Rings of Power: The First Reviews on Amazon
The new Amazon series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” has got off to a flying start. You can even watch the first episodes for free. The first reviews are now available on Amazon. Plus: An Echo 4 in the design of the series.
New series: This is how you see “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” – the first episodes are even free.
In the meantime, Amazon has released comments on the Rings of Power series. The current rating (status: 9.40 a.m., 15.9.2022) is 3.4 out of 5 stars. After all, 26 percent of the reviews only have 1 star. Another 11 percent only have 2 stars. But 50 percent even gave it 5 stars. The associated comments vary in what they say accordingly. A main criticism seems to be that the series does not correspond to the work of Tolkien. But there are also comments that attest to the series’ good structure and high-quality cinematic implementation.
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The Echo 4 in the design of the new series. However, this special edition does not offer any additional functions compared to the standard Echo 4.
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Amazon has a special edition of the
( You can find our test report here ) for the Rings of Power series. However, this specially designed Echo 4 is not commercially available.
Amazon already celebrated 25 million viewers worldwide after the first 24 hours. This made “Rings of Power” the most watched series premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
However, Amazon did not immediately release ratings for the new series, but only checked them, as Variety reported. With this, Amazon wants to sort out fake ratings from trolls and bots. Ratings that pass the check and come from real viewers are then released by Amazon after 72 hours. Amazon only introduced this 72-hour delay for the publication of applications a few weeks ago.
Reviews from other platforms
In the well-known Internet Movie Database (imdb), which belongs to Amazon, the ratings were only average shortly after the start of the series: 6.8 out of 10. On Rotten Tomatoes, on the other hand, the ratings of the press critics and other users differed considerably: there were 86 percent by the professionals, but only 36 percent by the audience. At Metacritic, the “rings of power” also performed better with the critics than with the users. This trend on the film platforms mentioned continues to this day.
Here is a direct link to the first three episodes
You can now watch the first season of the new fantasy series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on Amazon Prime Video. You can even see the first episodes for free if you try Amazon Prime for free now.
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The new Lord of the Rings series, loosely adapted from JRR Tolkien’s literary work (so it is not a 1:1 adaptation of a book by Tolkien), appears exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Start was on September 2, 2022. The first two episodes of the first season – “Shadows of the Past” and “Flotsam” –
were available at launch.
Here is the short description of the first two episodes from Amazon:
Episode 1: Shadows of the Past
Galadriel (played by Morfydd Clark in the series and not by Cate Blanchett as in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) is concerned at signs of the return of an ancient evil; Arondir makes a disturbing discovery; Elrond is faced with an intriguing new venture; Nori breaks one of the most important laws of the Harfeet.
Episode 2: Flotsam
Galadriel finds a new ally; Elrond is not welcome with an old friend; Nori tries to help a stranger; Arondir seeks answers while Bronwyn warns her people of a threat.
On 9.9. Amazon then released the third episode: “Adar”.
Overview of the series
The Amazon Original series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is scheduled for five seasons and takes place long before the events we know from the Tolkien books “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings”. Because while the two books mentioned and their film adaptations play in the so-called “Third Age”, the Amazon series shows events from the “Second Age”. Sauron, the main villain from “Lord of the Rings” has his rise in the “Second Age” and forges just this one ring, which is what “The Lord of the Rings” is about. The five seasons will cost Amazon $1 billion to produce.
Here’s how to watch the first episodes for free
The first episodes have been available to stream exclusively on Prime Video worldwide in over 240 countries and territories since September 2nd. New episodes will be added weekly. An Amazon Prime account is required.
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