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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power


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On 29/07/2022 at 06:45, FalconGR said:

I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan, having read the books at least half a dozen times, but I just cannot muster any excitement for this. It just feels like essentially fan fiction to me - I don’t particularly have any interest in what Amazon’s show runners think might have happened to Galadriel in the second age. There just isn’t enough to go on. I don’t think it’s a coincidence the fellowship is the strongest film and by far the most faithful to the books. 


This must be the fundamental divide between people who know/love the source material a TV/film is based on and those oblivious to it, as I'd rank Fellowship as the weakest of the Peter Jackson trilogy.


I find the simplest rule to enjoying TV/film series based on existing stuff from other entertainment mediums is to generally not have experienced those in the first place :P, makes it so much easier to take the TV/film at its own merits, for good or bad. As I stopped reading books a long time ago, this makes all the stuff based on them much simpler to digest without that nagging feeling that the source material was probably superior as it is 9 times out of 10.


As to LotR, fucks knows if it'll be any good, as I've had zero interest in it outside of the first Peter Jackson film trilogy, which was able to escape its genre and have outsider appeal.


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