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First Impressions Of 'The Rings Of Power' Begin To Appear Online

First Impressions Of 'The Rings Of Power' Begin To Appear Online

Critics have been sharing their thoughts on Prime Video's Lord of the Rings series, and it's sounding very promising.

I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will be premiering on Prime Video next week. The series is set thousands of years before The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, 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”.

Now, as reported by The One Ring, critic impressions for the first two episodes in the series are in, and it sounds like fans are in for a real treat. Mostly, it seems that people have been full of nothing but praise for the series so far - let’s take a look at some highlights.

But, before we do, take a look at the latest trailer for The Rings of Power below.

“Have seen the first [two] episodes of the @primevideo's #LordOfTheRings series. Prepare to be blown away by the scale and scope of #TheRingsofPower. I don’t know how they managed to pull this off, but they made a Lord of the Rings show that feels like Lord of the Rings,” wrote Collider’s Steven Weintraub. “Everything about this series is incredible. From the cinematography to the costumes to the movie quality sets. And, of course, the cast. Get ready for something special. I cannot wait to see more.”

“#TheRingsOfPower is a CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE! The visionary team behind it has produced an epic that dives into its roots and delivers a story like no other,” tweeted The Movie Podcast’s @AJJetset. “Its production is beyond comparison, masterfully orchestrating a mythology that fans have been waiting for. Bravo!”

“I had been skeptical...but I was very pleasantly surprised. It is actually good! Very good! Visuals & tone are just right. IMO, a great addition to the Tolkien world,” wrote New York Post’s Lauren Sarner. 

So, how about that? There’s really not too long to wait to judge for yourself, as the series will begin streaming on 2 September. 

Featured Image Credit: Amazon Prime Video

Topics: The Lord Of The Rings, TV And Film, Amazon