sway of Sauron, who promised them the eternal life they coveted in the Elves in exchange for their aid in his war against the gods. As punishment, the gods transformed the formerly flat Earth into a globe. The ocean subsumed Númenor, drowning everyone on the island but Sauron. The surviving Númenoreans, who were sheltered on their ships, fled to Middle Earth, where they founded Gondor and gave rise to a long line of kings, which would one day include Aragorn.

Awhile back, Amazon released a first image from the series to celebrate the wrap of filming in New Zealand. While Vanity Fair confirmed that the image is from the show’s first episode, the identity of the person pictured remains unconfirmed. The image contains a major clue: two glowing trees, spotted in the distance. These trees are likely Telperion and Laurelin, also known as the Two Trees of Valinor. These trees light the known world and come to define an age called The Years of the Trees. Melkor, from who trained Sauron as his lieutenant, incites a war with the gods over his creation of the Silmarils, three jewels crafted with the light of the trees within them. The epic conflict ends with the destruction of the trees, forcing the gods to invent the sun and the moon to light the known world. This all happens way, way pre-Second Age, suggesting that the Amazon series may turn the clock back even further.

Is Peter Jackson involved?

As soon as the news broke about Amazon’s purchase of the rights, fans wondered about the potential involvement of Peter Jackson. At first, Jackson stated that he wasn’t at all involved, saying, “I understand how my name could come up, but there is nothing happening with me on this project.” Later, Jackson changed his tune, saying, “I think they’re going to send us some scripts to see if we can help them along. I wish them all the best and if we can help them we certainly will try. It’s a big task.” You can see Thor Love and Thunder 2022 Review Cast & Details.

Jackson’s iconic films cast a long shadow—one that the Rings of Power team is painfully aware of. “Anyone approaching Lord of The Rings on screen would be wrong not to think about how wonderfully right [Jackson] got so much of it,” McKay told Empire. “But we’re admirers from afar, that’s it. The Rings of Power doesn’t try to compete with him.”

Who’s Attached to The Series?

The Rings of Power will follow a whopping 22 major characters. Some of those castings of returning characters, we know: Morfydd Clark will play a young Galadriel, Robert Aramayo will play a young Elrond, and Maxim Baldry will play Isildur. But we’ll also meet some Tolkien characters who have yet to appear onscreen. Owain Arthur will play Prince Durin IV, prince of the bustling Dwarven realm of Khazad-dûm (you’ll remember it as the subterranean cavern where Gandalf fell to his not-death). Charles Edwards will play Celebrimbor, whose skills with metallurgy and magic lead to the forging of the rings.

And some characters, The Rings of Power is creating wholecloth. Sophia Nomvete will play a Dwarven princess named Disa, while Ismael Cruz Córdova will play Arondir, a silvan elf involved in a forbidden love affair with human healer Bronwyn, a single mother living in Middle-earth’s Southlands. Charlie Vickers will play Halbrand, a human who falls into dire circumstances alongside Galadriel. New images tee up two more new characters: Theo (played by Tyroe Muhafidin), a human child holding what looks like the shards of Narsil, and the healer Bronwyn (played by Nazanin Boniadi), standing dramatically by a creek. Amazon has revealed that Theo is Bronwyn’s son.

The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power Movie Cast

We know several cast members and now we have some more information about who they will play. Morfydd Clark will play Galadriel. Charlie Vickers will play a new character called Halbrand. Charles Edwards will play Celebrimor. Sophia Nomvete will play Princess Disa, a dwarven princess. Owain Arthur will play Prince Durin IV. Ismael Cruz Córdova will play silvan elf, Arondir. Nazanin Boniadi will play Bronwyn, Arondir’s human love interest. Robert Aramayo will play Elrond. Maxim Baldry will play Isildur. Megan Richards and Markella Kavenagh will play harfoots. Benjamin Walker plays High King Gil-galad, Daniel Weyman portrays The Stranger, and Markella Kavenagh is Elanor “Nori” Brandyfoot.

Real NameCast Name
Benjamin Walker as High King Gil-galad
Morfydd Clark as Galadriel
Robert Aramayo as Elrond
Maxim Baldry as Isildur
Charles Edwards as Celebrimbor
Daniel Weyman as The Stranger
Markella Kavenagh as Elanor "Nori" Brandyfoot
Owain Arthur asPrince Durin IV
Lenny Henry as Sadoc Burrows
Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn
Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir

Behind the Scenes

Like The Lord of the Rings movies, The Rings of Power filmed in New Zealand. Although its second season plans to film in London. Production began in 2020 for the series, which Amazon calls a “multi-season drama.” Amazon outbid Netflix to obtain rights to make the series for $250 million 2017. The deal included a five-season commitment, but Amazon has only formally renewed The Rings of Power for season two. We don’t yet know how many episodes season one includes.

The series is led by showrunners and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. They are joined by executive producers Lindsey Weber, Callum Greene, J.A. Bayona, Belén Atienza, Justin Doble, Jason Cahill, Gennifer Hutchison, Bruce Richmond, and Sharon Tal Yguado, and producers Ron Ames and Christopher Newman. Wayne Che Yip is co-executive producer and directs along with J.A. Bayona and Charlotte Brändström.

The Rings of Power‘s Plot

As mentioned, the series takes place in the Second Age. We’ll see the forging of the 20 rings of power. That includes three for elves, seven for dwarves, nine for mortal men, and one for Sauron. So, we know we’ll see Sauron’s rise to power. The show will also feature the epic tale of Númenor and the Last Alliance of elves and men.

Additionally, an article published by Vanity Fair revealed more insights about the show, including new images. The article extrapolated further on the idea of the show, offering that The Lord of the Rings series “is based not on a Tolkien novel per se but on the vast backstory he laid out in the appendices to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.” The article also confirmed how important the forging of the rings would be to the story.

The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power Movie Release Date

September 2, 2022 will be the premiere date for the series. Enjoy a flagon of ale hobbit-style celebration. A new episode will air every Friday after that.
 

The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power Movie Trailer

For $250 million, Amazon Originals purchased the global rights to a television adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Besides to being directed by Peter Jackson and adapted from the beloved novels of Tolkien. They are among the most profitable and award-winning films of all time. These works are mythopoeic masterpieces credited with bringing the fantasy genre into the modern era. They are definitive works about power, courage, and loss.

The Lord of the Rings The Rings of Power Genres and Details

DescribeName
GenreAction
Adventure
Drama
Fantasy
Based on The Lord of the Rings and appendices
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Developed by
J. D. Payne
Patrick McKay
Theme music composerHoward Shore
Composer Bear McCreary
Country of origin United States
Original language English
Executive producersJ. D. Payne
Patrick McKay
Lindsey Weber
Callum Greene
J. A. Bayona
Belén Atienza
Justin Doble
Jason Cahill
Gennifer Hutchison
Bruce Richmond
Sharon Tal Yguado
ProducersRon Ames
Christopher Newman
Production locations
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Production companies
Amazon Studios
Tolkien Estate
Tolkien Trust
HarperCollins
New Line Cinema
DistributorAmazon Studios
Official sites LOTRonPrime on TwitterOfficial Site
Also known asLord of the Rings
Releasing DateSeptember 2, 2022 (United States)

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Final Word

There will even be the appearance of orcs. During the production of Rings of Power, Lindsey Weber. An executive producer, spoke with IGN about being an Orc in the Second Age. The look of their friends felt appropriate, part of a wilder, more raw Second Age Middle-earth. Closer to the end of the First Age. At the time, they are not yet organized into armies, they are scattered, and they have been scavenging for food. Their story is at a different time.”

By W Smith

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