At the UK premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Jeff Bezos spoke about the series, congratulated the creators for their efforts and spoke about what the Tolkien Universe means to him. He also mentioned how much it means to his children. “After Amazon got involved with this project, my son came up to me one day, he looked me in the eye very sincerely and said, ‘Dad, please don’t make that up,'” Bezos recalled, taking the comment to heart hearts. He adds that he knows how much Middle-earth means to so many people, so he’s taken the responsibility of adapting it very seriously (via Variety).
Whether Bezos and the “Rings of Power” team agreed with Tolkien and his fans is still unknown. On the other hand, if early reactions from critics are any indication, then chances are the general public will actually love the upcoming series (via Rotten Tomatoes). From the cast to the pacing and most importantly the visuals, The Rings of Power is a home run among those who had a chance to watch the first two episodes ahead of its streaming premiere. Perhaps most importantly, according to many, it perfectly captures the essence of Middle-earth, which is half the battle when it comes to adapting Tolkien’s writings.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power kicks off its inaugural season on September 2, 2022 (here’s the full release schedule for the curious), and when it does, it’ll be interesting to see how Jeff Bezos and the Minds do behind the program took care of the source material.
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