On August 23, 2022, social media was inundated with early reactions to The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, and suffice to say, the series has received seemingly endless praise.
“Get ready to be amazed by the scale and reach of #TheRingsofPower. I don’t know how they managed to pull it off, but they made a Lord of the Rings show that is similar to Lord of the Rings.” written by Steven Weintraub@colliderfrosty), continuing in a second tweet to praise the costumes, sets, actors, and cinematography. Brandon Katz (ur.@Great_Katzby) also impressed the first two episodes, especially the introduction to the various civilizations that call Middle-earth home.
Edward Douglas (ur.@EDouglasWW) gave props to both episodes but stated that Episode 2 would be Indeed excite Tolkien fans. Trent Moore (English)@trentlmoore) discussed in a tweet the show’s ability to showcase its huge budget, adding, “Even in such a huge world, it’s never overwhelming and keeps the focus.” Meanwhile, DeVayne Hamby (@DeWayneHamby) argues that Rings of Power is a worthy adaptation that will make you want to see more.
Featuring music and visuals for the show, Alex Zalben (@azalben) let fans of the Peter Jackson movies know that this will revive some of that old magic. Lauren Sarner (ur.@LaurenSarner) a bit skeptical but pleasantly surprised by what Rings of Power has to offer, and Tamara Fuentes (@tamara_fuentes) liked it, although she had never watched the Lord of the Rings films.
With such rave reviews in mind, The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power can’t come soon enough.