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LOTR: The Rings of Power Spoiler Thread
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8-Sep-2022, 7:51 AM

TheHutt70 said:

stupid agenda rammed down my throat

To be honest, when this series was first announced and details started to surface, I was expecting exactly that. But so far, this series is a pleasant surprise. The only “woke agenda” elements I can really see and acknowledge are these two:

  1. Having a somewhat greater number of lead female characters than most Tolkien works.
  2. Casting minority actors into roles that would traditionally be portrayed by white actors.

Either of these two don’t offend me in any way, on the contrary.

I have no problem believing that Middle Earth thousands of years into the past would have been a different place in many ways. I think this show gets it right where it counts.

It’s pretty clear that it is created by people who know and greatly respect the source material, even if they are only allowed to use its basic outline. The characters, both old and new, are likeable and well portrayed, the cinematography is amazing and the storytelling actually manages to feel very “Tolkienesque”. If keep this up, at worst this could turn out to be one of the greatest fan-fictions of all time. I say bring it on.

And I think there’s really no need to try to get people not to enjoy The Rings of Power – or any other show, I guess – for what it is.